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, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16049491
‘An Alderman Convicted’, Cumberland Argus, 14 April 1923, p. 6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/105916543