Paul Saviour J Sammut

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Paul Saviour J Sammut BEM (1905-1976) was a Maltese boxer and Alderman in Australia.

Paul was born in Mosta on November 23, 1905 and migrated to Australia in the 1920's and went to work in the cane fields of Northern Queensland. He excelled himself in sport and became amateur boxing champion of North Queensland. He applied this talent later on at the Parramatta Police Boy’s Club where he gave freely of his time teaching boys the art of self defence. He became Alderman of Holroyd Municipal Council (NSW) and represented Lawson Ward for 14 years (1962-1974).

Awards and recognitions

  • In 1972 Paul Sammut was mentioned in the Queen’s Honours List and received the British Empire Medal in recognition of his work in the community.

He was married to Violet and had a son, Vic, and a daughter, Fay. He died on January 10, 1976.