Thomas Armfield

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Thomas Armfield
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Musgrave
In office
22 May 1915 – 9 October 1920
Preceded byJohn White
Succeeded byHenry Cattermull
Personal details
Thomas Gummersal Armfield

Suffolk, England
Died21 April 1931 (aged 79-80)
Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
Resting placeNorthern Suburbs Cemetery
NationalityEnglish Australian
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Margaret Theresa Campbell (m.1877 d.1929)

Thomas Gummersal Armfield (1851 - 21 April 1931) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Early life[edit]

Armfield was born at Suffolk, England, the son of George Armfield and his wife Rachel Louie (née White). He was a Coachsmith by trade.

In 1877 he married Margaret Theresa Campbell (died 1929)[2] at Albury, New South Wales with the marriage producing one son and two daughters. Armfield died at Kogarah in of April 1931[1] and his funeral proceeded from his daughter's residence and Sydney to the Northern Suburbs Cemetery.[3]

Public life[edit]

Armfield, representing the Labor Party, won the seat of Musgrave in the Queensland Assembly at the 1915 Queensland state election. He held the seat until the 1920 Queensland state election where he was defeated by the Country Party's Henry Cattermull.[1]

In 1879 Armfield established the Coachmakers' Union and was president of the Workers' Political Organisation in Bundaberg.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ Births, Deaths and Marriages searchNew South Wales Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Family Notices". The Sydney Morning Herald (29, 109). New South Wales, Australia. 22 April 1931. p. 9. Retrieved 15 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
John White
Member for Musgrave
Succeeded by
Henry Cattermull