Anthony John TOWNSEND
AKA Tony, Changa, ‘ T ‘, ‘ TT ‘, Tex
Late of Duns Creek, NSW
“possible” relation in ‘the job’: ?
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 195C
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 20978
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 14 March 1983 ( aged 21 years, 11 months, 7 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 3 June 1983 ( aged 22 years, 1 month, 27 days )
Constable – appointed 3 June 1984
Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 June 1988
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed ? March 1983
Final Rank: = Chief Inspector
Stations: ?, Phillip St ( 4 Division ), The Rocks ( 4 Division )( 1980s ), ?, Raymond Terrace, Newcastle, Prosecuting Branch – Gosford, ?, North Region – Northern Operations ( Inspector )( 2009 ), ?, Port Stephens-Hunter Police District – OIC of Maitland – Death
Service: From 14 March 1983 to 23 August 2022 = 39 years, 5 months, 9 days Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = 61 years, 4 months, 16 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 0
Awards: National Medal – granted 24 March 2000 ( Sgt )
Born: Friday 7 April 1961
Died on: Tuesday 23 August 2022
Age: 61 years, 4 months, 16 days
Organ Donor: Y / N / ?
Cause: Cancer ( Type = Leukemia )( diagnosed 10 years earlier )l
Event location: Home
Event date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 during the night
Funeral date: Thursday 1 September 2022 @10am
Funeral location: McDonald Jones Stadium, 294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow, NSW
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: Pettigrew Family Funerals
Buried at: Dungog Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Dungog, NSW
Grave Location: Section: Row: Plot: TBA
GPS: Lat / Long: TBA
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( August 2022 )
TONY WILL BE mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills
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McDonald Jones Stadium to host funeral for fallen Port Stephens police officer and rugby league veteran Tony Townsend
Foundation Newcastle Knights player and highly respected Hunter policeman Tony Townsend will be farewelled on Thursday.
The full police funeral at McDonald Jones Stadium will celebrate the life of Chief Inspector Townsend, affectionately known by fellow officers as TT, who died at his home on August 22.
The funeral, which is open to the public, will start at 10am.
NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Mal Lanyon and other members of the police executive will attend.
Townsend, who was diagnosed almost a decade ago with leukemia, was one of the Knights’ 1988 “pioneers” and left an indelible stamp on the club’s history.
A Dungog boy, he grew up playing rugby league with the Warriors.
He joined the NSW Police Force in 1983. He was working as a duty officer in Raymond Terrace at the time of his death.
Vice president of the NSW Police Association Ian Allwood said Townsend was “just loved” by the association’s members and himself.
“I think he just encapsulated the core values of what being a police officer is,” he said.
Following the funeral service in Broadmeadow on September 1, Townsend will be laid to rest in Dungog Cemetery.
TOWNSEND, Chief Inspector Anthony John ”Tony”
Late of Duns Creek
Passed away 23rd August, 2022
Aged 61 Years
Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Kaitlin and Declan, Lauren and Jackson.
Loving Pa of Charlotte.
Loved son of William (Bill) and Ella, Margaret and Thomas.
Brother of Mark, Susan, Michael, Michelle, and Jason.
Brother-in-law and uncle of their families.
The family and friends of Tony are warmly invited to attend a Celebration of his life, to be held at McDonald Jones Stadium, 294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow, NSW this Thursday 1st September, 2022. Service commencing at 10am.
Interment will follow at Dungog Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Dungog, NSW.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be forwarded to The Leukemia Foundation or Men of League in Tony’s memory.
Vale Tony Townsend
The nib Newcastle Knights extend our sincere condolences to friends and family of the late Tony Townsend, who passed away overnight.
Townsend, Knights Old Boy No.11, played hooker in the first ever team in 1988 and continued a strong association with the club through the Once a Knight Old Boys and his work in the NSW Police Force where he rose through the ranks to Chief Inspector.
Tough, resilient and one of the nicest blokes you could meet. Tony epitomised the Knights early culture, which set a standard for unparalleled later success.
He didn’t complain, despite his various health battles over many years, he just smiled and got on with life.
Rest In Peace TT, Once A Knights Old Boy. Always a Knights Old Boy.
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