Alwyne Grant HILL BM
AKA Allan HILL, Alwyne HILL, Paddles
Late of Foster, formerly of Albury, NSW
“possible” relation in ‘the job’: ?
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 084A
NSW Police Cadet # 1381
New South Wales Police Force
Uniform # 2837
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Tuesday 9 July 1957 ( aged 15 years, 8 months, 26 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 13 October 1960 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )
Constable – appointed 13 October 1961
Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 October 1966
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 13 October 1970
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 15 December 1976
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 5 November 1983
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank: = ?
Stations: As a Cadet: Liverpool ( 22 Division )( 9 July 1957 – 4 January 1959 )( Station Duty )( Cadet ), Granville ( 18 Division )( 5 January 1959 – 25 April 1960 )( Station Duty, School Crossing & Charge Room ), Liverpool ( 22 Division )( 26 April 1960 – 12 October 1960 )( Public Safety Bureau office ).
As a Constable: ( 9 Division )( 13 October 1960 – 21 June 1961 )( GDs ), Lidcombe ( 9 Division )( 22 June 1961 – 9 January 1977 )( GDs ), Albury ( 40 Division )( Riverina )( 10 January 1962 – 8 January 1977 )( GDs ), Queanbeyan ( Southern )( 9 January 1977 – 10 January 1984 )( GDs ), Forbes ( Parkes )( 11 January 1984 – ? ), ?
Service: From 9 July 1957 to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = ?
Time in Retirement from Police: ?
Awards: National Medal – granted 6 November 1980 ( Sgt )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( SenSgt )
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 27 September 1996 ( Sgt )
* Bravery Medal ( BM ) – granted 4 December 1978 ( Sgt 3/c )
*Sgt Hill displayed considerable bravery in attempting and finally undertaking the rescue of a woman from swollen flood waters in hazardous circumstances in the ACT.
Born: Monday 13 October 1941
Died on: Monday 11 July 2022 ?
Age: 80 years, 8 months, 28 days
Organ Donor: No – age prohibitive
Event location: Nursing Home, Forster, NSW
Event date: ?
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2023 )
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Upon joining the NSWPF via the Police Cadet system, Alwyne was described thus:
6′ 1″ tall, 12 st 4 lb in weight.
Brown eyes, with black hair and Medium complexion.
He was a native of Camperdown, NSW and was single at the time.
His previous employment was that of a Truck offsider for 2 months.
Upon being Sworn In he measured at 6′ 2″ tall and was 13 stone in weight.
He was a Police Cadet for 3 years, 3.5 months.
He obtained a mark of 76.5% at the completion of Training Class 084A.
He passed his typing test on 31 March 1961 with 37 wpm.
He completed a 3 day course in Civil Defence between 13 – 15 June 1967.
He passed his Constable 1/c course on the 24 September 1963.
He failed his Sgt 3/c exams twice ( 15 May 1970 & 18 May 1973 ) but passed the exam on 16 May 1974.
He passed the Sergeants Course # 8 – Class 1 of 1978.
He married on the 29 September 1962.
He was appointed a Special Constable for the State of Victoria.
He was certified Competent to drive General Duty utes & light trucks on 8 January 1964. He was Authorised to drive Four Wheel Drives on 10 September 1974.
He successfully completed the Supervision Course at Albury Technical College during the year 1972.
He obtained a Short Hand speed of 130wpm on the 1 January 1960.
“Awarded” the Australian Insignia of the Bravery Medal in recognition of his actions on 20 March 1978 when, in company with Sergeant 3/c R. L. Burrage, he assisted in the rescue of a woman from swollen flood waters at Reedy Creek in the A.C.T. Signed: Mervyn T. Wood, Commissioner – 19 Jan. 1979.
Allan was renowned for wearing shorts and thongs 365 days a year.
* Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),
Thursday 18 January 1979, page 1
18 AWARDS MADE FOR BRAVE CONDUCT
Drowned rescuer earns medal
Mr Daniel Primmer, who drowned after becoming snagged in debris while trying to rescue a woman trapped by flood waters in Reedy Creek, ACT, on March 20 last year, has been awarded a Bravery Medal posthumously.
Mr Primmer was one of six people to be awarded the Bravery Medal for their part in rescuing the woman.
Altogether, 18 awards for bravery were announced yesterday by the Governor-General, Sir Zelman Cowen, on recommendations made to him by the Australian Decorations Advisory Committee. Thirteen Bravery Medals and five Commendations for Brave Conduct were awarded.
The rescue attempt at Reedy Creek took place where the stream crosses Sutton Road, near Queanbeyan.
A car driven by Mrs Rosanna Perry, 33, of Bungendore, was swept off a bridge by the flood waters.
Mr Primmer and a companion, Mr John Henjack, who also has been awarded the Bravery Medal, tied themselves with rope secured to a guide post and held by five men, and attempted to swim to the woman.
The two were swept away before they could reach her, and although Mr. Henjack was pulled to safety, Mr Primmer became snagged in debris, and drowned.
Sergeant Alwyne Hill and Senior Constable Robert Burrage, of the NSW Police, who were also involved in the rescue attempt, have been awarded Bravery Medals. With other police officers, they made three attempts to reach the stranded woman, using a rope, which failed, and then made several attempts to swim to her.
Mr Robert Perrott, of Bungendore, who also entered the flood waters but was swept away and managed to reach the bank downstream, has also been awarded the Bravery Medal.
Senior Constable Brian Bock, of the ACT Police, received a Commendation for Brave Conduct in the rescue attempt. He took charge of a NSW Emergency Service boat which eventually he manoeuvred close enough to rescue the woman.
Mr Ronald Scott, Mr Graham MacDonald and Mr Kenneth Beazley, all of Malua Bay, NSW, were each awarded a Bravery Medal for their actions during the successful rescue of three people stranded on a rocky outcrop after they had lost their boat in heavy seas.
On September 18, 1977, the three rescuers had put to sea from Guerilla Bay, and in the face of a souther’y gale reached the three people whose boat had become disabled, been washed up on the rocks and destroyed.
Mr MacDonald had jumped from the rescue boat, and persuaded the stranded people to swim to the boat, where they were all picked up and returned safely to shore.
Mr Scott, the owner of the rescue boat, was praised for his handling of the boat. Mr Beazley’s award said that “in taking part in a sea rescue in such hazardous conditions” he had displayed considerablecourage.
The Bravery Medal, for an act of bravery in hazardous circumstances, was awarded to:
Kenneth William Beazley, Malua Bay, NSW; Robert Lynton Burrage, NSW; Mark Forrest, Busby, NSW; John Donald Albert Harrison, Vale Park, SA; John Tony Thomas Henjack, Queanbeyan, NSW; Alwyne Grant Hill, NSW; Craig Anthony Hilton, Cheltenham, Vic; Graham Charles MacDonald, Malua Bay, NSW; Robert Leslie Perrott, Bungendore, NSW; Daniel Francis Cotter Primmer, Narrabundah, ACT (posthumous); RonaldMaplemore Maplemore Scott, Malua Bay, NSW; Malcolm Coubrough Shanks, Roseberry, Tas; Grahame Clement Sheen, NSW.
Commendations for Brave Conduct were made to: Brian Maurice Bock, ACT; Graham Tilka Glover, Seacliff Park, SA; Sam Laria, Cabramatta, NSW; John Domenic Pick, Hyde Park, SA; Dr William Thurlow, Elizabeth Beach, NSW.
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.