Family of Thomas Dollin: Second Generation in Australia
|George Albert Dollin
b 12 Aug 1860; d 28 Jun 1935
Born in St Marys. Son of Thomas Dollin and Mary Ann Amor.
Married Mary Ann Andrews at St Marys on 14 Jul 1881. Mary Ann Andrews was born on 10 Oct 1862 in St Marys. Her parents were Charles Andrews and Isyphena (nee Maskey). Charles Andrews was a teamster, born in Australia in 1842. He died on 1 Jul 1926 aged 84 and was buried in St Mary Magdalene Church, St Marys, NSW. Charles' parents, Samuel Andrews and Harriet (nee Judge) came to Australia from Sussex, England in 1839 on the 'Strathfieldsaye'.
George and Mary Ann Dollin lived in Sainsbury Street, St Marys.
George Dollin and his father, Thomas Dollin, were bricklayers who assisted in the building of the railway viaduct between St Marys and Werrington in 1885. George also worked in the tannery.
George and Mary Ann had fifteen children, ten sons and five daughters.
Their son, Roy Dollin, was a bricklayer. He enlisted on 12 Mar 1915 in Brisbane in D Company, 25th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. He was blown up by a high explosive shell at Gallipoli and subsequently suffered from Shell Shock. He was invalided back to Australia, arriving on the 'S S Insomnia' on 21 Nov 1917.
Roy Dollin died on 21 Apr 1919 at the age of 27 from Pneumonic Influenza during the Spanish Flu epidemic. He had been a machinist at the time, living in Main Street, Lithgow. Roy Dollin is buried in the Church of England section of Lithgow cemetery, NSW.
For Anzac Day, 2020, Rebekah Hay of Penrith City Library paid a warm tribute to Roy Dollin by presenting a thoroughly-researched account of his life and World War I service.
George Dollin died in St Marys aged 75. Mary Ann Dollin (nee Andrews) died on 20 Aug 1949 aged 86. They were both buried in St Mary Magdalene Church, St Marys, NSW.
Most of the children of George and Mary Ann Dollin married and had children of their own. However, on this website we will only follow the direct descendants of my grandfather, Norman Dollin, through the fourth and fifth generations.
We invite the descendants of Norman's fourteen brothers and sisters to present their own family trees and histories on their own websites!
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