Brian Harold GILL

Brian Harold GILL

AKA Lizard 

Late of Townsville, Qld 


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  129 


New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 15054  


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy Police on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 13 December 1971 ( aged 24 years, 8 months, 13 days )

Constable – appointed 13 December 1972

Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 December 1976  

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 13 December 1980  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank =  Senior Constable 

Retirement / Leaving age:?


Stations?, Goolagong ( early 1980s ), Tottenham ( 1980s )( Cst 1/c ), Wauchope ( 1985 – 1990s ), Cobar – Resignation – 1993

Service:  From ? ? pre December 1971?   to   ? ? 1993? 22? years Service


Awards:  National Medal – granted 7 November 1988 ( SenCon )


Born:  Sunday  30 March 1947 

Died on:  Saturday  2 January 2021

Age:  73 years, 9 months, 3 days

Cause:  Cancer ( type ? )

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? 

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Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2021 )



 BRIAN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO



May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Prior to joining NSWPF, Brian was a Junior Postal Officer, 4 Division, of NSW on 28 March 1963 as per Commonwealth Gazette # 29, page 1128


Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 11 July 1980 (No.93), page 3627


1970 (SECTION 9) Rule 4 (1)

Instrument of Appointment of Bailiff

IN accordance with the provisions of the Courts of Petty Sessions (Civil Claims) Rules, Constable 1st Class Brian Harold Gill has this day been appointed to be a Bailiff of Courts of Petty Sessions and may exercise and perform all the powers, authorities, duties and functions of a Bailiff of such Courts within that part of the State, known as the Tottenham Petty Sessions District, effective from 18th March, 1980.

Dated the 5th day of June, 1980, at Sydney, in the State of New South Wales.


(2578) Chairman of the Bench of Stipendiary Magistrates.

Brian told me once how he got the nickname Lizard.
He apparently used to work for the PMG, then later Telecom and now Telstra.
He was a linesman or similar, and he had a habit of falling asleep anywhere, any time, on a log, or whatever sunning himself, hence Lizard.
Well that was the version he told me.
He also told me another storey, which I will clean up here for public consumption.
Lizard liked a beer or three or more, well most of us have done this at one stage or another in our lives/service. He said he was so drunk one night that a took what he believed was a beautiful lady that he referred to as a “Tahitian Princess” to a hotel room for the night.
He could not remember much of the night of passion apparently.
Well the next day he woke up with (this is where I clean up the story) a very unattractive ugly female in bed. She laid across his arm asleep. He obviously woke up first, feeling the worst for wear. He did not want to wake her as she was apparently quite ugly. He figured he had two choices. Chew his arm off so as not to wake her, or just jump out of bed and run.
He apparently chose the latter choice. Now that is the clean version. Apparently a true story.
Oh The life of Brian.



Nothing further, other than what is recorded above, is known at the time of publication.


10 January 2021