1942/3 mayor of Mitcham
born c.1879 died 19th May 1962
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Mr. W. Dalton dies, aged 83
An ex-mayor of Mitcham, Mr William Dalton (aged 83), Commonside East, Mitcham, died in Wilson hospital on Saturday. He had had a bronchial complaint.
The funeral service, which was attended by officials of the Council as well as friends of the family, was at the South London Crematorium, Streatham Vale, yesterday afternoon (Thursday).
Mr Dalton, a prominent local Liberal, became Mayor in 1942.
He was also prominent in the National Savings Organisation. He first became interested in savings during the Second World War when he was elected Chairman of the local savings committee.
He was forced to retire from the moment because of illness.
While he was with the committee he was elected as constituency member for East Surrey on the National Assembly and chairman of the East Surrey constituency.
In 1942 Mr Dalton opened the savings centre at Fair Green, Mitcham, now taken over by the Trustee Savings Bank.
Among his other activities he served on the management committees of local schools and hospitals.
Source: Mitcham News & Mercury, 25th May, 1962, page 1.