Anthony John PORTER
Tasmanian Police Force
Regd. # ?
Rank: Second Grade Sergeant
Stations: ?, Smithton
Service: From ? ? ? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted
First Clasp to National Medal – granted
National Medal & First Clasp appeared on Auction Site:
Born: 12 April 1935 in England
Died on: Tuesday 13 September 2016
Funeral date: Tuesday 20 September 2016 @ 11am
Funeral location: Chapel of Parkside Funerals, 254 East Cam Rd, Burnie, Tasmania
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial at: ?
[alert_yellow]TONY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow] *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 death of this retired policeman only came to our attention on 16 December 2016 because his National Medal and 1st Clasp to the National Medal appeared for sale at http://sherwoodauctions.com.au/?page=image&image=10.jpg&view=246.
Enquiries with TasPol were not very ‘fruitful’ because they were “too busy” at the time of my phone call. The TasPol Police Association did not have anything to offer on their website about the gentleman.
The Auction house was more forthcoming with information ( by way of the attached photos ) and Google found further information about the Sergeant.
Parkside Funerals in Tasmania were also forthcoming with information and verified that this gentleman was, in fact, a policeman.
The story behind the selling of his National Medal has sourced. Tony Porter was never married and had no children or relatives to hand his Medal to. It was sent to Auction by ‘friends’. A member of NSW Fallen Police FB Group secured the National Medal, in the Auction in December 2016, for $100.
PORTER Anthony John ‘Tony’
April 12, 1935 – September 13, 2016
Tony will always be missed and fondly remembered by all his fishing mates and shack owners at Breona.
No more pain, and no more suffering.
Rest easy Tony.
Special thanks to the Palliative Care team, and all staff at Karingal Home, Devonport for their care and support of Tony.
Funeral notice later. – See more at: http://tributes.examiner.com.au/obituaries/examiner-au/obituary.aspx?pid=181405545#sthash.N1r78aVS.dpuf
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TasPol. Awarded the National Medal. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, p25, 10 August 1977, Second Grade Sergeant Anthony John PORTER