Barry John O’BRIEN

Barry John O’BRIEN

aka  The Mukhtar of Corrimal

Late of  ?

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  7680[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 4 January 1954

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 12 January 1969

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 10 March 1977

Stations: ?, Snowy Mountains during the Snowy Mtn Hydo Scheme, O.I.C. – Corrimal ( 1980’s )

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre January 1954?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards: National Medal – granted 17 March 1992

Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS – granted 8 July 1992

Born:  8 May 1934

Died on:  4 November 2006

Age:  72

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Buried at:  Wollongong Memorial Gardens, Berkeley Rd, Berkeley

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[alert_yellow]BARRY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Barry, back in the 1980’s, lived in the Police residence of Corrimal Police Station, with his wife, Margaret, and family.
Cal
6 August 2017
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Barry was one heck of a Policeman. He served in a one man station in the Snowy along with other legends like Bevan Wales, Lofty Lomas and Brian Schultz when they had to deal ONE OUT with the migrants in the Snowy Mountains Scheme. They were tough men – they had to be! Barry also served with the United Nations in Cyprus when life was made very difficult for them by the Greeks. Highly respected. I first met Barry at Corrimal and we immediately bonded. He and Margaret were regular attendees at the UN Reunions. They were wonderful friends. Shall… Read more »