Roy Henry Hand

1914–1985 (Age 70)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Roy Henry

When Roy Henry Hand was born on 4 September 1914, in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, his father, James William Hand, was 29 and his mother, Ethel McKay, was 26. He died on 8 January 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

James William Hand
1885–1951
Ethel McKay
1887–1941
James William Hand
1911–1988
Leo George Hand
1913–1979
Roy Henry Hand
1914–1985
Geoffrey Francis Hand
1917–1980
Douglas Hand
1919–2002
Roger Hand
1927–2009

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1918

Age 4

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.
1918

Age 4

Battle on the Somme. Australian forces capture Mont St. Quentin.
1939

Age 25

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383 ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh ( see Guthrie ), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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