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Alexander ALGIE


Alexander ALGIE

aka  Alex and Alec
Late of South West Rocks

New South Wales Police Force

Penrith Police Academy – Class 18

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  6421[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 13 June 1949

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 11 November 1966

Sergeant 1st Class – 17 April 1976

Stations: ?, Young ( Cst – 1954 ), Dorrigo ( Cst – 1954 ), Uralla ( SenCon – 1962 / 1966 ),  “possibly” was the last policeman to be stationed at Frederickton ( one manner ) near Kempsey, Temora ( Sgt 3/c  – 1967 / 1969 ), OIC – Coffs Harbour ( 1970’s )

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre June 1949?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service


World War II

Australian Imperial Force  Army

Regiment:                                 16 Aust. Ord. Am’n Coy. & 2 Aust Adv Amn Depot

Enlisted:                                    Port Moresby, New Guinea on 5 February 1943  Was 18 when he Enlisted but attempted to to tell them he was 21

                                                      Attempted to used the DOB  20 Sept 1921 instead of 1923.  Employed as a Farmer and was Single

Service #                                    NX152148   Army #  N161402

Rank:                                          Private

Embarkation:  ?

Next of kin:                              William Thomas Algie of Cundletown, Taree.  His father.

Religion:                                   Roman Catholic

Single / Married:                   Single

Returned to Australia:        Home address:  River View, Merriwa, NSW.  Was married at time of Discharge and was 22 old.  6′ tall, brown eyes, fair complexion & brown hair.  Embarked on 28 January 1943 and Disembarked in Australia on 8 August 1944.  Served on continuous Full Time War Service in the CMF from 24 Feb 1942 to 11 March 1943 and then the AIF from 12 March 1943 to 22 Feb 1946 – a total of 1439 day which included Active Service in Australia of 832 days and Active Service Outside Australia for 588 days.


WAR BADGE CLASS & No.: A266088


Awards:  *Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct – awarded 24 June 1977

* but I can’t find any other mention of this

Born:  20 September 1923, Taree

Died on:  Thursday  12 October 2017

Age:  94


Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:  Wednesday  18 October 2017 @ 11am

Funeral location:  Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Gregory St, South West Rocks

Buried at:  Arakoon Cemetery, 39 Lighthouse Road, Arakoon, NSW

 Memorial located at?

Private Alexander ALGIE - AIF


[alert_yellow]ALEX is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO





May they forever Rest In Peace


Private Alex ALGIE

Ian Hodges
Retired Sergeant 1st class Alex Algie, reg No. 6421, 94 old of South West Rocks, passed away am Thursday 12 October 2017. Alex played his last game of golf on Saturday. At 94 he was still hitting 100 balls each day, playing golf three days a week and playing off a handicap of 18. Will notify when funeral arrangements are known.
His son who was a serving member of the Commonwealth Police, Canberra, in the late 1960’s.



Algie, Alexander “Alex”
Passed away 12th October 2017
Aged 94 years

Late of Arthur Street, South West Rocks.

Beloved husband of Betty (dec).

Sadly missed by his children and their families.

Alex’s relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church, South West Rocks on Wednesday 18th October 2017, service commencing at 11:00 am then for burial in the Arakoon Cemetery.

All service personnel are respectfully invited to attend.


Published in Macleay Argus on Oct. 17, 2017



It would appear that Alex was also a published author – having penned a 148 page book – ‘ The Three Lives of a Country Boy ‘ in 2013.




The Don Dorrigo Gazette and Guy Fawkes Advocate.

Thursday  16 December 1954

A welcome is extended to Constable Algie and family who have taken up residence in Dorrigo.


Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW : 1898 – 1955), Friday 11 May 1945, page 4



A very pretty wedding, followed by Nuptial Mass, was celebrated at St. Anne’s Church, Merriwa, on Saturday, 28th April, by Rev. Father Casey, when Betty, youngest daughter of Mrs Duggan, and the late Mr. T. Duggan, was joined in holy matrimony to Private Alexander Algie, A.I.F., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Algie, of Taree.

Besides the immediate relatives, there was a large gathering of friends present at the Church, testifying to the popularity of the young couple. As the bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Vince Duggan, entered the Church, Miss K. Robison, who presided at the organ, played the Wedding March. The choir was present, and during the signing of the register sang an anthem. The bride was charmingly attired in a dress of English satin, and her embroidered tulle veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossom. Her bouquet was of pale pink and white chrysanthemums.

The bridesmaids were Miss Moreen Dowd and Miss Heather Algie (sister of the bridegroom). The former chose for her costume blue net over satin, with a headdress of tulle,, and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums of matching shade. The latter was dressed in a pink lace frock, with matching headdress and carried a bouquet of pink and white chrysanthemums. The trainbearers were little Coleen and Pat Egan, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Egan. Each was dressed in pink and blue satin, with coronets of net in matching color. The little ones looked charming and, with the bride, were the centre of attraction. The best man was Mr. Ted Duggan, brother of the bride, and Mr. Victor Jones was groomsman.

The reception was held in the School of Arts, where Mrs. Duggan and Mrs. Algie received some sixty guests. Mrs. Duggan chose a smart frock of pink English crepe, with black accessories, and wore a posy, of pale pink roses. Mrs. Algie looked attractive in a suit of grey, trimmed with red, with which she wore black accessories.

Father Casey presided, and the usual toasts were honored. The happy couple were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents.

The honeymoon is being spent at Tuggerah, and the future home of the young couple will be at Taree after Pte. Algie’s discharged from the Army. and






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