Sir Kenneth McColl Anderson
ANDERSON, Sir KENNETH MCCOLL (1909-1985), real-estate agent, property valuer and politician, was born on 11 October 1909 at sea off Adelaide, fifth of six surviving children of David More Anderson, an agent from Scotland, and his Sydney-born second wife Florence May, née McWhirter. David was to become an auctioneer and building contractor, an alderman and mayor of Ryde, and a member (1920-30) of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Educated at Ryde Public and Petersham Boys’ Intermediate schools, Ken worked as an insurance clerk until his retrenchment during the Depression. He then followed his father into the real-estate business at Eastwood, later buying a larger agency, J. G. Stone & Co., at West Ryde and qualifying as an auctioneer and property valuer. At the Presbyterian Church, Meadowbank, on 17 June 1936 he married Madge Martha Merrion, a cashier.
Having served as a signalman in the Militia, Anderson enlisted in the Australian ...Read more at the source website