Sunday, January 23, 2011

Herbert George Romeril MP

Herbert George Romeril MP

Born 1881 Walworth, South London
Educated Castle Hill School, West Ealing

Started work as a railway clerk at thee Railway Clearing House, London in 1896 aged 15.

Railway Clerk and active Trade Unionist he became Chairman of the Clearing House branch and a member of the National Executive Committee of the Railway Clerks Association (Union, now TSSA). Romeril was President of the Railway Clerks Association 1912-1916

Romeril joined the Independent Labour Party in 1906 and served as the ILP Branch Secretary for Ealing and Chairman of West London ILP Federation and Chairman of the ILP Metropolitan London District Council

He was elected as the Member of Parliament for St Pancras South East in 1923, he was the first Railway Clerks Association (TSSA) member to enter Parliament 6 December 1923

Later lived at 57 Grenoble Gardens, Palmers Green
Herbert George Romeril Died 2nd October 1963.

(above picture) Southall Station