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Arthur Douglas CARTAN


Arthur Douglas CARTAN


Late of Bangor, NSW

NSW Redfern or Penrith Police Academy Class #  “possibly” 07 – 08

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  6041

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed  12 April 1948

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed  30 March 1965

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed  1 December 1978

No find in the 1988 Stud Book

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Darlinghurst ( Sgt 2/c – Licencing Police – 1971 ), “possibly” Commissioners Office – Police HQ – College St, Sydney – Retirement

Service:  From ? ? pre April 1948?  to 8 December 1980 =  32+ years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born: Thursday  9 December 1920

Died on: Saturday  21 September 2019

Age: 98 yrs  9 mths  12 days

Cause: ?

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Saturday  5 October 2019 at 11AM

Funeral location: Como Community Church, 48 Bindea St, Como, NSW

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour:  Olsens Family Funerals – 02 9545 3477

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

Doug CARTAN with his Daughter on ANZAC Day in Sydney 2017
Doug CARTAN with his Daughter on ANZAC Day in Sydney 2017

Doug CARTAN with his Daughter on ANZAC Day in Sydney 2017


ARTHUR is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED



May they forever Rest In Peace


Cannot let this day go bye without mentioning the passing of Arthur Douglas CARTAN..99 years of age.
Most, if not all, from this site would not know who “Doug” was. An old Licencing Sergeant who was transferred to Darlinghurst during my early days there and took over the Station Sergeant role from day one. ( Not an easy task by any means).

He was a very straight wire, didn’t take a backward step and endured himself to most everyone at the Station he met.
99 is a real good dig we would all agree but his memory and influence will prevail well beyond his passing…Ask anyone who worked with him.


21 September, 2019

Much loved husband of Win,

loved father, father-in-law and Grandad.

Aged 98 Years

Family and friends of Doug are invited to attend a thanksgiving celebration to be held at Como Community Church, 48 Bindea St, Como on Saturday, 5th October, 2019 at 11.00am.


Published in St George & Sutherland on Oct. 2, 2019


VALE NX85532 CPL Doug Cartan

Published Thu 03 Oct 2019

Corporal Arthur Doug Cartan NX85532

2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion AIF

9 – 12 – 1920 to 21 – 9 – 2019

Doug Cartan served in the 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion 2nd AIF from 24 / 1 / 1942 – 22 / 5 / 1946.  His service included all the battles the 2/1st was involved in during the Owen Stanley Campaign (the Kokoda Trail).  This includes Templeton’s Crossing, Gorari, Suputa and then on to Sanananda.   After the battle at Suputa the strength was 17 Officers and 202 men.  The unit strength when entering The Kokoda Trail was 38 Officers and 656 men.

The battalion returned to New Guinea for the Aitape / Wewak Campaign and returned to Australia in November 1945.

Why should this be of interest to members of 1 RAR.  The 2/1st Battalion lead the attack on Bardia and then on to Tobruk.  They fought in Greece and in Crete defeated the Germans in Retimo.  They were proud that they were the FIRST BATTALION and that their Black over Green Colours always led.

Doug was always involved with the Association and for years would lead the 2/1st Battalion in the Sydney ANZAC Day march.  We have lost more than just a man.  We have lost one of the last fighter warriors this nation has but “WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”.

To the 1 RAR men; Be proud of your links to these Diggers.  Their Colours are on the ties you wear.  They are a part of the history of the 1st Battalions as are you, so whenever you can raise a glass to their memory and to the 1st Battalions.

Mike Waldron

1 RAR Association




News – 1 RAR Association Incorporated



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