|Member of the Australian Parliament|
31 May 1913 – 6 November 1922
|Preceded by||William Hedges|
|Succeeded by||William Watson|
|Born||20 May 1883|
Port Pirie, South Australia
|Died||20 June 1955 (aged 72)|
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Labor (1913–17) |
Reginald John Burchell (20 May 1883 – 20 June 1955) was an Australian politician. Born in Port Pirie, South Australia, he received a primary education before moving to Western Australia in 1897, where he became a railwayman and railway unionist. In 1913, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Fremantle, defeating the sitting Liberal member, William Hedges. In 1916, he joined Prime Minister Billy Hughes in leaving the Labor Party over the issue of conscription, joining Hughes' new National Labor Party. In 1917, the National Labor Party merged with the Liberal Party to form the Nationalist Party. Burchell retained his seat as a Nationalist in 1917 with a very large 25.2% swing. He retired in 1922, becoming a company manager and administrative officer in Melbourne. Burchell died in 1955.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Fremantle
|This article about an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|