Roy Blanchard

Electrical Mechanic

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1923 1928
Alderman Waterloo 1930 1931
Alderman Waterloo 1934 1941

Family background

Roy Isador Keith Blanchard was born on 20 January 1892 in Wellington, NSW, son of William W Blanchard and Annette Gardiner. He married Mildren I Eileen Sloane (1894-1979) on 23 October 1915 in Sydney and they had six children. Blanchard died on 4 July 1962 (late of Kellyville), aged 70 years and he was buried in the Catholic Mortuary, Rookwood Cemetery. He lived at 348 Elizabeth Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Roy Blanchard worked as a linesman with the City of Sydney Council. A Labor alderman, he had strong links with the union movement. He was a disciple of J T Lang but in reality there was little difference in ideology between Official Labor and being Labor.

Local government service

Roy Blanchard was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1923-28, 1930-31 and 1934-41. Roy Blanchard was elected in March 1930 in lieu of Alderman William Bramston, deceased.


‘Council Election Results’, The Sydney Morning Herald 4 December 1922 p. 10,

‘An Alderman Convicted’, Cumberland Argus, 14 April 1923, p. 6,


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