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Members’ biographical register


Walter Leonard (Taylor) Jones


Birth
Date: 2 October 1885
Place: Sedgley, Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1905
Parents
Son of James, registrar and civil servant (workhouse master), and Elizabeth Mary Simpson
Marriage and Family
Married 6 February 1915, District Registry Office, Bunbury, Winifred Alwina Ninke (born circa 1885), daughter of Rudolph and Gertrude Myers
Children: one daughter
Death
Date: 16 January 1924
Place: Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Dudley Elizabethan School and Birmingham University
Studied for ministry but did not complete course
Occupation
Auctioneer
Employment History
Auctioneer and insurance agent at Collie and Fremantle
Enlisted 10 August 1915, New Guinea Guard, 4th Tropical Force Field Company
Served at Rabaul, Sergeant 1 November 1916

Discharged because of ill-health 16 May 1917
Journalist from 1921
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
29 September 1917
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1921
Electorate
Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Fremantle 29 September 1917–12 March 1921
  • Contested Fremantle 12 March 1921
Background/Membership
Resided at Cottesloe
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 109.
West Australian, 1 October 1917.