Anthony Francis DONALDSON

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Anthony Francis DONALDSON

AKA  Tony DONALDSON 

Late of Bradbury, NSW  

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – ‘possibly’ started with Class 090 but was Sworn In with Class #  101A 

NSW Police Cadet # 1753

Uniform # 3169

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  11310

 

RankCommenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 28 May 1962 ( aged 16 years, 3 months, 8 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 20 February 1965 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )

Constable – appointed 20 March 1966 ( lost 1 month Seniority. May have failed an exam )

Constable 1st Class – appointed 20 March 1970 

Detective – appointed 26 August 1977 ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 20 March 1974  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 25 March 1981

 

Final Rank =  Detective Sergeant 3rd Class

 

StationsCadets: Modus Operandi ( M.O. ) Unit ( 28 May 1962 ), Bondi Police Station ( 10 Division )( 29 Oct. 1962 ), Warrant Index Unit ( 20 Division )( 13 May 1963 ), CIB Inquiry Office in Campbell St, Surry Hills ( 20 Division )(28 Oct. 1963 ), Police Recruiting Office ( Police Training Centre )( 11 May 1964 ).

Sworn Constable:  Redfern ( 7 Division )( 20 Feb. 1965 )( ProCst )( GDs ), Redfern ( 7 Division ) Traffic – Probation ( 1 Nov. 1965 ), Redfern ( 7 Division )( Traffic – Permanent )( 2 March 1966 ), Southern District – Cootamundra ( GDs )( 15 June 1966 ), Waverley / Bondi ( 10 Division )( 7 Jan. 1970 )( Cst – Cst 1/c ), C.I.B. Reception Office – Surry Hills ( 2 Sept.1970 ), C.I.B. Enquiry Officer – Surry Hills ( 10 Jan. 1974 ), Central ( 1 Division ( 7 Feb 1974 )( GDs ), 21 Division ( Special Squad )( C.I. Duty )( 26 Aug 1974 ), Regent St ( 2 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 10 Aug 1975 ), , Liverpool ( 22 Division )( Plain Clothes – working from the Liverpool Detectives Office on Drug and Vice Duties )( 29 Feb 1976 – 18 March 1978 )( SenCon ), Undergoes the Detectives Course at Elizabeth St – Redfern Police Academy ( 1 Feb 1977 – 22 April 1977 ), Designated Detective ( 26 Aug 1977 ),  Bankstown ( 19 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 19 March 1978 – ), Campbelltown Detectives ( 35 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 9 Dec 1979 )( Det SenCon – Det Sgt 3/c ) – Death ( 2 June 1984 ).

( Source:  Liverpool Police History by Joe Stanioch )

  

Service: From 28 May 1962 to 2 June 1984 = 22 years, 0 months, 5 days Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = N/A

Time in Retirement from Police: zero

 

Awards:  Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct ( Imperial )  granted 14 February 1967 ( Cst )

National Medal – granted 15 April 1981 ( Det SenCon )

Highly Commended with Cst 1/c Robert Clarence WITCHARD ( # 9186 ) & Sgt 3/c James Herbert GARNER ( # 5276 ) for courage and devotion to duty displayed at Cootamundra on 9 July 1966, in connection with the arrest of Mervyn Leslie CORNISH who had fired a number of shots from a .22 rifle.

At the conclusion of proceedings before Cootamundra Quarter Sessions on 19 October 1966, His Honour Judge Curlewis commended the three for the courage showed. He was recommended for the award of the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct.

 

 Born:  Wednesday 20 February 1946 in Wollongong NSW

Died on:  Saturday 2 June 1984

Age:  38 years, 3 months, 13 days

 

Cause:  Cancer ( Type ? )

Event location:   ?

Event date:  ?

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday 6 June 1984

Funeral location:  St John’s Catholic Church, Campbelltown, NSW 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Buried; Leppington Lawn Cemetery – now know as Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Leppington, NSW

Gave site:  Roman Catholic ‘D’,  Lot 25,  Site 04

no GPS Co – ords at this time ( Jan 2022 )

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2022 )

 

Anthony DONALDSON, Anthony Francis DONALDSON, Tony DONALDSON

Anthony DONALDSON, Anthony Francis DONALDSON, Tony DONALDSON. Blacktown ex J. Nobley / R. MaCey. 800422. S.M.H. News Pic shows Raymond Kim Walker, 27, of Hilltop, being escorted by Campbelltown detectives at Picton court where he was charged with the murder of Carol Anne Astley. In check shirt is Det Anthony Francis DONALDSON ( Tony DONALDSON ).
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Blacktown ex J. Nobley / R. MaCey. 800422. S.M.H. News Pic shows Raymond Kim Walker, 27, of Hilltop, being escorted by Campbelltown detectives at Picton court where he was charged with the murder of Carol Anne Astley.
In check shirt is Det Anthony Francis DONALDSON ( Tony DONALDSON ).

 

Anthony DONALDSON, Anthony Francis DONALDSON, Tony DONALDSON

 

 TONY IS NOT mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills * But is entitled to be


 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

May they forever Rest In Peace

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Upon joining the NSW Police Cadets, Tony recorded as being 5′ 10 & 1/3″ tall, weighing 11 st 13 lb, with blue eyes, brown hair, medium complexion and being a native of Wollongong NSW.  He was single at the time and was previously employed as a Clerk for 2 months.

He was a Police Cadet between the period 28 May 1962 – 19 February 1965.  In 1965 he was now 6′ & 3/4″ tall and weighed in at 14 st.

He held the School Intermediate Certificate, had a Shorthand speed of 80 ( Words Per Minutes ) as of the 1 January 1964.

He received 80.75% at completion of Training Class 101A.

He completed a 3 day course in Civil Defence – November 1965.

In June 1964 he attained 33 wpm in typing.

On 21 April 1966 he was approved to ride Solo motor cycles.

On 22 August 1966 he was approved to drive General Duty cars.

He passed his Constable 1/c exam on 29 August 1967.

He failed his 1st attempt at the Sgt /c exam on 12 May 1972 but successfully passed it on 13 May 1980.

in 1981 he successfully completed the Sergeants Course # 62.

He completed the Detectives Course # 1 of 1977 at the NSW Police Academy ( Elizabeth St, Redfern ) from 1 February 1977 to 22 April 1977 obtaining a qualification pass mark of 85%.

He was designated Detective on 26 August 1977.

Source:  NSW Police Service Card via Joe Stanioch.


 

 

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.

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Cal
 16 January 2022


 

 

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