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Members’ biographical register

Alfred George Reynolds

Date: 22 May 1894
Place: Baroona Road, Milton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA circa 1920
Son of John Napoleon Reynolds, botanist, engineer and mineralogist, and Elizabeth Florence (Tinney) Piper
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 16 February 1922, Sacred Heart Church, Highgate Hill, WA to Monica Margaret McKenna (born circa 1897), daughter of John and Elizabeth Smith
Children: four sons and one daughter
Widowed 4 July 1932
Married (2) 7 September 1933, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Marian Elizabeth Barnett (1901–5 September 1984), daughter of Matthew Robert Barnett and Phoebe Elizabeth Horgan
Children: one son
Date: 19 April 1976
Place: Concorde Nursing Home, South Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Church of England
Alloms College and Brisbane Technical College
After war studied science, wool and accounting
Secretary/auditor and farmer
Employment History
Enlisted Australian Imperial Force at Brisbane 3 September 1914 while still a student
Served at Gallipoli and France in 3rd Field Ambulance Company
Promoted Lieutenant/Corporal 29 October 1916
Returned to Australia 8 October 1918, discharged 3 August 1919
Lecturer in sheep and wool for Queensland Education Department
Farmed at Wandering (1922), Mukinbudin (most of 1920s and 1930s), Serpentine (1939) and York (early 1940s)
Secretary and auditor of government country hospitals for Medical Department 1944–1947
Clerk (temporary) in Medical Department (General and Finance) 13 April 1955–1959
Foundation president Mukinbudin Agricultural Society 1933
Date Elected
15 March 1947
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Alfred Reynolds
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Forrest 15 March 1947–25 March 1950 (electorate abolished in redistribution)
  • Contested Canning 25 March 1950

  • Member Select Committee on the Land Sales Control Act 1948–1949
Moved to city post 1947?
Foundation president Mukinbudin Agricultural Society 1933
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 222.