Roy Blanchard

Electrical Mechanic

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1923 1928
Alderman Waterloo 1930 1931
Alderman Waterloo 1934 1941
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

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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