TROY, PATRICK LAURENCE (1908-1978), trade unionist, was born on 17 January 1908
in South Melbourne, second of ten children of Patrick William Troy, a marine
officer from Ireland, and his Victorian-born wife Hilda Winifred, née Ainsworth.
The family moved to Fremantle, Western Australia, during World War I. Educated at
the local Christian Brothers' College, Paddy left school in 1921 and worked in a
variety of manual occupations until 1924 when he signed on as a seaman in the
State Shipping Service.
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