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Arthur Albert Kyle (1889–1969)

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Arthur Albert Kyle (1889-1969) trade union and Labor Party official

Birth: 18 September 1889 at Wodonga, Victoria, son of Andrew Kyle (1840-1898), a butcher, born at Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and Louisa A, née Allen, born at Albury, New South Wales. Marriage: 1915 at Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, to Winifred Cook (1894-1991), born at Geelong, Victoria. They had two sons, one of whom died in childhood. Death: 20 October 1969 at Childers Street, North Kew, Melbourne, Victoria. 

  • He served for two years 11 months in No. 4 Battery, AFA, for 2 years 12 days in No 1 Battery RAFA and for six months in the Royal Australian Navy before 1916.
  • Was a labourer, living at Fitzroy, Melbourne, when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 18 February 1916. Rejected for active service abroad, because of trachoma, he was ruled fit for home service, served in the Permanent Guard Corps and the naval guard and was promoted sergeant in March 1917. He was discharged on 4 April 1918.
  • After his war service he worked as a storeman, joined the Storemen and Packers Union and lived at Kew, in Melbourne.
  • Candidate for North ward, Kew City Council, in August 1935.
  • In 1952 he became president of the Victorian branch of the ALP.
  • Federal Secretary, Storemen and Packers’ Union. Retired 1962.
  • Cause of death: carcinoma of lung (6 months), arteriosclerosis (10 years) and chronic bronchitis (15 years).

Sources
Fact
, 2 August 1962.

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'Kyle, Arthur Albert (1889–1969)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/kyle-arthur-albert-34263/text42986, accessed 23 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

18 September, 1889
Wodonga, Victoria, Australia

Death

20 October, 1969 (aged 80)
Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (lung)

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