Timothy Charles ROY
- Born: 15 Jul 1883, Milparinka, New South Wales, Australia
- Marriage: Melitia CHRISTENSEN on 22 Apr 1914 in Hunter Baille Presbyterian Church, Annandale, , New South Wales, Australia
- Died: 28 Oct 1956, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia at age 73
Timothy Charles Roy was born 15 July 1883 at the "Albert Goldfields" Warratta Creek, near Milparinka. NSW. He was the second child of Timothy Roy and Rebecca Tipping. He embarked Tibooburra to Sydney with his father, either late in 1891 or during 1892. His father was very ill due to the "Miner's Disease".
His occupation was Sergeant Major in the NSW Scottish Rifles, from around 1901. He didn't serve in the "Great War" as he was declared to be medically unfit. The insensitivity of the era, was most apparent, when he received white feathers, (denoting cowardice) in the mail. This left a hurtful scar for many decades. In civilian life,he was a glass-blower at the Balmain Glassworks, for 49 years and blew most of the old glass water bottles that were once found on the NSW Government steam trains.
He was transferred to Lithgow from Albury about 1938. He drove the coal trains as part of the war effort.
Later Timothy moved to Auburn and converted over to driving the suburban electric trains.
The family resided at several premises in Lithgow, but the last of these and the only one that I (Phillip Roy) know the whereabouts of, was the house in Roy Street. I was taken and shown that place by my mother on at least three occasions during the 1960's.
Early Vice-president of the NSW Rugby League. Coached the now defunct clubs of Glebe and Annandale.
He was engaged to his second cousin Elizabeth Lyndon, during his days in the army. Elizabeth died on the 31 July 1907 from TB, aged twenty five. This explains why Tim finally married at the later age of 31.
He died 28 October 1957 from bronchitis related symptoms, at Marrickville Hospital aged 74. Cremated at Rookwood. Whereabouts of ashes unknown.
Timothy married Melitia CHRISTENSEN, daughter of Hans CHRISTENSEN and Anne Rebecca FLANNERY, on 22 Apr 1914 in Hunter Baille Presbyterian Church, Annandale, , New South Wales, Australia. (Melitia CHRISTENSEN was born on 19 Dec 1887 in Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australla and died on 8 Jul 1968 in Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia.)