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Anthony Graham BACKHOUSE


Anthony Graham BACKHOUSE

AKA  Abs, Tone, Tony, The Wookie  

Late of Gibson St, Goulburn, NSW 


NSW Goulburn Police Academy – Class #  246A


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  27696


Service:  From 29 July 1990   to   ? August 2020  =  30 years Service 


Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 30 July 1990 ( aged 31 years, 8 months, 26 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Friday 25 January 1991 ( aged 32 years, 2 months, 22 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? 2004

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?  ( YES )


Final Rank = Senior Sergeant 


Stations:  ( 1991 – ) Rockdale GDs, Hurstville, St George, Kogarah GDs (  – 1997 ), Sutherland District Anti Theft Squad ( DATS ), Liverpool GDs & Beats Unit & Brief Handling Manager ( 22 Division )( 1997 – 2004 ), Burwood ( 2004 )( Sgt ), Education & Training ( Leadership & Capability Unit )( 2007 ), NSW Police Academy – Goulburn ( 2010 ) ( Constable Education Program  CEP )( Policing Practices ) for the Associate Degree in Policing – NSW Police College – Goulburn ( Sgt ) – Retirement – August 2020


Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system – however

National Medal – granted

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted

National Police Medal – granted

NSW Police Medal – granted

1st Clasp to NSW Police Medal – granted

2nd Clasp to NSW Police Medal – granted

3rd Clasp to NSW Police Medal – granted

Commissioners Emergency Service Commendation – granted posthumously


 Born:  Monday 3 November 1958 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Emigrated to Sydney, NSW, Au in 1983

Died on:  Thursday 2 December 2021

Age:  63 years, 0 months, 29 days


Cause:  Kidney disease?

Event location:  Canberra Hospital, ACT

Event date:  illness since 2015 & had been in Canberra Hospital for the past 10 months.  He was on Dialysis and Chemo Therapy.


Funeral date:  Saturday 11 December 2021 @ 11am

Funeral location:  Goulburn Police Academy, McDermott Dve, Goulburn, NSW



( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( 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: R J Sidney Craig, Goulburn, NSW

Buried at: Cremation at Craig’s Hill Crematorium, 63 Middle Arm Rd, Goulburn, NSW


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2021 )



 TONY is mentioned on the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance, SPC ( 2022 )





May they forever Rest In Peace 

Australian Police YouTube Channel 

25 October 2022

This afternoon, in a quiet and deeply-felt ceremony at the Sydney Police Centre, another thirteen names were added, and the memories of another thirteen dedicated NSW Police Force employees were honoured, at the NSW Police Force Service Memorial:
Detective Senior Constable Vaughan Anthony Hau
Detective Senior Constable Gregory Joseph Jensen
Senior Sergeant John Kelly
Senior Constable David John Koen (Ret’d)
Constable Joseph Lees
Senior Constable Matthew Joseph Rees
Senior Constable Caroline Roberts


Abs, Tone, The Wookie, Anthony Graham BACKHOUSE, Anthony BACKHOUSE, Antony BACKHOUSE, Tony BACKHOUSE
Funeral Notice – Goulburn Post newspaper


Abs, Tone, The Wookie, Anthony Graham BACKHOUSE, Anthony BACKHOUSE, Antony BACKHOUSE, Tony BACKHOUSE

Abs, Tone, The Wookie, Anthony Graham BACKHOUSE, Anthony BACKHOUSE, Antony BACKHOUSE, Tony BACKHOUSE

Abs, Tone, The Wookie, Anthony Graham BACKHOUSE, Anthony BACKHOUSE, Antony BACKHOUSE, Tony BACKHOUSE



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.


8 December 2021




One thought on “Anthony Graham BACKHOUSE

  • Amanda Furness

    Great bloke worked with him at Liverpool. Always ready to lend a helping hand to others. Always felt safe working with him not only because he was huge to me but he always had your back. Will be missed. Condolences to Tone’s family. Rest in peace mate ????


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