Alfred George GREGORY
Late of ?
New South Wales Police Force
‘possibly’ from Academy Class 94A
Regd. # 10566
Probationary Constable – appointed 25 February 1963
He was deemed ‘Competent’ to drive departmental vehicles on 14 May 1963
Completed three day course in Civil Defence 24 – 26 February 1964
He was deemed ‘Competent’ to be a Solo Cyclist on 18 March 1964
Was typing 28 word per minute on 16 August 1963
Constable – appointed 25 April 1964
He was deemed ‘Competent’ to ride High Powered Solo Cyclist on 1 July 1964
Passed his Cst 1/c examination on 2 September 1965
Constable 1st Class – appointed 25 April 1968
He was deemed ‘Competent’ to drive Ute’s & light trucks on 10 May 1968
He was deemed ‘Competent’ to drive Buses on 6 November 1973
Passed his Sgt 3/c examination on 16 May 1974
Senior Constable – appointed 24 August 1974 ( loss of 4 months Seniority)
Completed Sergeants’ Course # 65 conducted from 31 August to 16 October 1981
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 18 October 1981
Stations: 13 Division – GD’s ( from 1 April 1963 ),
Canterbury – GD’s – 13 Division ( from 11 November 1963 ),
Canterbury Traffic Branch – STP ( Probation from 18 May 1964 ),
Canterbury Traffic Branch – STP ( Permanent from 22 June 1964 ),
Liverpool STP ( Special Traffic Patrol – 22 Division from 5 January 1965 – 8 June 1966 ),
1966 Branch Secretary of NSW Police Association representing 22 Division,
21 Division ( from 9 June 1966 – 3 July 1966 ),
Liverpool GD’s ( from 4 July 1966 – 24 April 1967 ),
Tingah GD’s ( One Manner from 25 April 1967 – 9 September 1969 ),
Cabramatta GD’s ( *26 Division from 10 September 1969 – February 1974 ) * Cabramatta / Fairfield was originally under Merrylands – H District. Later came under Liverpool – I District
Cabramatta GD’s – 34 Division ( from 1 March 1974 – 30 April 1974 ),
34 Division – Assist to Traffic Sgt ( from 1 May 1974 – 10 August 1974 ),
Cabramatta GD’s – 34 Division ( from 11 August 1974 – 6 September 1975 ),
Fairfield GD’s & Information Officer – 34 Division ( from 7 September 1975 – 1 October 1977 ),
Liverpool – 22 Division – Sgt 3/c ( from 2 October 1977 – 27 February 1982 ),
Green Valley – 22 Division ( from 28 February 1982 – 22 May 1993 )
Macquarie Fields – 35 Division – Shift Supervisor ( from 23 May 1993 – ? )
Service: From ? ? pre Feb 1963? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: Commended for part played in the search for Monica Schofield, missing from Heathcote Hostel from 17th June, 1963, and whose body was subsequently found buried in the bush on the 25th June, 1963. N. T. W. ALLAN, Commissioner of Police – 9 April 1964
Commended for part played in fighting the disastrous bush fires which occurred in the County of Cumberland during March, 1965. N. T. W. ALLAN, Commissioner of Police – 19 August 1965
National Medal – granted 23 October 1981
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 May 1992
23 March 1972 – “Highly commended for his outstanding courage and devotion to duty on the 30th September 1971, at Lurnea in confronting an armed man who had earlier murdered two members ( RILEY & McDIARMID ) of the Force. On the offender raising a pistol the Constable shot and killed him.
Alf was Awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation & was recommended for Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct
Awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct on 28 August 1972
Born: 28 July 1941 – Narrabri, NSW
Died on: 6 October 1997
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: ? October 1997
Funeral location: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Buried at: Cremated. Ashes Collected
Memorial located at: ?
Bill ESPIE with Alf GREGORY at Bill’s place – 1981
ALF is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
Funeral location: TBA
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Clark escaped in a vehicle. That afternoon the car and armed suspect were seen travelling in Hoxton Park Rd, Green Valley, in the Liverpool Patrol, by Constable Alfred Gregory and Constable L. A. Crawford of Cabramatta. The suspect was pursued, refusing to stop. On making a right turn into Hill Road, Constable Crawford, heroically rammed the suspect’s car, causing it to crash into petrol pumps at a service stationed at that intersection. Constable 1/c. Gregory immediately alighted from the Police vehicle and confronted Clark who aimed a firearm at Constable Gregory. During this confrontation Clark was fatally wounded by Constable 1/c Gregory. Later in his service Sgt Alfred Gregory was station at Liverpool on General Duties.
Annual Report of the Police Department of New South Wales for 1971.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Saturday 1 July 1972, page 3
Bravery awards to policemen
SYDNEY, Friday. — One city and five country policemen had been awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery, the Governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler, announced today.
They are Constable Ernest Max MacLeod Chapman, of Nowra, Sergeant Third Class Keith William Krause and Senior Constable John William Hayes, of Orange, Senior Constable Georgi Vsevolodovich Radzievic, of Mudgee, and Senior Constable First Class Alfred George Gregory, of Cabramatta.
The citation for Constable Chapman says that in Lord Street, Kempsey, on October 13, 1970, he saw a car being driven at high speed and in a dangerous manner.
He stopped the driver who pointed a sawn-off .22 calibre rifle at the constable and shouted abuse at him.
The driver disarmed Constable Chapman and forced him at gunpoint to enter the car.
During the journey south along the Pacific Highway, “he held the police revolver at the back of the constable’s head, continued to abuse him, threatened to kill him and fired two shots, apparently out of the car window, as a warning to the constable“.
At Kew Constable Chapman managed to alert the proprietor of a service station.
Sergeant Third Class P. N. Long, of Kew police, arrived but was disarmed, and forced to enter the car.
Constable Chapman purposely dropped the car keys and managed to grasp the revolver, which fired, narrowly missing Sergeant Long.
The man was subdued, later charged with various offences and sentenced to 14 years’ hard labour.