Brian Joseph HETHERINGTON APM
Late of Matraville, NSW
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 039 ( but this Class seem to have Attested on 3 December 1954 & Class 040 Attested on 4 August 1955 )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 7951
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? ? ?
Probationary Constable- appointed 1 February 1955 ( aged 20 years, 6 months, 20 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 1 February 1966
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 28 March 1978
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Superintendent – appointed 15 October 1986
Chief Superintendent – appointed 27 July 1988
Final Rank = Chief Superintendent
Stations: ?, Waverley Detectives ( Det Sgt 2/c ), 16 Division – Eastwood ( Inspector ), Maroubra Detectives (1983)( Insp ), District Commander – North Region – Chatswood (1988)( Chief Supt. ) – Retirement
Service: From ? ? Pre Feb 1955? to 30 March 1993 = 38 years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 4 November 1992 ( C/Supt )
Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 11 June 1990 ( C/Supt )
Born: Thursday 12 July 1934
Died on: Thursday 9 July 2020
Age: 85 years, 11 months, 27 days
Event location: Lake Macquarie, NSW
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Friday 17 July 2020 @ 11am
Funeral location: St Andrews Catholic Church, Prince Edward St, Malabar, NSW
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of the 4 square metre rule at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )
Future Wake location: ??? TBA
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’, there won’t be an immediate Wake )
Future Wake date: ???
( 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: ?
Buried at: Botany Cemetery, 12 Military Rd, Matraville, NSW
Grave Location: GL37, General Lawn 37, Position 2303 with his wife – Jessie Elizabeth Hetherington who passed on 8 July 2012
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2020 )
PUNCHY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Death message appeared in the Daily Telegraph for Brian John HETHERINGTON – Born 1934.
No reference in the advert about NSW Police though.
Date listed: 15/7/2020HETHERINGTON, Brian Joseph
12.7.1934 – 9.7.2020
Late of Matraville
Dearly beloved Husband of Jessie (dec).
Much loved Father to Patricia, Tony, Vicki, Michael and Robyn.
Loving Grandfather to his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
A Requiem Mass will be held at St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Prince Edward St Malabar, Friday 17 July 2020 at 11.00am. Following the Mass the cortege will proceed to the Botany Cemetery.
Publication: The Daily Telegraph
It is with sadness that I let people know that my dear father-in-law Retired Chief Superintendent Brian (punchy) HETHERINGTON passed away on Thursday 9th July at Lake Macquarie. He would have turned 86 yesterday. He joined the NSW Police in 1954 and Retired in 1993.
Message from daughter-in-law Julie ( via another source ).
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