Alfred Henry PESCHEL
AKA Alf & Fred
Late of Collie, W.A. – formerly of Hillman – near Rockingham, W.A. and formerly of Fairfield, NSW.
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 117
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 13492
Rank: Commenced Training a Redfern Academy on 28 October 1968 ( Aged 20 years, 5 months, 6 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 9 December 1968 ( Aged 20 years, 6 months, 19 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 9 December 1977
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 28 April 1985
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Sergeant
Stations: ?, Daceyville Traffic ( 15 Division )( late 1960s ), Bankstown ( 19 Division )( Solo Cyclist June 1970 ), “possibly” Maitland, Fairfield GDs ( 34 Division )( late 1970s – early 80s ), Breath Analysis Section ( early 1980s ), Traffic Adjudication Section, Fairfield ( 34 Division ) ( Sgt ), Wetherill Park GDs ( 34 Division )( Traffic Sgt? ) – Retirement
Service: From 28 October 1968 to 19 January 1990 = 21 years, 2 months & 22 days Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 13 November 1984
Born: Thursday 20 May 1948 – Vienna, Austria
Died on: Thursday 11 June 2020
Age: 72 years, 0 months & 22 days
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Funeral date: Thursday 25 June 2020 @ 11am
Funeral ( Memorial Service ) location: Archer & Sons Funeral Home, Richter Rd, Bunburry, W.A.
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 20 – 50 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )
Future Wake location: ??? TBA
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’, there won’t be an immediate Wake )
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( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )
Funeral Parlour: Archer & Sons Funeral Home, Richter Rd, Bunburry, W.A. 9725 7811
Buried at: ?
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2020 )
ALF is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
The Celebration of the Life of the Late Mr Alfred Henry (Fred) Peschel of Collie, ( W.A. ) will take place at Archer and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Richter Road, Bunbury,( W.A. ) on THURSDAY 25.06.2020 commencing at 11.00am.
I used to work with Alf at Fairfield in the late 1970s and always found him to be a nice bloke.
Alf had been living in W.A. for many years until his death.
Cal # 17463
Immigrant says new arrivals should be warmly welcomed
THE settlement in Collie ( W.A. ) of a number of families from Iraq, Iran and Myanmar has brought back memories for Austrian born Fred Peschel.
Fred was born in Vienna, in 1948, and embarked
upon the long journey to Australia by ship at age 11.
“My mum, two brothers and my sister, without a dad, came to Australia as immigrants,” he said.
Fred travelled with his family from Genoa, in northern Italy, their first port of call being Fremantle, before sailing on to Melbourne and embarking on a bus trip to what was then called the Villawood Migrant Hostel.
Fred and his family spent two years at the hostel and he laments the re-naming and re-purposing of his old home.
“I think that’s wrong,” he said of the old hostel’s rebranding as the Villawood Detention Centre.
“They are being detained but they’re not prisoners.”
The immigration issue is very topical at the moment in Collie and Fred feels passionately about recognising any new migrants as people who deserve a chance at a better life.
“We came here for a better lifestyle, which is exactly what these people are doing,” he said.
Although he would go on to become happily married with two children and seven grand children, things were not all good in Australia.
“I couldn’t handle it in school because I couldn’t speak English. I struggled from the age of 11 to 14,” he said.
He describes the difficulty of being a child in a strange land and being unable to speak a word of English.
“It was hard to communicate. I was only 11, only a child.
“It was hard for us to adjust and this is why it will be hard for these new people to adjust.”
He is quick to point out that while he was teased a bit at school because of his difficulties with the language, people were not racist.
Fred got himself a welding apprenticeship at 14 and from there was able to move into the police force, where he worked for 21 years before moving to Western Australia.
Fred lived in Hillman, near Rockingham, from 1990 until 2004 when he made the journey south to Collie.
“We wanted to get away – Rockingham is getting as busy as most Sydney suburbs,” he said.
Fred has now been in Collie for nine years and he feels that as the community has welcomed him, so should they welcome all new residents to the town.
“Because they have been assessed and they’re of apparent good character we should welcome them with open arms, like anyone else.
“Lets not call them asylum seekers. Let’s call them immigrants.
“They’re not seeking asylum, they’re migrating to Australia,” he said.
Fred said the people of Collie should do what they can to make any new arrivals feel welcome.He believes the new arrivals should be happy in Collie.
“That’s all that really matters,” he said.
Fred thinks people should remember that these people are not stepping into public housing, but rather private rentals, organised by Communicare, a non-government agency.
“People are saying they are getting housing above anyone else. That is not true,” he said.
“I think people should dispel the thought that they are getting something more than anyone else.”
Although Fred’s health issues prevent him from being able to contribute directly to helping the new migrants settle, he has faith that the people of Collie will be welcoming.
“If I was to go to another country, I would hope to be accepted as we would welcome other people into our country,” he said.
“I honestly believe the greater majority of the community in Collie will accept them.”
This is an article I Posted, on NSW Fallen Police FB Group on 31 October 2014.
For the information of anyone who used to work with Alf Peschel who was a Constable 1/C at Fairfield when I was there back in the late 1970’s, he is now living in Bunbury, W.A. and is a renal dialysis patient at St John of God Hospital over there.
His mobile number is 0448 344695
We are lucky to live here
Aug. 27, 2014, 10 p.m.
I AM a renal dialysis patient at St John of God Hospital dialysis satellite unit in Bunbury, under the care of Dr Helen Rhodes, renal physician.
I am informed there are now a number of people residing in Collie and surrounding areas who in due course will require renal dialysis.
I have had renal failure since 1975, only until September 2010 did I require actual dialysis. I am now 66 years of age.
All prospective dialysis patients are required to attend a dialysis seminar in Bunbury, however these dialysis seminars do not fully prepare a person for the trauma of renal dialysis.
If any prospective dialysis patient wishes to contact me with a view to fully explain the actual treatment and have a cuppa, I can be contacted on my mobile 044 8344 695.
I did not have the opportunity to meet a person to fully explain the dialysis procedure to me.
Alfred (Fred) Peschel
Western Australian Government Gazette
Perth, 10 September 2002 page 4606
City of Rockingham
It is hereby notified for public information that Alfred Henry Peschel has been appointed as Parking Officer for the City of Rockingham ( W.A. ) and is authorised on behalf of the Council of the City of Rockingham to administer the following legislation
1. The City of Rockingham Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 20002.
Local Government (Parking for Disabled Persons) Regulations 19983.
The Litter Act 1979
G. G. HOLLAND, Chief Executive Officer