William Edwards lived at 31 Pearl Street, Newtown. He died on 1 September 1918. His wife and several adult children survived him.
Edwards was a justice of the peace (JP). He was a member of Loyal St John’s Lodge, MUIOOF, No. 6, Newtown.
Local government service
William Edwards was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1904-19, representing Camden Ward. He served as Mayor of Newtown Council in 1905. Edwards resigned in 1915. He also served in the 1890s on St Peters Council, and was its Mayor in 1894.
‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1904, p. 13 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14597058
‘Municipal election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 1915, p. 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15588792
‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 September 1918, p. 5 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15801976