Ronald L Troy

Ronald Leonard Troy (also known as Len)

(Son of George and Emily Troy)

b 1893 at Morrison’s Hill near Wallendbeen, NSW –

d 11/5/1964 aged 72 at Wollongong (not Cootamundra),

m 21 October 1914, Maude Loiterton, Cootamundra

Their Children..

Arthur George b 27 August 1925 at Wallendbeen, NSW – d 26/4/1977 , (aged 52 yrs), Wollongong, (W/G Mem. Gard.) m 1947 Viola Maude Cowling , Wollongong

Arthur served with the Australian Army in WWII (N465585). He was living at Wollongong, NSW when he enlisted at Paddington, NSW on 5 November 1943. He served as a Gunner with the 2 Australian Field Artillery Training Regiment and was discharged on 2 October 1944.

Arthur married Viola Cowling in 1947. One of their children, Peter Leonard Troy, died at Wollongong in 1951. It appears that Arthur and Viola later separated because Viola Maud Troy married Jack Gilbert Wright in 1958 at Bulli. No second marriage has been found for Arthur.

Arthur was living at 8 Market Square from 1964 to 1967 (no occupation shown). There was a Mary Troy also at this address from 1964 to 1967. This suggests that she may have been the wife of Arthur but no marriage has been found.


Peter Leonard.. Died Wollongong 1951 ( W’Gong Cemetery, Sect 4 Row K, Grave 6)

Possibly born c. 1947/48, died as infant

Arthur was also the father of Denise (mentioned in his death notice).

Douglas b 1924-d 11/12/1978, (aged 44 years), (Ashes W’Gong Mem. Gardens)

Douglas was a clerk in Wollongong from 1960 to 1972. (Have not checked beyond 1972)

Also Lived in Market Sq. W,Gong 1978 (Flat 10)

Milton Haig , b 1919 at Wallendbeen, NSW – d 28/12/1979 at Wollongong, NSW, (aged 60 yrs)

(ashes W/G Mem Gardens)

Not married?*, Worked as a labourer (1941 – 1955 Electoral Rolls. Not in ER 1960+).

Lived at 20 Market Square in 1941, 8 Market Square from 1943 to 1950, 12 Market Square in 1955.

A Ruth Troy died 28/8/84 aged 55 (W,Gong Mem, d 28/8/1984,aged 55. ) E/Roll 12 Mkt Sq, 1955

Possibly Wife of Milton Haig? * I suspect she was Milton’s wife but can find no marriage.

Cannot find a death notice for Milton. Will look for a death notice for Ruth next week.

No birth, death or marriage on BDM or Ryerson

Marjorie M b 1915, Singleton m 1937 ,(Lake Cargelligo) James Phillip Guthrie

PS . In the death notice for her Father, she is referred to as Mrs R.F Stevens.

Appears to have remarried. (no record found) Also found as Margery.

Ronald James born in 1922 , Wallendbeen, m 1945 Hazel Lorraine Pearson at Wollongong,

presumably divorced between 1945 and 1954;

married Ella Westra Brownlee formerly Anderson in 1954 at Wollongong, NSW.

Ronald was an iron worker in 1943 and was living at 8A Market Square, Wollongong.

He does not appear on the electoral roll in other years so may have moved away from Wollongong after

marrying. Ronald’s wife Hazel Lorraine Troy was living at 31 Market Square in 1950.

As there is no mention of Ronald at this time it appears that they had parted company by then.

Hazel married John William Brownlee in 1954 at Kiama, NSW.

Ronald’s second marriage in 1954 was to Ella Westra Brownlee. Ella Brownlee formerly Anderson

had married John William Brownlee at Wollongong in 1939. Ronald and Hazel Troy divorced,

John and Ella Brownlee divorced, and all four of them re-married by swapping partners.

Ronald was living at Warilla in 1964 when his father died.

Ella Troy died on 28 October 1986 at Lithgow District Hospital. )

Reginald Charles..b 2/8/1923, Harden (probably at Wallendbeen, registered at Harden),

m 1944,( North Sydney) Dulcie Edna Jones .

(Dob. From WW2 Service Records. Served 53 Anti Aircraft Reg.)

Reginald served with the Australian Army in WWII. He was a gunner with 53 Anti-aircraft Regiment and his service number was NX106280 (N283949). He enlisted in Sydney on 20 July 1942 and was discharged on 15 December 1945. Living at Narrabeen in 1964 when his father died. Reg was the informant when his brother Douglas died in 1978. He was living at 13 Olympia Road, Naremburn. (Perhaps he was living at Naremburn in 1964 rather than at Narrabeen – both sound similar and may have been confused with each other)

(Contribution from Ian and Sharon Loiterton 6/2009)