Robert Andrew Menzies

Male 1915 - 1980  (65 years)


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  • Name Robert Andrew Menzies 
    Born 16 Jan 1915  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    North Sydney 
    Gender Male 
    _UID A0D5ACB565E94B688D945712D87539CBB23D 
    Died 23 Sep 1980  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Church of England 4 Row: Q Site: 17, Woollongong Cemetery 
    Person ID I7060  Treefive
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 

    Father Andrew Moir Menzies,   b. 29 Jan 1882, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1938, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Anna Carolina Amalia Jensen Bak,   b. 16 Nov 1888, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1960, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1912  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    St Johns Presbyterian Church, Paddington 
    Divorced 30 Jan 1936  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marjorie Rita Musgrave,   b. 7 Jul 1919, Manilla, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1981, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1938  Naremburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rita Helen Menzies,   b. 11 May 1939,   d. 7 Nov 1980  (Age 41 years)
     2. Beryl Menzies,   b. 21 Nov 1943,   d. 19 Jun 1944  (Age 0 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • In the 1936 electoral roll Robert was living in Buckra Street, Turramurra and described as a gardener.

      In 1943, he was a labourer living at 22 Young Street, Wollongong. At the same address was Harold Joseph Smith, who was the second husband Robert's mother Mollie (they married in 1936).

      In 1958, Bob was still living in Woollongong. It seems likely that that he had moved there to work as a furnace man for BHP. According to Nancy Hanify, writing from Buckra St in 1950, Bob stoked the furnace for a brick works. It was so hot that he could only do it for about 3 hours at a time, but he got good money for the work.

      During WW2, Australian brick production was reduced quite considerably and even after the war there was a brick shortage, probably up to or even after 1950. The Australian government could conscript civilian workers to other employment. It seems possible that Robert Andrew could have been sent to work in the B.H.P. steel works in Wollongong, as a labourer, during WW2 (he might have been exposed to furnace work, at the brick works). It is unlikely that a labourer would have been classified as a protected tradesman, but there might have been some medical reason why he did not enlist in the armed forces

      Nancy mentioned that Marj, Bob's wife, was nice and named their two children as Rita aged 11 and Ray aged 3. It seems that Nancy was unaware of the second child Beryl (born 1943 died 1944).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1493] DTH Death Index New South Wales, Robert Andrew Menzies; 202058; Randwick; 1980.

    2. [S2590] BUR Burial - findagrave.com, Robert Andrew Menzies; Woollongong Cemetery, Woollongong, NSW, Australia; 149836851.

    3. [S1403] MAR Marriage Index New South Wales, Andrew M. Menzies and Anna C. A. J. Bak; 6881; 1912; Paddington.