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Mr Henry Phipps John WOODWARD (1898 - 1966)

Farm agent and politician.

Born 04/04/1898

  At Brent Knoll, Somerset, England

Son of Frank Woodward, general dealer, and Mary Jane Randall. Of Church Farm East Brent.

He was educated to elementary level in East Brent and initially worked with his father, but later became a produce agent and farmer in East Brent.

He served briefly during WW1 as a private in the

Inns of Court. Officer Training Corps

He married Ethel Victoria on 11 April 1922 and had  1 daughter and 1 son.

Henry Woodward migrated to New South Wales Australia in 1922 and was a farm produce agent and company director.

He sat in parliament as a member of the Labor Party but joined the Liberal Party after leaving office.

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947

Member for Lane Cove NSW 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947

Australian Labour Party (ALP); after defeat joined the Liberal Party and became president of the North Sydney branch.

   He died 03/04/1966

 at Wollstonecraft, New South Wales, Australia

With acknowledgement to Jane Jones New Zealand