Barry John O’BRIEN
aka The Mukhtar of Corrimal
Late of ?
New South Wales Police Force
NSW Police Academy – Redfern – “possibly” Class 036
Regd. # 7680
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 4 January 1954 ( 19 years, 7 mths & 27 days old )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 12 January 1969
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 10 March 1977
Stations: ?, Snowy Mountains during the Snowy Mtn Hydro Scheme, O.I.C. – Corrimal ( 1980’s )
Service: From ? ? pre January 1954? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 17 March 1992 ( Sgt )
Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS – granted 8 July 1992 ( SenCon )
On 14 April 1971: Commended: Det Sgt 3/c W.B.R. Boyd ( # 4708 ), Sgt 3/c B.J. O’BRIEN ( # 7680 ), Det SenCon Gyula KOVACS ( # 8615 ), Cst P.R. PIPER ( # 13059 ) & Cst H.G. Tunnicliff ( # 13369 ), for courage and initiative displayed in the handling of and dismantling of a skilfully assembled imitation bomb at Corrimal High School on 12 October 1970, after an Army bomb disposal expert refused to touch the device because it was too dangerous to handle. Signed: F. J. Hanson, Commissioner of Police.
Born: Tuesday 8 May 1934
Died on: Saturday 4 November 2006
Age: 72 years, 5 months, 27 days
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: ? ? ?
Funeral location: ?
Wollongong Memorial Gardens, Berkeley Rd, Berkeley, NSW
although, on 31 May 2023 a Search of Wollongong Memorial Gardens website shows he is buried at:
Buried at: Scarborough Cemetery, Lawrence Hargrave Rd, Scarborough, NSW
Location: Seaview Memorial Wall, Base, Sec A, Site 09
Memorial located at: ?
BARRY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace