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Timothy STARR

Timothy STARR

AKA 

Late of Marrickville, NSW  

 

Police Training Centre – Redfern  / Police Training College – Penrith / Belmore Barracks  Class #  ? ? ? 

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Service 1: Regd. #  ‘Q‘ 4668

Service 2:  Rejoinee # ‘Q‘ 5025

For the purposes of this website ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1 March 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system ) 

 

Service 1:  From 20 March 1884   to   ? ? ? ? years Service 

Service 2:  From 16 September 1885   to   6 October 1905  =  20+ years Service 

 

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

Probationary Constable- appointed 16 September 1885

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Final Rank =  Senior Constable 

 

Service 1:  Stations?,

Service 2:  Stations:  Darlinghurst ( 3 Division ), Paddington, Marrickville ( 1902 – Death )

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 46

Time in Retirement from Police: 0

 

Awards:  No Find on the Australian Honours system

 

 Born? ? 1859 – Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland

Emigrated to Australia around  1879

Died on:  Friday  6 October 1905 @ 8.15am

Age:  46

 

Cause:  Influenza leading to Pneumonia

“contracted through a chill he received whilst recovering the body of one of the boys who drowned in a waterhole at Marrickville on 23 September 1905

 

Event location:  Lewisham Hospital, NSW 

Event date:  from 23 September 1905 – 6 October 1905  =   ( 10 days )

Admitted to Hospital on the 2 October 1905

 

Funeral date:  Saturday 7 October 1905 during the p.m.

Funeral location:  St Bridge’s, Marrickville, NSW 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Timothy STARR, Tim STARR
Photos courtesy of Kevin Banister ( NSWPF # 16382 ) on 5 May 2021

Timothy STARR, Tim STARR

Timothy STARR, Tim STARR

Timothy STARR, Tim STARR

Buried at: Waverley Cemetery, Waverley, NSW

Grave location:  W – 17 – RC – OR – 2426

GPS:  -33.909414586229474      151.26854558981438

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

 

TIMOTHY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE ( Aug 2021 )


 

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Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1942),

Thursday 12 October 1905, page 13

OBITUARY.

SENIOR-CONSTABLE STARR.

Senior-Constable Timothy Starr, of the Marrickville Police Station, died in Lewisham Hospital on Friday from pneumonia, contracted through a chill he received while recovering the body of one of the boys who was drowned in a waterhole at Marrickville on September 23 last.

Deceased was a strict Catholic, the last rites of the Church being administered to him by the Very Rev. Father Frederick, C.P., who also visited him during his illness.

The late Senior-Constable Starr was a native of the County Clare, Ireland, and was 46 years of age.

He came to Australia about 26 years ago, and had just completed 20 years’ service in the police force.

He was first appointed to No. 3 Station, and subsequently to Paddington, where he was promoted to the rank of Senior-Constable.

Three years ago he was transferred to Marrickville.

Deceased was a popular officer, and was much respected and esteemed by the residents of the districts in which he had done duty.

He was a man of sterling character, and had the confidence of his superiors.

His wife predeceased him three years ago, and he has left one child — a little girl about six years old.

A Mass for the repose of the soul was celebrated in St. Brigid’s, Marrickville, by the Very Rev. Father Frederick, C.P., on Saturday morning.

The funeral left the church in the afternoon for the Waverley Cemetery, and after the Last Absolutions had been pronounced the coffin was carried to the hearse by four of the deceased’s comrades, the ‘ Dead March ‘ being played on the organ meanwhile.

Over 100 members of the Metropolitan Police Force, under Inspector McIntosh, marched in front of the hearse, which was also preceded by the Very Rev. Fathers Frederick, C.P., and P. B. Kennedy, O.F.M., who officiated at the grave.

The cortege was headed by the Police Band, under Senior-Constables Mankey and Hamilton, which rendered the customary funeral music.

The attendance at the funeral was very large, the crowd that gathered around St. Brigid’s Church being a very big one.

Father Frederick preached the panegyric at the grave.

Amongst those present were Senior Sergeants Griffiths ( Ashfield ) and Parkinson ( No. 1 Police Station ), Senior-Constables Orr ( North Sydney ), Graham ( Paddington ) and Phelan, and Constable Thomas Moloney ( No. 3 Station ), one of deceased’s oldest and most trusted friends.

R I. P.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/104903958


 

Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 – 1909),

Friday 6 October 1905, page 2

DEATH OF SENIOR CONSTABLE STARR.

The death occurred in the Lewisham Hospital today of Senior-constable Timothy Starr, of the Marrickville police.

The deceased officer contracted influenza about ten days ago, and about four days later pneumonia set in.

He was admitted to the hospital on the 2nd instant, and lingered until a quarter past 8 this morning.

Senior constable Starr had been a member of the police force for about 20 years, and for the last four years had been stationed at Marrickville.

Prior to this he was attached to No. 3 Division.

He was about 45 years of age, was a widower, and leaves one child, a girl of 6 years of age.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228725618


 

The Daily Telegraph

Saturday 7 October 1905

STARR.—The Friends of Senior-constable TIMOTHY STARR are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral ; to leave St. Brigid’s R.C. Church, Marrickville, on THIS SATURDAY, at 1.30, for Waverley Cemetery.
W. J. DIXON CO., 120 Oxford-street; 183 George-street West.
STARR. — The Friends of Messrs. MICHAEL and THOMAS MOLONEY are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their late friend, Senior-constable Timothy Starr; to leave St. Brigid’s Church, Marrickville, on THIS SATURDAY, at 1.30, for Waverley Cemetery.
W. J. DIXON CO., 120 Oxford-street, City.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/237690151

 


 

Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931),

Friday 13 October 1899, page 3

THE CONSTABLE AND DOG.

John Docksay, of Annandale-street, Darling Point, is the owner of a handsome retriever dog.

On the evening of October 11 Constable Timothy Starr happened to be in the neighborhood of the place mentioned, and the animal, without preliminary warning or ultimatum of any kind, bit him in the shin, not, however, in such a way as to prevent him from discharging his duty.

At the Paddington Police Court yesterday Docksay was proceeded against for keeping a dog that endangered Constable Starr‘s limbs.

The defendant could not account for the animal’s foolish behavior, though he held the opinion that it only desired to play with the constable on the occasion referred to.

He was, however, ordered to pay £2, with 4s,10d costs, in default levy and distress.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113692868


 

Whilst at Waverley, today, 5/5/2021, I paid my respects to –
SENIOR CONSTABLE TIMOTHY STARR
Marrickville Police – Pneumonia – 6 October, 1905
Resting Place – Waverley Cemetery, Waverley
On 23 September, 1905 the constable was on duty assisting with the recovery of the bodies of two brothers, Richmond Augustus Kirkland (12) and George Nelson Kirkland (14) who had been drowned while fishing in a waterhole at Daley’s Brickworks in Marrickville, when he caught a severe chill.
He ( STARR ) was taken to Lewisham Hospital where it was found that his condition had deteriorated to pneumonia, and he passed away on 6 October.
The Catholic Press of 12 October, 1905 reported on the constables death.
“SENIOR CONSTABLE STARR.
Senior-Constable Timothy Starr, of the Marrickville Police Station, died in Lewisham Hospital on Friday from pneumonia, contracted through a chill he received while recovering the body of one of the boys who was drowned in a waterhole at Marrickville on September 23 last.
Deceased was a strict Catholic, the last rites of the Church being administered to him by the Very Rev. Father Frederick, C.P., who also visited him during his illness.
The late Senior-Constable Starr was a native of the County Clare, Ireland, and was 46 years of age. He came to Australia about 26 years ago, and had just completed 20 years service in the police force.
He was first appointed to No. 3 Station, and subsequently to Paddington, where he was promoted to the rank of Senior-Constable.
Three years ago he was transferred to Marrickville.
Deceased was a popular officer, and was much respected and esteemed by the residents of the districts in which he had done duty. He was a man of sterling character, and had the confidence of his superiors.
His wife predeceased him three years ago, and he has left one child — a little girl about six years old.”
The constable was born in Killaloe, Ireland in 1859 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 16 September, 1885. At the time of his death he was stationed at Marrickville. His death was recorded in the New South Wales Police Gazette of 27 December, 1905. He is not listed in the official New South Wales Police Honour Roll.
With thanks to Danny Webster for his story.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931),

Monday 16 October 1899, page 4

RUSHCUTTER’S BAY SENSATION

A MAN AND A REVOLVER. EXTRAORDINARY BEHAVIOR. TWO LIVES IN DANGER EFFECTS OF THE WAR FEVER.

Many of the residents of Rushcutter’s Bay, in the neighborhood of the power-house, were startled on Saturday night last by the unusual sound of arms being discharged in that quiet neighborhood. The facts in connection with the occurrence go to show that what might have been very grave consequences were escaped by sheer good luck, two lives having been seriously endangered.

It appears that at about 10.25 p.m., Mr. Benjamin Bernard, a resident of Elizabeth-street, Paddington, and engaged in business at 89½ King-street, Sydney, was walking along Bayswater-road, on his way home by that route. He passed the power house, and reached that open portion of the road opposite Rushcutter’s Bay Reserve. As he neared the hoarding on the right hand side of the road, he saw a man under the lamp post flourishing a revolver, and just when he got within a few yards of him the weapon was discharged in the direction of the reserve.

Mr. Bernard at once remonstrated angrily with the man upon the recklessness of his conduct, and gave him a strong warning not to repeat it, and then proceeded on his journey.

When he had gone 50 or 100 yards, he met Constable Timothy Starr, to whom he related the occurrence, saying that he thought, there was a man running amuck farther down.

The constable proceeded towards the power house, and after he had gone a few moments it occurred to Mr. Bernard that he had better go back, in case his assistance might be required.

He accordingly turned, and crossed over the road towards the Bayswater-road Hotel. As he stepped on the footpath he found himself face to face with the man, who evidently had escaped the constable.

The man instantly raised his revolver, and discharged it at Mr. Bernard’s head.

Mr. Bernard had seen the danger, and ducked to one side, and the bullet whizzed past over his shoulder. The man then passed on, leaving Mr. Bernard for the moment dazed. The latter’s blood, however, was now up, and he determined to close with the man, and for that purpose prepared to rush on him unawares.

Just then Constable Starr, who had heard the shot, flew past in the direction of the man, and immediately got close to him. The man thereupon turned round, and levelled his revolver at the constable. The latter almost instinctively raised up his cloak to ward off, as well as it could, the bullet which he was certain was coming. The trigger was heard being drawn, and the leaden messenger was awaited, but providentially it did not come.

The revolver would not work for just that instant, and before the man could do anything both the constable and Mr. Bernard were upon him, and had him soon pinned to the ground.

Starr quickly took the revolver out of his hand ; but had hardly got hold of it when it went off — fortunately in a safe direction.

The man was then taken to the Paddington Station, where he gave the name of Charles Willis, 29, groom, an Englishman, and said to be in the employ of Mr. McGrath, livery stable proprietor, Castlereagh street, Sydney.

On the way to the station his captors asked him for some explanation of his conduct, but he did not appear to be very coherent, or to quite understand his position.

He talked about being in the Transvaal, and being stuck up by the Boers, whom he had accordingly fired at.

In reply to the constable he also stated that he remembered having ” three rums ” that night, and was not quite sure how he got as far as Rushcutter’s Bay, since he resided in Sydney.

At the Paddington Police Court to-day, before Mr. Isaacs, S.M., Willis was charged with maliciously shooting at Benjamin Bernard, with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and a remand being asked for by the police, the case was adjourned till Thursday next.

The accused is a small man, of rather depressed appearance. There was nothing about him that would suggest him as a formidable opponent for the Boers. His memory of the events of Saturday night is very confused, and he can give no coherent account of the proceedings on that occasion.

The revolver is an old one, and bears on it the imprint, ” Presse, Laloux, and Cie, Liege. ”

Three discharged cartridges were found in it, and one undischarged.

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The Evening News ( Sydney )

Tuesday  5 August 1890  p7

James Ryan, 24, laborer, was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment, with hard labor, for assaulting Constable Timothy Starr in the execution of his duty.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113332494


 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

 

Cal
 28 Aug 2021


 

 

 




Edwin Erskine MAY

Edwin Erskine MAY

AKA 

Late of Nambucca, NSW  

 

Commenced Police Training at Belmore Barracks, Sydney

 

New South Wales Police Force

Service 1:  Regd. #  Q 2872

Service 2:  Regd. #  Q 7594

For the purposes of this website ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1 March 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )

 

Uniform # A 646 ( most probably from Service 2 )

 

Service 1:  From 8 January 1877  to   30 June 1889 ( H.O.D. – Contracted Blood poisoning )  =  13 years Service

Due to being ordered to exhume a buried leg, from the Coffs Harbour mutilation axe Murder of Mat Matteson  a young Russian Finn,  MAY contracted Blood Poisoning in his left arm which resulted in him nearly losing his life and having to undergo 11+ operations and remain in Grafton Hospital for about 4 months.

This eventually led to him being unfit for Duty.

 

Service 1 – RankProbationary Constable- appointed 4 August 1891 ( aged 21 )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? 1881 ( Bullahdelah ) 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Final Rank =  Senior Constable

 

Service 1 – StationsDungog ( Cst )( 1877 ), Gloucester ( December 1877 – June 1880 )( December 1877 – it was the 1st Station there and the 1st Policeman there )( this was a hut on the site of the present Commercial Hotel *1877 ), Maitland ( June 1880 – 1881 ), Bullahdelah ( 1881 – ? ), Paterson ( ? – 1884 ), Boat Harbour ( Now Bellingen )( 1884 – 30 June 1889 )

Boat Harbour Station which was renamed Bellingen, Bellinger River – Discharged H.O.D. ( Service 1 )

 

Between being forced to leave ( Service 1 ) and rejoining ( Service 2 ), MAY was a member of the Transit Commission in Sydney and when their duties were taken over by the police, he  again joined the force as a traffic officer.

The Transit Commission gave way once the Traffic Act came into force.

There are numerous articles on Transit Officer MAY – one naming him as Special constable Edwin MAY and these date between 5 June 1891 21 June 1889.


 

Service 2:  From 4 August 1891   to   ? ? 1912  =  12 years Service

 

Service 2 – RankConstable 1st Class ( re-joinee )- appointed 4 August 1891

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank?

 

Service 2 – Stations? ( Traffic Duty for about 5 years ), Newtown ( 5 Division )( Station Duties re failing health ) – Retirement ( 1912 )


Total Service = 25 years 

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = ? ? 1912

Time in Retirement from Police: ?

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born? ? 1853 – London, England  emigrated to Qld in 1866

Died on:  Saturday 5 January 1935 

Age:  82

 

Cause?

Event location:  Bondi, NSW

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Monday  7 January 1935 @ 10.30am

Funeral location? 

Funeral Parlour: W. Carter, Undertaker.  262 Oxford St, Woollahra, NSW

Buried at: Waverley Cemetery,

Grave location:  Anglican – Section 19, Special B, Plot 10

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

Edwin Erskine MAY, Edwin MAY, Ed MAY

 

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


 

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 NSW Fallen Police FB Group.  2 July 2021
Whilst at Waverley cemetery today, 2/7/2021, I paid my respects to –
Senior Constable Edwin Erskine May.
Born c1853, St Giles’s, Middlesex, England.
Died 5/1/1935 at Waverley, NSW.
Edwin married 3 times.
He married Sophie May (nee Margetts (1861-1927) in 1881 in Maitland and they had 12 children.
Sophie is on the headstone and she died at Waverley.
His first wife Annie, married in Queensland, died in Maitland in 1880 and they had 6 children.
He married his 3rd wife in 1932. She died in 1932.

 

 

Edwin Erskine MAY - Grave. INSCRIPTION:<br /> SOPHIE<br /> Beloved Wife of Edwin May<br /> Died ?6th July 1927<br /> Aged 66 years 9? Months<br /> At Rest<br /> Also<br /> Edwin MAY<br /> Died 5th Jan. 1935<br /> Aged 82 years<br />
INSCRIPTION:
SOPHIE
Beloved Wife of Edwin May
Died ?6th July 1927
Aged 66 years 9? Months
At Rest
Also
Edwin MAY
Died 5th Jan. 1935
Aged 82 years

 

Edwin Erskine MAY - Grave

Edwin Erskine MAY - Grave

 

 


 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Saturday 30 March 1895, page 7

POLICE COURTS.

Charge against Constables.

In the Summons Division of the Central Police Court yesterday, before Mr. G.W. F. Addison, S.M., Andrew Travers and Thomas Scott, respectively, being constables of New South Wales Police Force, were proceeded against by Sub-Inspector Bell for misconduct, in having, on 16th March, used unnecessary violence to Patrick Maloney, a prisoner in their custody.

The cases were heard together.

Mr Carter Smith appeared for the defendants.

Sub-inspector Bell stated that he laid the informations against the respective defendants by instructions from the superintendent of Police.

He produced reports from defendants, a letter from Mr. Sleath, and one from Maloney.

The defendants were men of good character, efficient and good constables.

After the arrest Constable Travers applied to witness for a summons against Mr Sleath, M.L A.

If witness had acceded, the case would have been heard that day.

If witness had had his way, a summons would have issued, even though witness did receive a letter from Mr. Sleath.

Richard Sleath stated that on 16th March he was in Pitt street about 1 p.m., and saw the defendants opposite the Labour Bureau in a crowd.

They seemed to be engaged in a scuffle.

He saw Constable Travers next the wall with his right hand raised as if striking someone. There was a transit officer with the defendants.

Travers had the right and Scott the left arm of a man, and the transit officer pushed.

Just as witness got up the defendants seemed to stumble.

The prisoner, who was handcuffed, had blood on his face.

Witness saw Travers strike him about the face somewhere, and then catch him by the throat as if attempting to choke him.

Witness asked Travers to desist, but he threatened to tun witness in.

Witness walked to the police station with Travers.

When he threatened to run witness in Travers was so excited that froth came from his mouth. A few seconds later he said, ” Go away, or I’ll lock you up.”

Witness took Travers‘s number. He did not see the other defendant do anything, and had no complaint to make about him.

To Mr. Smith : He did not put his hand on Scott‘s shoulder, and did not remember the exact words used. Prisoner seemed to be resisting right through. Witness was not dragged out of the crowd by a man. He wrote a letter to the effect that Travers struck the man, but did not think he complained of both constables.

P. H. Stack, tram conductor, stated that he saw the defendants with a prisoner between them, and a transit officer behind.

Prisoner resisted all the time with all his force, using both legs and arms.

The man knocked one of the defendants down. Witness thought the constables exercised great patience.

He did not see either of them strike the prisoner. He saw Mr. Sleath rush into the crowd in a very excited manner, and put his face into the constable’s face. He also put his hand on the constable and followed him for some time. The man was not in any way ill-used.

To Mr. Smith : The man got twice as bad after Mr. Sleath came along, jumping and leaping more than ever. Mr. Sleath was most excited.

W. Connelly gave corroborative evidence.

Transit officer Edwin MAY stated that he saw prisoner struggling with Travers in Pitt-street. Scott came up afterwards. Prisoner who was handcuffed, made a blow at Travers, knocking his helmet off ; and witness jumped off the tram, and went to assist Travers.

Prisoner, resisted violently, and at one time they were all on the ground together.

Near the station a man came and said, ” Come, I won’t allow this.” Witness and a constable told him to go away or he’d get locked up.

Someone shouted, ” That’s Mr Sleath the member. ” Someone then took Mr. Sleath away.

There was no violence used to the prisoner, who next morning pleaded guilty to all the charges, and said that he was mad drunk at the time. Mr. Sleath appeared as if he had had drink, and was very excited.

For the defence Constable Andrew Travers stated that no unnecessary violence was used to the prisoner witness had in charge three-quarters of an hour before Constable Scott came up. After Mr. Sleath interfered the prisoner became more violent, and said, ” Old man, I’ll make them carry me. ”

Constable Thomas Scott gave similar evidence.

The case was dismissed.

13 Jul 1912 – Constable Edwin May. – Trove

 


 

North Coast Times (Bellingen and Coffs Harbour, NSW : 1888 – 1889),

Friday 28 June 1889, page 2

 

CONSTABLE MAY.

We regret to learn that Senior Constable Edwin MAY, of Nambucca, is about to be discharged from the police force on the 30th inst., he having just returned from Sydney, where he was subjected to an examination of three doctors, who have certified him as being unfit for further police duty.

It is to be hoped that after 13 years of faithful police duty, during which time he distinguished himself in the arrests of several murderers and other noted defenders, that the Government will certainly reward this worthy officer in accordance with his merit, as he now has to start afresh in the world with only the use of one arm, the loss of the use of the other arm, through an injury received whilst doing his duty, being now the cause of his discharge from the service.

We think that the public throughout the electorate should certainly make some move in the matter to show that they appreciate the services of this noted police officer, as we think he is deserving of some recognition at their hands, moreover as he now is compelled to leave the service where he has devoted the best part of his life to the interests of the public of this colony.

Senior Constable E. May has proved himself to be a most fearless officer.

When station on the Bellinger River, as it is still in the memory of many, the clever arrest of the New Zealand armed murderer John Caffrey, who, we may say, the moments this notorious murderer arrived on the Bellinger, was speedily deprived of his leaded revolver and quietly arrested by this clever officer, who, for that arrest, was accorded great credit and praise by the public press throughout the whole of the colonies.

We wish him prosperity in whatever sphere of life he may now have to follow.

He is also a member of the Masonic Order and we trust that he will not be forgotten by them now that their assistance is needed.

28 Jun 1889 – CONSTABLE MAY. – Trove


 

According to State Archives – Police Service Registers 1852 – 1913, Edwin first joined the NSWPF on 8 January 1877.

The above newspaper article, dated 28 June 1889 had him being forced out of ‘the job’ on 30 June 1889 after spending 13 years in ‘the job’.

He went out with a Pension.

Again, according to State Archives, the same person rejoined the NSWPF on 4 August 1891.


 

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 – 1954),

Friday 19 July 1912, page 7

 

FAMOUS CRIMES RECALLED.

There are many of the older residents of both the Bellinger and Nambucca who will remember Constable Edwin MAY, who for several years was stationed at Bellingen, and subsequently at Macksville, about 20 years since. Senior-Constable May has just retired from the force, and referring to the fact the “Evening News” becomes reminiscent, and says :—

First-class Constable Edwin MAY, who is about to retire from the N.S. Wales police force on pension, had, during his career as a trooper in the country districts, rather exciting experiences, and it was through his instrumentality that many offenders against law and order were brought to justice.

During an interview with an “Evening News” reporter, MAY said he was a native of London, and arrived in Queensland in 1866, when he was but a youth. He gravitated from the northern metropolis to “out back.” when he became a stockman on Mooloolman Station, then owned by Mr. Augustus Barton, where he was employed for about 5 years. During his spare time, when not engaged in rounding up cattle, his occupation was breaking in horses, at which he became an expert. Tiring of this life, however, he severed his connection with the station, and proceeded to the Mount Perry Copper Mine in the Burnett district, where he followed for a time the occupation of a miner.

After some experience in the mining business, he started on his own account in carrying copper from the mine at Maryborough, which at that time was not connected with the railway system, and he continued up to 1876 to follow the same business.

JOINING THE FORCE.

He then came to Sydney and joined the Mounted Police.

After being trained at the old Belmore Barracks he was transferred to the Maitland district as a trooper under Mr. Morrison, the then superintendent.

Five years later he was made a first-class constable, and was sent to the Macleay district, and put in charge of Boat Harbour station ( now Bellingen ).

In July, 1885, came Constable MAY‘s opportunity of showing to his superior officers what his capabilities were.

COFF’S HARBOUR TRAGEDY.

The particulars of a most revolting murder at Coffs Harbour — at that time a small settlement on the coast — was reported to the authorities.

The particulars given were that a young man named Mat Matteson, a young Russian Finn, was missing, and on inquiries being instituted no trace of his whereabouts could be ascertained.

Constable MAY was deputed to investigate the matter.

On reaching a hut where the missing man and a countryman of his named Matthew Friske resided, the latter explained that his mate had left, and indicated to MAY the direction in which he thought the missing man had gone.

MAY, however, made an examination of the hut’s contents, and discovered an American axe which had, in his opinion, something like bloodstains on it.

Friske, in answer to a question, said that the stains were only rust.

At the same time MAY noticed a shirt hanging up, having on it apparently what were bloodstains.

When Friske was asked how the stains came to be on the shirt, which he claimed to be his own, he replied that the stains must have remained on it since he killed a pig a couple of months previously.

A BASKETFUL OF BONES.

At the same time MAY noticed some trees burning a little distance away. He and others went to investigate.

On stirring up the ashes nearly a basketful of fragments of a skull, jaw, leg, ribs, and other portions of a human body were discovered. They were so much charred that they could scarcely bear touching, as they crumbled away at the least pressure.

Friske was arrested by MAY on suspicion of having committed the murder.

ANOTHER GRUESOME FIND.

Later on, a boy on his way home from school discovered the leg of a man lying on an old road, with a sack covering it.

MAY, on being informed of that, picked the limb up and discovered that it had been chopped off at the knee.

When MAY had Friske in custody, he had a rather trying time, as there was no lockup near Coff’s Harbour, so he had to handcuff the prisoner to himself all night.

MAY was, however, rewarded for his trouble, for on the day following upon Friske‘s arrest he described to MAY how he had killed Matteson with an axe, and cut the body up and burned it with the exception of the right leg, which he threw away in the bush.

An inquest was held by Mr. T. C. McKell, P.M., the then coroner, and now a stipendiary magistrate at Newcastle, who ordered the limb to be buried.

The instruction was carried out, and after a lapse of three weeks the Attorney-General ( the late Mr. W. B. Dalley ) ordered that the leg should be exhumed and conveyed to Grafton in spirits for production at the trial of Friske.

CONTRACTED BLOOD POISONING.

In carrying out that portion of his duties MAY nearly lost his life, as he contracted blood poisoning in his left arm and had to go into Grafton Hospital for treatment.

He remained in the institution for about four months, and had no fewer than 11 operations performed on him, which resulted in him losing, for a time, the use of his arm, which gradually grew better.

Friske was executed in the Grafton gaol in December, 1885.

GREAT BARRIER MURDER.

The next episode in Constable MAY‘s career was in connection with what was known as the New Zealand “Barrier Murder.”

In June, 1886, a man named Robert Taylor, a resident, of Tryphena Bay, N.Z., was found murdered.

Two men named John Caffery ( other article name him as McCaffery ) and Henry Albert Penn were supposed to be concerned in the affair.

It was said they stole a small vessel, the Sovereign of the Seas, in which they cleared out from N. Z., accompanied by a young woman and a dog.

After three months at sea it was found that they had scuttled the vessel near Trial Bay, ( NSW ) after they had landed provisions somewhere on the coast between the Hastings and Manning.

The fact was first brought to light through a board being washed ashore near Port Macquarie, having on it the letters “reign.”

This led the authorities to believe that it belonged to the missing ‘Sovereign,’ and the police were naturally put on their metal to get hold of the persons charged with the murder, as a good reward was offered for their arrest.

Naturally anxious to gain the reward, MAY disguised himself as a swagman, with “bluey” up, and started out to do the “Sherlock Holmes” trick.

When near Deep Creek he met a man carrying a swag, and from the description of the wanted man as furnished by the “Police Gazette,” MAY formed the opinion he had come across one of the men, viz., John Caffery.

From the information supplied, Caffery was supposed to be an individual of most dangerous tendencies. His age was about 36, and a powerfully built man. He could, it is said, swing a 200lb. bag of flour with ease, and was described as a man of unbridled passions.

To him Ned Kelly was the ideal of a hero, and it was known that he had expressed the intention of some day seizing a craft, and making for Australia to join or organise a band of bushrangers.

Having in view the characteristics of the wanted man, MAY was naturally careful in his procedure, more especially as it had been reported that Caffery was armed with a loaded revolver.

“I feigned to be looking for work,” MAY told the reporter, “and I asked him where I could get a job. He said there was no work the way he came, so he and I agreed to go together to the Clarence district as mates, where we would probably, get a job of canecutting.”

After crossing the Bellinger punt, MAY had a good survey of his companion, to endeavour to find out where he carried his revolver, and having ascertained this, he revealed his identity as a N.S.W. constable, and quickly placed the handcuffs on the man, who denied being identical with Caffery.

In his swag was found a six-chambered loaded revolver, as well as eleven spare cartridges.

A few days after Caffery was lodged in the lockup, and when shown a photograph purporting to be his, he admitted he was Caffery, and gave information where his late companion Penn was to be found camped on the beach near Trial Bay.

EXTRADITION OF THE MURDERERS.

Both Caffery and Penn were extradited to New Zealand, where they were placed upon trial, found guilty of the murder, and eventually hanged.

For his share in the matter MAY was promoted to the rank of senior-constable, and was given a substantial portion of the reward offered for the arrest of the murderers.

ABORIGINAL AND HIS GIN.

Another arrest was made by MAY under somewhat exciting circumstances of an aboriginal named Sandy, for murdering his gin.

Although a warrant had been in existence for some nine months, it was found difficult to locate the man.

MAY received information which led him to believe that he was at the blacks’ camp at the Bellinger River. On going there he found him among a mob of thirty aboriginals and took him into custody, but before he was able to get his prisoner from the camp MAY had to point his revolver to keep the others at bay, as they threatened to kill him with their tomahawks.

Sandy was subsequently brought to Sydney, where he was tried for the crime before the late Mr. Justice Windeyer, found guilty of manslaughter only, and sentenced to twelve months gaol.

A CITY TRANSIT OFFICER.

In 1889, when MAY was stationed at Nambucca River, the arm which was previously injured while in the execution of his duty, became very weak, and he was compelled to come to Sydney for medical advice.

After being examined by the Government doctors, he was certified as being unfit for further service, and discharged from the force.

That was very unfortunately for him, as the Inspector-General, Mr. Fosbery, told him that he intended to promote him to sergeant.

In 1891 the arm was well again, when Mr. Fosbery found him employment under the old Transit Commission, with which body he was connected for about nine years, until the present Traffic Act came into force.

REJOINED THE FORCE.

MAY was then allowed to re-enter the force as a first-class constable, and did traffic duty for about five years.

Through failing health he was transferred to the Newtown division, where he did station duty right up to the time he went on leave, the other day, prior to finally severing his connection with the force.

 

19 Jul 1912 – FAMOUS CRIMES RECALLED. – Trove

 


 

 

Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 – 1954),

Friday 25 October 1929, page 9

Reminiscences from Bygone Days.

Gloucester’s first police OFFICER.

Mr. Edwin MAY revisits Gloucester after Fifty Years.

Mr. Edwin MAY, father of the City Coroner, Mr. E. A. MAY, and who established the first police station in the Gloucester district, arrived at Gloucester on Wednesday last on a short visit.

In 1877 Mr. MAY was a constable stationed at Dungog, and was sent, with Constable David Cowan, of Stroud, up to Copeland to investigate the case of a man who had been killed there in a brawl.

Copeland was then known as Back Creek, Barrington, and there were about 1000 miners on the field.

FILLED MINISTER’S BOOTS WITH PORT WINE.

It continued to be called Back Creek until about two years after thee field was discovered, when Mr. Henry Copeland, member for the Northern Goldfields, visited the place. This was in 1878.

The miners gave him a wonderful reception and banquet, “filling him with champagne and even, his boots with Port wine.”

They then named the place Copeland in his honour, and Copeland it has remained to this day.

While here Mr. MAY received instructions to open a police station at Gloucester. This was in December 1877.

This first building was a hut on the site of the present Commercial Hotel.

He was appointed the Police Officer and acting Clerk of Petty Sessions. Mr. E. Sharpe was the first magistrate.

The following year 1878, a police station and court house were built at Copeland, the contractor being a man named Priddle.

EARLY GLOUCESTER.

At this time Gloucester had an hotel on the corner, where Phillips’ now stands, kept by a man named Harvey Robinson, who had married the widow of the previous licensee, Mr. Brown.

After Mr. MAY was here some months another hotel was established by George Gorton, who with a man, who was only known by the name of Long Jack, was drowned in the billabong opposite the town.

The first post office was near Street & Parish‘s store, and was kept by a man named Herkes.

Afterwards it was near McLean‘s blacksmith shop, the postmasters being Brideskirt and Studdart.

Mr. MAY remained in Gloucester till June 1880, when he was transferred to Maitland, and from thence to Bullahdelah in 1881, where he was promoted to first-class constable.

From there he went to Paterson and in 1884 to Boat Harbour — now Bellingen.

CAPTURED THREE MURDERERS

It was while in the North Coast district that Mr. MAY made a name for himself in the force by capturing, on different occasions, three men wanted for murder.

The first he laid by the heels was Matthew Frith, who was Wanted for the murder of his mate, Matthew Matterson near Coff’s Harbour in 1885.

Frith was sentenced to death by Judge Fawcett and paid the full penalty for his crime at Grafton Gaol, being the first execution at that place.

Mr. MAY remembers that the accused was defended by Mr. Gibson who was afterwards Judge Gibson, and who was killed in a motor accident.

On another occasion he arrested an aborigine for the murder of his gin, and despite the menaces of the whole tribe, brought his prisoner safely to the lock-up.

THE BARRIER ISLAND MURDER

But the most exciting episode of his career was the arrest of John McCaffrey, who with an accomplice, Henry Penn, murdered Robert Taylor at the Barrier Islands, New Zealand.

McCaffrey was the captain of the ketch, “Sovereign of the Seas,” which belonged to the Auckland firm of Henderson and Spraggin, and traded down along the New Zealand coast from Auckland, visiting the Barrier Islands.

McCaffrey had fallen in love with the daughter of a settler named Robert Taylor, but his attentions were unwelcome both to the daughter and the parents. He had said to the father and mother, “I will have Annie,” — which was the girl’s name.

Accompanied by Penn, who had with him a girl of 15 named Grace Graham, whom he had picked up in the streets of Auckland, McCaffrey visited the Barrier Island and went ashore in the dingy.

They went to Taylor‘s residence and the old man came to the door. Penn asked him for a pound of butter, when McCaffrey said, “We have come to get Annie,” — who was about 20 years of age.

The girl heard them and got away through a back window.

When McCaffrey found the girl was not there he gave Taylor five minutes to live if she was not found.

Penn then got hold of Taylor and forced him to his knees and McCaffrey blew his brains out with a revolver.

They afterwards got on board their boat and put out to sea and hoisted a black flag.

After three months at sea they came in sight of land, which they thought was America, but which proved to be the Queensland coast.

They travelled along south until they came off Sydney Heads, which McCaffrey recognised.

They then turned and went back north, and when between Trial Bay and Crescent Head — near the Macleay — they went ashore in the dingy and made a camp.

They then scuttled the vessel, which sank.

A fortnight after a gale came up and parts of the vessel were washed ashore at Port Macquarie, and recognised as parts of the “Sovereign of the Seas,” in which the New Zealand murderers had escaped.

All the police along the coast were instructed to keep a sharp look out for the fugitives.

Shortly after landing, the men quarrelled over the girl and decided to fight a duel on the beach with revolvers.

This was prevented by the girl who threatened McCaffrey with a loaded gun. McCaffrey then left them.

He made a swag out of a black rug and rolled it collar fashion. He came to the Macleay Heads and got across to the Nambucca side and walked on towards the Bellingen Heads.

At Deep Creek a contractor, George Moore, gave him a job for two or three days to paint the bridge. He then continued on his way towards Bellingen Heads.

Constable MAY decided that his best chance of coming in contact with the man, if he was in his district, was to disguise himself as a swagman.

Consequently the third day after he had received his instructions to keep a look-out for the wanted men, he packed his swag on an old pony and started away.

He went through Fernmount and crossed the punt at South Arm.

He met several people whom he knew, but in his disguise they did not recognise him.

He went on towards Deep Creek, and about five miles along the road he met a man carrying a swag collar fashion over his left shoulder.

Sergeant MAY said good day to him, and the man replied and said, “Are you looking for work? There is none the way I came, and I wouldn’t advise you to go that way.”

The man had a close cropped beard and was apparently about 35 years of age, and also had his ears pierced. In the description given of him, McCaffrey was wearing gold earrings, and was stated to carry a loaded revolver.

When he said there was no work, Constable MAY said, “Well I’ll go back, I can get work cane cutting on the Clarence. McCaffrey answered, “That’s where I’m making for, we’ll go mates if you like.” They shook hands on it, and Constable MAY said, “Take your swag off, and I’ll tie it on the old pony’.’ He said, “No, I’ll carry it. It is not heavy.”

Constable MAY said, “Please yourself.”

They walked side by side, the Constable being careful not to mention New Zealand, for he knew the man carried a loaded revolver, and would use it on the slightest suspicion.

They came to the punt, a hand one worked by a boy named Box.

McCaffrey then, for the first time, took his swag off, laying it down at his feet.

When the punt was half way over Constable MAY said, “I am a Constable and I am looking for a man of your description. I want to search you.” He put his hands up, but no weapon could be found. The Constable then picked up the swag and a fully loaded revolver rolled out. It had been in the fold of the swag and McCaffrey had had his right hand on the trigger the whole time they had been together.

As soon as it rolled out Constable MAY grabbed it, and handcuffed him.

McCaffrey said to him, “Had I known you were a Constable I would have shot you like a dog. I had intended to shoot you coming along the road, but I did not think you had enough on you to make it worth while. I had intended to shoot the police down one after another rather than they would take me, and then shoot my self.”

Constable MAY said to him, “Where is your mate, Penn?” McCaffrey said, “Penn is dead and the girl too. They were drowned, but I swam ashore.”

This was the first the police knew of a girl being with them.

Shortly after Constable McLennan, at Trial Bay, was telling Dr. Casement of the capture of McCaffrey and that Penn, and a girl with him, had been drowned, when the Constable’s son said, “Oh, there’s a man and a girl living on the beach.”

McLennan went down. They admitted their identity, and he arrested them.

The trio were eventually remanded to Auckland, where the girl turned Queen’s evidence and was acquitted and McCaffrey and Penn found guilty and hanged.

No one in New Zealand could be found to hang the men, so the New South Wales hangman, Howard — known as “Nosey Bob” — went over and did the job.

The girl, Grace Graham, returned to Sydney where, known to the police as Zara White and many other aliases, she led a life of crime, dying about 8 years ago in Long Bay gaol.

After attaining the rank of Senior Constable, Mr. MAY retired from the force on account of an injury to the arm, and from 1880 to 1900 was a member of the Transit Commission in Sydney, and when their duties were taken over by the police, again joined the force as a traffic officer, being last attached to the No. 5 Newtown Station, finally retiring in 1912.

Mr. MAY has now reached the age of 79 years, yet is wonderfully active and retains the same keenness of memory that characterised him in the heyday of his life.

 

 

Constable May, with the Copeland Gold Escort at Gloucester, 1879.
Constable MAY, with the Copeland Gold Escort at Gloucester, 1879.

 

25 Oct 1929 – Reminiscences from Bygone Days. – Trove


 

Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 – 1939),

Monday 7 January 1935, page 2

MR. E. E. MAY.

Ex-Sergeant’s Death

Mr. Edwin Erskine MAY, retired police sergeant and father of Mr. E. A. MAY, S.M., ex-City Coroner, died on Saturday, aged 82.

He joined the police force at 21, and served in Sydney and at Dungog, Gloucester, Bulahdelah, Bellingen, and Macksville.

In 1885, when stationed at Bellingen ( then called Boat Harbour ) he arrested in one year three men charged with murder.

He was out of the force for eight years with a hand injury, but returned to spend 22 years in the traffic, police.

07 Jan 1935 – MR. E. E. MAY – Trove


 

Sydney Morning Herald

Monday 7 January 1935, page 5

MAY.— The Relatives and Friends of the late Mr. EDWIN ERSKINE MAY (late of N.S.W. Police), are kindly invited to attend his Funeral; to leave our Parlour, 262 Oxford-street, Woollahra, THIS ( Monday ) MORNING at 10.30, for Waverley Cemetery.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17121759


 

 

 

 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

 

Cal
30 June 2021


 

 

 




Scott Hermann McVICAR

Scott Hermann McVICAR

AKA  Scotty, Sloth,

Late of Bingara, NSW

Former Son-In-Law to Artie DOVER #  14576 & former partner to Artie Dovers daughter – Shelly ( previously of Cessnock Police Stn )

 

Service 1:  Goulburn Police Academy PREP Class # 270

 

New South Wales Police Force

Service 1 & 2:  Regd. #  31897

 

Rank: Service 1

Service 1:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Academy on 18 May 1997 ( aged 23 years, 9 months, 11 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed Friday 14 November 1997 ( aged 24 years, 3 months, 7 days )

Constable – appointed 14 November 1998

 

Stations: Service 1

Service 1: Kurringai LAC – Hornsby GDs, HWP – Scone ( from 15 September 2002 – 3 November 2002 ), Hunter Valley ( 4 November 2002 – 17 December 2005 ) , Lower Hunter LAC – Kurri Kurri & Cessnock GDs ( Team 4 ) ( 18 December 2005 – 17 September 2011 ) – ( left ‘the job’ – Resigned )

Service 1:  From 18 May 1997   to   17 September 2011  =  14+ years Service

After Resigning from the employ of NSWPF, Scott joined the mining industry as a ‘Fly In – Fly Out’ miner in Western Australia before rejoining the NSWPF as a Rejoinee.

 

 

 

Service 2 – REJOINEE:  NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  PREP Class #  “possibly” 324 – 328

Rank: Service 2

Service 2:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 24 October 2016

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank =  Senior Constable

 

Stations: Service 2

Service 2: North Shore – Harbourside LAC ( ProCst ), North Shore PAC – Hornsby ( 3 June 2018 – 17 December 2019 ), Central Hunter, Bingara ( 2 man station as Lock Up Keeper – New England Police District ( 18 December 2019 – 9 November 2020 ) Death

Service 2:  From ? September 2016   to   9 November 2020  =  4+ years Service

Total Service with NSWPF = 18+ years

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system – however

National Police Medal – granted on ? ? ?

National Police Service Medal – granted on ? ? ?

NSW Police Medal for Ethical & Diligent Police Service – granted on ? ? ?

1st Clasp to NSW Police Medal – granted on ? ? ?

Commanders Citation & Commanders Unit Citation granted 30 November 2020 ( Posthumously ) – Acts of Bravery re Arrest at North Shore Command

 

Born:  Tuesday  7 August 1973 – Royal Newcastle Hospital, NSW

Died on:  Monday  9 November 2020 

Age:  47 years, 3 months, 2 days

Cause:  Suicide – Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Event location: Bingara Police Station

Event date:  Monday  9 November 2020

 

Funeral date:  Monday  23 November 2020 @ 11am 

Funeral location*North Chapel, Newcastle Memorial Park, 176 Anderson Dve, Beresfield, NSW

*Due to the current Public Health restrictions, attendance at the funeral service is by personal invitation from the next of kin. No other persons are permitted on the grounds of the Memorial Park.

Registration will be required via name and email address after which an invitation to the streaming service will be received at the email address given.

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In an effort to include all that knew and loved Scotty, we would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the service via livestream on the day.

 

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Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( November 2020 )

Scott Hermann McVICAR

 

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

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Together again with his 18 year old son – Connor, who died on the 18 September 2018 in a motor vehicle accident.

May they both, forever, Rest In Peace together.


 

Our deepest condolences to daughter Bella, Scotts sisters – Natasha & Angela and the family and to Artie ( # 14576 ) and Shelly ( # ????? ).

 

Scott Hermann McVICAR, Scott McVICAR

Scott Hermann McVICAR, Scott McVICAR
Bugger !

Scott Hermann McVICAR, Scott McVICAR

Scott Hermann McVICAR, Scott McVICAR

Scott Hermann McVICAR, Scott McVICAR

Scott Hermann McVICAR, Scott McVICAR

Scott Hermann McVICAR, Scott McVICAR

 

Scott Hermann McVICAR. " A very proud dad. Love you " with Bella. 2018 Scott McVICAR & Bella McVICAR
” A very proud dad. Love you ” with Bella. 2018

 

Scott Hermann McVICAR

Scott Hermann McVICAR

Natasha Llewellyn, Bella McVicar and Angela McVicar


Troy Graham is with Carol Graham
He Loved his Family…….
He Loved his Mates ……
He Loved his Beer………
He Loved his Dragons…
He Loved his Fords……..
He Loved his Polo Shirts.
He was a man I loved and have known since the day he was born.
He loved my parents and both our parents have been best friends their whole life.
He was the Best Man at my wedding and no one EVER had a bad word to say about him.
He came to Woodberry at age 13 and was thrown in the second row in my footy team.
He was a tough man on the Rugby League field never EVER took a backward step and the complete gentleman off the field.
He won a grand final packing in the second row together with me.
He is my mate and will be forever.
He is Scott McVicar.
Rest In Peace my friend

Scott McVICAR ( Left ) with Tony GRAHAM ( Right )
Scott McVICAR ( Left ) with Tony GRAHAM ( Right )

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David Leslie JOACHIM

David Leslie JOACHIM

AKA  Jocho 

Late of  ?, Qld

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  158C

 

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst # 92095

Regd. #  17936

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Academy on 23 January 1978 ( aged 19 years, 8 months, 14 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 3 April 1978 ( aged 19 years, 9 months, 19 days )

Constable – appointed 3 April 1979

Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 April 1983  

Detective – appointed 9 July 1987

Senior Constable – appointed 3 April 1987  

Does NOT appear in the 1989 Stud Book

Final Rank =  Senior Constable

 

StationsPhillip St ( 4 Division )(ProCst )( 1978 – 1979 )( 2 yrs ), Burwood GDs ( 1980 ), Drummoyne GDs ( 1981 ), Burwood GDs ( March 1985 ), Five Dock ( 14 July 1985 ), Burwood Dets ( 9 Division )( 27 July 1987 – 25 November 1988 ) – Resignation

Service:  From 23 January 1978   to 25 November 1988  =  10 years, 9 months, 2 days Service

   *     *     *

 

After leaving NSWPF, moving to Sunshine Coast, Qld, Dave drove a truck until he joined the Queensland Police Force & Served until his retirement as a Senior Sergeant at Surfers Paradise, Qld.

Qld Police Academy –  Class #  ? ? ?

Queensland Police Force

Regd. #  11127

Rank:  Commenced Training at Qld Police Academy on 6 October 1997

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? 1998

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? 2001  

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? 2006

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? 2011

Final Rank =  Senior Sergeant

Stations:   16 years at Surfers Paradise ( Team 2 ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom 6 October 1997   to   13 December 2013  =  16 years, 2 months, 7 days Service

*     *     *

TOTAL POLICE SERVICE = 26 years, 11 months, 9 days Service

*     *     *

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system – however:

NSW Police Medal – granted June 2010

 

Born:  Sunday  15 June 1958 

Died on:  Thursday  17 September 2020 in Qld 

Age:  62 years, 3 months, 2 days 

Cause:  ( PSP ) – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy ( Similar to MND ), diagnosed in 2015.

He was in a nursing home for 12 months prior to his passing, in Qld.

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Thursday  24 September 2020

Funeral location:  White Lady Funerals, ?, ?, Qld

FUNERAL LIVE STREAM

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Funeral Parlour: ?TBA

Buried at: ?TBA

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( September 2020 )

 

 

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


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David L JOACHIM

David L JOACHIM

David L JOACHIM

Charlie DAGOSTINO, David JOACHIM & Laurie DRURY
Charlie DAGOSTINO, David JOACHIM & Laurie DRURY

 

David Joachim and Laurie Drury - May 2019
David Joachim and Laurie Drury – May 2019

 

<strong>Class 158C</strong> - Redfern Police Academy<br /> <strong>Back Row</strong>: R.S. HANSEN, T. HAYWARD, P.A. HARRIS, D.W. HODSON, ALLAN R. GROGAN, P.F.J. HERRING, K.R. HAIGH, MARTIN P. KILLEN # 17965 ( son of FRANK ), M.W. KEENE, P.J. HAYNE<br /> <strong>Middle Row</strong>: W.E. ( WAYNE ) JOHNSON, G.L. GRUMLEY, <strong><a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/owen-j-jennings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">OWEN I. JENNINGS</a></strong> ( RIP ), T.R. HILL, S.S. HORDEN, B.J. HAYLOCK, P.M. HOPPER, C.R. GREENTREE, J. JOBSON<br /> <strong>Front Row</strong>: P.R.( DUTCHY ) HOLLAND, <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/david-joachim/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>D.L. JOACHIM</strong></a>, R.C. HOWARD, T.R. HANSON, L.J. DAVEY, M. HUMPHRIES, L.I. JONES, A.J. HAMILTON, P.A. KENNEDY, Bruce J. GRIMALDI.
Class 158C – Redfern Police Academy
Back Row: R.S. HANSEN, T. HAYWARD, P.A. HARRIS, D.W. HODSON, ALLAN R. GROGAN, P.F.J. HERRING, K.R. HAIGH, MARTIN P. KILLEN # 17965 ( son of FRANK ), M.W. KEENE, P.J. HAYNE
Middle Row: W.E. ( WAYNE ) JOHNSON, G.L. GRUMLEY, OWEN I. JENNINGS ( RIP ), T.R. HILL, S.S. HORDEN, B.J. HAYLOCK, P.M. HOPPER, C.R. GREENTREE, J. JOBSON
Front Row: P.R.( DUTCHY ) HOLLAND, D.L. JOACHIM, R.C. HOWARD, T.R. HANSON, L.J. DAVEY, M. HUMPHRIES, L.I. JONES, A.J. HAMILTON, P.A. KENNEDY, Bruce J. GRIMALDI.

 

David JOACHIM

David JOACHIM

David JOACHIM

David L JOACHIM

 

David JOACHIM

 


 

R.I.P. David Leslie Joachim

15.06.1958 – 17.09.2020

Brother in Blue NSWPOL. 1978 – 1988

QLD Police. 1997 – 2013

On Thursday 24th September we said our farewell to the love of my life, my husband David – Dave, Jocho, loving father to Lauren and Yvette, with our immediate family and friends.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we could only have 50 people attend David’s service.

Our family and I would like to thank you all for the most beautiful and respectful messages we have received. We are overwhelmed by the love and support hundreds of friends and work colleagues have shown David and our family.

David had been very ill for many years. The early signs that David was unwell commenced in 2012 and in August 2015, David was diagnosed with Early Onset Frontal Temporal Dementia.

David’s health deteriorated where he was losing his motor skills, unable to see properly and kept having numerous falls.

Among many other symptoms, his ability to speak, eat, swallow and to walk deteriorated.

David had 167 consultations and follow up consultations over a 3 year period.

I took him to many different medical specialists and he also attended the Frontier Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney in order to properly diagnose him.

David had the most tenacious neurologist on the Gold Coast, Dr Arman Sabet who completed his studies in the U.S.

Dr Sabet kept stating David has a more specific disease because David was still very cognitive and still had an amazing long term memory which he did up until he passed. He did have difficulty with his short term memory. He knew what he wanted to say but his brain wouldn’t allow his thoughts to be transmitted through his speech.

After many tests and bloods sent overseas by Dr Sabet, David was fully diagnosed with PSP, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy which is somewhat similar to MND Motor Neuron Disease. PSP is also like a Parkinsonian disease.

David suffered a horrible and cruel 5 years and on the 17th September, David passed into God’s eternal care. No more torment. No more pain.

I know that you will all miss David as much as we miss him. We all have wonderful and funny stories to tell but that would take forever and I’m sure you will all share those stories and memories.

You all know David was a good, loyal, caring man, always had everyone’s back and you all hold him dearly to your hearts. Our lives will never be the same again.

There are too many people for our family to thank individually. We thank you all very much.

The last thing I would like to say is: If anyone becomes ill from Dementia, PSP, MND, Cancer or whatever terminal disease, please don’t be frightened to keep in contact or visit that person as that person is still the same person you all knew and loved.

That person also remembers you all and also loves you.

Keep safe and healthy our very dear friends, previous work colleagues and families.

Much love.

Helen xxoo

 


 

 




Michael ALLEN

Michael ALLEN

AKA Big Mick 

Late of  ?

This is a walk up start

 

This is going to be the making of you!

 

Service ( 1 )  NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  256 or 257?

Service ( 2 )  NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  DPP 1 ( CEP 98/2 )? or DPP 2 ( CEP 98/1 )?

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. # ( 1 ) ( 1992 – 1996 ) ?????

Re-joinee

Regd. # ( 2 )  ( 1998 – 2020 ) 33221

 

Rank ( 1 ):  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 25 October 1992 ( aged 26 years, 10 months & 12 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Stations: ( 1 ) Wetherill Park ( 34 Division )( 3 months ), Merrylands ( ? – 16 Nov 1996 ) ( 26 Division ) – Resignation

Service ( 1 )From 25 October 1992   to   16 November 1996 =  4+ years Service

***************

 

Rank ( 2 ):  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 27 July 1998 ( Aged 32 Years, 7 Months & 14 Days )

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank =  Detective Sergeant

 

Stations: ( 2 )  Quakers Hill ( GD’s & Dets ( SenCon 2002 ) ), Counter Terrorism Command ( 2004 –  2006 ), Mt Druitt LAC ( 27 division )( DetSgt )( 2006 – August 2010 ), The Hills PAC ( Police Area Command ) – Quakers Hill ( DetSgt – Investigations Manager ( 2013 )( August 2010 – 11 August 2020 ) 

( This Michael ALLEN did NOT work at Wagga Wagga )

Service ( 2 )From 27 July 1998    to   11 August 2020 22+ years Service

 

Total Service = 26+ years Service

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Awards:  National Medal – granted ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Medal – granted on ? ? ?

1st Clasp to New South Wales Police Medal – granted on ? ? ?

2nd Clasp to New South Wales Police Medal – granted on ? ? ?

National Police Service Medal – granted on ? ? ?

Unit Citation for Investigations into the Blue Mountains Bush Fires of 2013

 

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Born:  Monday  13 December 1965

Died on:  Tuesday  11 August 2020

Age:  54 years, 7 months, 29 days

Cause:  Cancer – ( type ? ) – diagnosed whilst Serving at The Hills PAC

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral dateThursday  20 August 2020 @ 11am

Funeral locationCastlebrook Memorial Park, Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill, NSW

This funeral was Live Streamed and is available upon request.

( Whilst all friends and former colleagues are invited to attend, due to current NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions, the maximum number of people allowed at a funeral or memorial service is 100 people. This number must also take into account that there should be no more than one person per 4 square metres of space within a venue. Additional mourners gathering outside the chapel may only do so with permission. )

Valedictory read by Supt. Jason JOYCE / JOICE

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: Cremated

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( August 2020 )

Michael ALLEN

 

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

MICHAEL MIGHT BE mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills


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Michael ALLEN

Michael ALLEN

Michael ALLEN

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Peter John WILLIAMS

Peter John WILLIAMS

AKA  ?

Late of WB Hospice, NSW

 

Service 1 – NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 136

Service 2 – NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class # ???

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ( 1 )  15996

Re-joinee – Regd. # ( 2 ) 34194

 

SERVICE 1

Service 1Regd # 15996 – Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on 13 August 1973 ( Aged 23 years, 2 months & 13 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 19 September 1973 ( Aged 23 years, 3 months & 18 days )

Constable – appointed 19 September 1974

Constable 1st Class – appointed 19 September 1978  

Does not appear in the 1988 or 1989 Stud Books

Service 1 – Final Rank =  Constable 1st Class

Service 1 – Stations: ?, Burwood GDs ( ProCst )( 9 Division ), Metropolitan Traffic Branch – State Traffic Control ( STP )( 1975 ), Five Dock ( 1976)( HWP ), Cessnock HWP – 1982 ( Resignation)

Service 1 – Service:  From 13 August 1973   to   8 September 1982  =   9 years & 26 days Service

 

SERVICE 2

Service 2Regd # 34194 – Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 1 July 1990 for Transit Police ( aged 40 years, 1 month old )

Special Constable – Transit Authority – Transit Officer ( 1 July 1990 – 1999 )

NSW Police Constable – appointed ? ? 1999

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Service 2 – Final Rank =  Senior Constable

Service 2 – Stations?, Transit Police ( 1990 – 1999 ), Lower Hunter – Maitland GDs ( 2000 ) – Retirement on 31 August 2007

Service 2 – Service:  From 1 July 1990   to   31 August 2007  =  17+ years Service

total of 25 years Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours although did receive:

NSW Police Service Medal – Awarded 10 September 2004

National Medal – Awarded ? ? 2006

1st Clasp to National Medal – Awarded ? ? 2007

1st Clasp to NSW Police Service – Awarded ? ? 2008

National Police Service Medal – Awarded ? June 2020

 

Born:  Thursday  1 June 1950

Died on:  Wednesday  22 July 2020

Age:  70 years, 1 month & 21 days

Cause:  Cancer – Liver ( diagnosed 2015 )

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Friday  31 July 2020 @ 10am 

Funeral locationJames Murrays Funerals, 27 Belford St, Broadmeadow, NSW

Peter John WILLIAMS – Order of Service

A copy of the Funeral video is available upon request 

( 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: James Murrays Funerals, 27 Belford St, Broadmeadow, NSW

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2020 )

 

Peter John WILLIAMS

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


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Peter John Williams
01/06/1950 – 22/07/2020

 

Peter John Williams passed away 22nd July 2020 in the arms of his loving wife Ann Maree (nee Battersby)
Father to Angela and Warren. Pop to Jesse and Christian.
Son in law to Betty.
Brother, brother in law to Steve and Maurene, Jim and Natalie Williams, Tim Battersby, John and Karen Day.
Friend of the Dinosaurs.
Special thanks to Doctor John Chandler for his care and kindness to Peter and Ann Maree.

We Remember – Peter Williams


 

Previous employment, prior to NSWPF was as a Blacksmith, Prisoner Officer, Bus conductor.


 

 

Class 136 - Redfern Police Academy - September 1973<br /> Image from Dennis Clarke
Class 136 – Redfern Police Academy – September 1973
Image from Dennis Clarke


 

 




Richard Tinto DAVIDSON

Richard Tinto DAVIDSON

Late of  Homebush, NSW

New South Wales Police Force

1st time NSW Police College – Penrith, Class # ??

2nd time NSW Police College – Penrith, Class # 4 or 5

Regd. #  4732

AND 

Regd. # 6228

Rank 1: ( 4732 ) Probationary Constable – appointed  5 November 1945 ( aged 25 years, 11 months & 19 days )

Rank 2: ( 6228 ) Probationary Constable – appointed  31 August 1948

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 October 1965

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 27 August 1975

Sergeant 1st Class – Retirement

Stations: ?, Gosford ( Sgt 1/c ), Bass Hill – Retirement

Service 1 ( 4732 )From  ? ? pre 5 November 1945?  to ? ? ?  = ? years Service

Service 2 ( 6228 )From  ? ? pre August 1948?  to  16 November 1979 = 31+ years Service

Awards:  Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct ( Imperial ) – Awarded on 27 July 1976 – Rescue from a crashed & burning car ( Sgt 1/c )

Born:  Monday  17 November 1919

Died on:  Tuesday  18 April 2017

Age:  97 years, 5 months & 1 day

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:  Wednesday  26 April 2017 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  Sacred Heart Chapel, Barnet Ave, Rookwood Catholic Cemetery

Buried at:  Rookwood.  Lawn Grave, St Francis Grave  432

Buried with Reubena Peace DAVIDSON – buried 9 September 2009 aged 90

GPS:  -33.881046  151.059599

Courtenay Ave, Rookwood Cemetery

Grave:

Richard Tinto DAVIDSON & his wife - Reubena Peace DAVIDSON
Richard Tinto DAVIDSON & his wife – Reubena Peace DAVIDSON

 Memorial located at?

 

 

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

 


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DAVIDSON, Richard Tinto
Passed away peacefully on 18 April 2017, aged 97 years.
Late of Homebush.
Beloved husband of Peace Reubena (deceased).
Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Ross and Mersina, Grieg and Annette, Bruce and Christine, Brett and Lesley.
Dear Pa to Scott, Joshua, Matthew, Gemma, Kate, Sophie, Blake, Leah, Chelcy and Eleace.
Great-grandpa to Noah, Calais and Layla.
Family and friends of RICHARD are invited to attend his funeral service to be held at 10.30am, Wednesday 26 April 2017 at Sacred Heart Chapel, Barnet Avenue, Rookwood Cemetery.
Following the chapel service the cortege will proceed to the St Francis of Assisi Lawn for burial.
9787 4677 Member FDA of NSW
www.elitefunerals.com.au

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 19 March 1976 (No.39), page 1231

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1919

Shire of Gosford.—Appointment of Member of Parking Advisory Committee

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council and in pursuance of section 270d of the Local Government Act, 1919, has been pleased to approve the appointment of Sergeant 1st Class Richard Tinto Davidson, vice Sergeant 1st Class Laurence Kotze, transferred. (P.A.C. 1019)

JOHN B. FULLER,

Minister for Planning and Environment. New South Wales Planning and Environment Commission,

Sydney, 19th March, 1976. (7011)

19 Mar 1976 – LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1919 – Trove


SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE,  page 10279

27™ JULY 1976

Richard Tinto DAVIDSON, ( # 4732 & 6228 ) Sergeant First Class, New South Wales Police Force.

Norman William RUSSELL, ( # 15786 ) Constable, New South Wales Police Force.

For services leading to the rescue of an injured woman from the blazing wreckage of a damaged car.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/46973/supplement/10279/data.pdf





Henry TUBMAN

Henry TUBMAN

Late of ‘Avoca’, 103 Arthur St, North Sydney, NSW

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ‘P251

For the purposes of this website ‘P‘ = represents those Police joining Pre 1 March 1862 when NSWPF “Officially” commenced.

 

ServiceIrish Constabulary ( from 1 March 1841 – 24 December 1845, Resigned ) = 4+ years Service,

English Constabulary ( London Police from 11 May 1846? ) = 7+ years Service

 

Emigrated to Australia, aboard the ship Bangalore, in 1854 aged 32, arriving 13 January 1855 at Port Jackson, NSW.

 

NSW Police Ranks – Service 1:  13 January 1855Constable

? February 1855Sergeant

? ? 1857 – acting Inspector

Resigned 11 May 1857 = 2+ years Service

 

Service 1: NSW Police Force ( Colonial Constabulary 13 January 185511 May 1857 ) Sydney, Penrith ( for 6 – 7 years ), City Police ( Sydney )

 

NSW Police Ranks = Service 2: ? – 1882 Sergeant

Service 2: ( Rejoinee – NSWPF ) – ( 4 October 1859 – May 1882 )?, Sgt – Summons Room of Water Police Court, Sydney – Retirement = 13 years Service

‘the below article, dated 2 May 1882, states he rejoined the NSW Police on 4 October 1869 but NSW State Archives has him joining on 4 October 1859 ( 10 years earlier & being born in 1822, not 1823 )

Total of 37+ years Service

 

Awards?

 

Born? ? 1822, Arnay, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland

Died on:  Saturday  17 March 1900 at his residence ‘Avoca’, 103 Arthur St, Nth Sydney

Cause:  Illness – ?

Age:  77

 

Funeral date:  Monday  19 March 1900 @ 3pm

Funeral locationhis residence ‘Avoca’, 103 Arthur St, Nth Sydney, NSW

Buried at:  Gore Hill Cemetery, Pacific Hwy, St Leonards, NSW

Grave locationMethodist 1,Path 2, Row A, Plot 148

Grave GPS151.187946  -33.822353

 

Henry TUBMAN, Henry TUBMAN - grave
Inscription
Location of grave but no tombstone visible
Additional Information from Gore Hill Cemetery Graves Index:
Tubman, Henry – Age 77, buried 19/03/1900. Other notes: North Sydney.
Tubman, Faith – Age 77, buried 11/11/1926. Other notes: [none]
Welsman, Clifford Robert Henry – Age 18, buried 21/06/1941. Other notes: 67 Dalton Street Mosman.
Welsman, Stephen – Age 55, buried 08/11/1943. Other notes: (Ashes). 67 Dalton Road Mosman.
Welsman, Ethel Frances – Age 73, buried 24/11/1964. Other notes: (ashes). 251 Ben Boyd Road Neutral Bay.

Memorial at?

 

 

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

 

 


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The Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday  8 January 1880   p 10 of 10

THE FRIENDS of Sergeant TUBMAN are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved WIFE, to move from his residence, 111 Prince-street, a quarter to 2 p.m., THIS DAY, the 8th instant, for the Necropolis.

THE FRIENDS of Mr. HENRY TUBMAN, Sergeant of the Sydney Police, are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased WIFE, Maria Anne Tubman; to move from his residence, No. 111 Prince-street, THIS (Thursday)  AFTERNOON, at a quarter before 2 o’clock, for the Necropolis.

J. and G. SHYING and CO., Undertakers, 719, George-street S.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13447889?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=l-decade=188|||sortby=dateAsc#pstart1428677

 

NSW BDM = 32/1880

NSW BDM = 3317/1900


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Tuesday  2 May 1882   p 7 of 10

POLICE VETERANS

We learn that Sergeant Henry Tubman, of the City Police Force, is about to retire upon an allowance granted under the provisions of the superannuation Act. It is probably that there are few persons who have had so much experience of the police force, and fewer still who as policemen have been witness of so many stirring events as has Sergeant Tubman. That officer has worn the uniform of a protector of life and property for more than 39 years.

During that period he has served in the Irish, the English, and the colonial constabulary, and been a witness of some of the scenes of strife engendered in Ireland by the agitation for the repeal of the Union, a spectator when O’Connell addressed an assemblage of 150,000 people, one who was armed with a sawback cutlass at the time of the Chartist riots, and a witness of the opening of the first International Exhibition in London in 1851.

Sergeant Tubman joined the Irish constabulary as a constable on the 1st March, 1841, and was first called upon to do duty at proceedings in connection with a general election held at Erldunda. The election lasted three days, and as the question of the repeal of the Union was agitating the people’s minds there was a considerable amount of excitement attended by riotous proceedings.

Constable Tubman resigned on the 24th December, 1845, and joined the London police force on the 11th May of the following year. He was amongst those who had to do duty during the period that the Chartists gave so much trouble. As it was thought that the Chartists contemplated a wholesale slaughter of the police force, the constables were armed with sawback cutlasses, and were employed on duty in pairs.

In the year 1854 some difficulty was experienced in Sydney in retaining constables, owing to the attractions which the newly discovered goldfields then presented. The local Government sent to England for a number of men, who had had previous experience as constables, and against whom there were to be no marks for  drunkenness. It was also stipulated that any men to be sent to the colony must have borne an excellent character.

Forty-six men were selected, amongst whom was 32 year old Constable Tubman. They came to Sydney by the ship Bangalore, which arrived in Port Jackson on the 13th January, 1855. Three weeks after his arrival Mr. Tubman was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and two years later he was raised to the rank of acting inspector.

Mr. Tubman retired from the force by resignation on the 11th May, 1857, but he rejoined on the 4th October, 1869. For the last five or six years he has hold the position of sergeant in charge of the summons room of the Water Police Court, where his courteous demeanour has secured him many friends.

Sergeant Tubman, who ¡s now upwards of 60 years of age, retires on an allowance of 5s. 10d. per day, which is equal to two-thirds the amount of his daily pay.

We understand that provision has also been made for the immediate retirement of’ Senior-constable John Carton, the trooper who has been stationed at Manly Beach for the last 15 or 16 years.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13510340?searchTerm=%22john%20carton%22&searchLimits=l-decade=188#pstart1419185


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Wednesday  23 August 1882   p 1 of 14

BOROUGH COUNCIL NOTICES        

BOROUGHS OF EAST ST. LEONARDS AND VICTORIA.

NOTICE is hereby given that Mr Henry Tubman has been elected in the office of Inspector of Nuisances for Borough.

Geo. L. Coleman

Council Clerk.

21st August 1882

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13519054?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=l-decade=188|||sortby=dateAsc#pstart1418149


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday  24 March 1884   p 3 of 12

BOROUGH OF EAST ST. LEONARDS.  

Persons depositing rubbish in the streets or lanes will be prosecuted.

HENRY TUBMAN,

Inspector of Nuisances.

Council-chambers, March 21, 1884

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13548867?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=l-decade=188|||sortby=dateAsc#pstart1413014


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Wednesday  1 July 1885   p 6 of 16

At the ST. LEONARDS POLICE COURT, yesterday, before Mr. G. W. F. Addison, S.M., J. O. Phillips, summoned by the Inspector of Nuisances for the Borough of St. Leonards, for using on his premises nightsoil brought from elsewhere without permission, was fined 40s., and complainant’s costs £1 11s. 6d., levy and distress, or 14days.

John McClinchy, summoned by Henry Tubman, Inspector of Nuisances for the Borough of Victoria, for obstructing him when acting under the authority of the Nuisances Prevention Act, was fined £3, and costs 7s., levy and distress, or one month.

Anton Ham was ordered to pay 10s. per week for 12 months towards the support of his wife, the first payment to be made at St. Leonards police station on Monday next, with 5s. 10d. costs.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28362850?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=l-decade=188|||sortby=dateAsc#pstart1406690


 

Globe ( Sydney )

Saturday  10 April 1886   p 4 of 8

Mr. Henry Tubman, late Inspector of Nuisances to the Borough of East St. Leonards, has been re-appointed, out of 120 applicants to the position, at a salary of £150 per annum. He was inspector to that borough, and also to the borough of Victoria, at each place receiving a salary of £80 per annum. He will, of course, resign his position at Victoria.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/102553370?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=l-decade=188|||sortby=dateAsc#pstart10381323


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday  19 March 1900   p 1 of 10

TUBMAN. — March 17, at his residence, Avoca, 103 Arthur-street, North Sydney, Henry Tubman,   ex-sergeant of police, aged 77 years.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14300564?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc|||l-decade=190#pstart1350939


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday  19 March 1900   p 10 of 10

TUBMAN.—The Friends of Sergeant JOHN THOMPSON are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his late FATHER-IN-LAW, Henry Tubman, ex-Sergeant of Police ; to leave his late residence, 103 Arthur-street, North Sydney, at 3 p.m. THIS DAY, for Gore Hill Cemetery.

TUBMAN.— The Friends of the late Mr. HENRY TUBMAN, ex-Sergeant of Police, are kindly invited to attend his Funeral ; to move from Avoca, 103 Arthur- street, North Sydney, THIS MONDAY, at 3 o’clock, for the Gore Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. P. KIRBY and SON,

Undertakers,

7 Elizabeth-st., and 113 Miller-st., N. Syd. Tel., 875.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14300601?searchTerm=&searchLimits=l-publictag=Mrs+Hugh+GORDON#pstart1350948


 

Evening News ( Sydney )

Tuesday  20 March 1900  p 4 of 8

An ex-senior sergeant of police and a pensioner in the person of Mr. Henry Tubman died at his residence, Arthur-street, North Sydney, on Saturday last.

The deceased, who was well advanced in years, had seen considerable service in the force. There was a large attendance of police officers at the funeral on Monday, the Police Band being also present.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/117038326?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc|||l-decade=190#pstart12085045


 

Albury Banner & Wodonga Express ( NSW )

Friday  23 March 1900  p 40 of 40

TUBMAN — At his residence, ‘ Avoca,’ Arthur street, North Sydney, Henry Tubman, ex Senior-sergeant of Police, aged 77 years.     Dearly beloved father of Mrs A. H. McEachern, of David street, Albury.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/99848366?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc|||l-decade=190#pstart10846676

 

 


 

Albury Banner & Wodonga Express ( NSW )

Friday  30 March 1900  p 24 of 40

THE LATE SENIOR-SERGEANT TUBMAN.

The subject of the appended paragraph from Sydney paper was the ‘father-in-law of Mr. A H. McEachern, of Albury ; — Henry Tubman, an ex-police sergeant, died on Saturday at North Sydney at the age of 77 years. The deceased appears to have been ill for a considerable time, and had had consequently a protracted confinement to his house. A few years ago Mr. Tubman filled the office of inspector of nuisances to the East St. Leonards Council, and about the period of the amalgamation of the Council he was one of the unsuccessful candidates.

The funeral on Monday was attended by several members of the local police force.

Tubman joined the Royal Irish Constabulary when 18 years of age, thence he passed to the London Police. In 1854, the Government of New South Wales called for volunteers from the London Police, and Tubman was one of those accepted. He came here in the ship ‘ Bungalore,’ in company with the present Superintendent Reid.

Being a steady and zealous officer, he rose in the force, and became inspector about the year 1856. He was transferred to Penrith, and after six or seven years’ service, returned to Sydney until May, 1882, when he retired on a pension.

The deceased was a native of Arnay, County Fermanagh, Ireland.

He leaves a widow and four children.

  • “He leaves behind a widow & 4 children”.  This shows that me ‘may have’ remarried after the death of his wife, Maria Anne Tubman, in January 1880, whilst living at 111 Prince St.
    The ‘second wife’ may ‘possibly be’  Faith TUBMAN who either died on, or was buried on, the 11 November 1926 in a grave next to Henry.  Methodist 1, A, 149 of Gore Hill Cemetery, NSW.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/99855227?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc|||l-decade=190#pstart10846700


 

The Methodist ( Sydney )

Saturday  28 April 1900   p 4 of 12

Obituary.

The St. Leonards circuit has recently lost by death two of its most venerable church members. The first to lay down the burden of life was Mr. Thomas Swinger, ……….

The next to be removed Henry Tubman, from the Church Militant to the Church Triumphant, was Mr. Henry Tubman, one of the oldest members of the St. Leonards Church, and a trustee for the Parraween property. He died at his residence in Arthur Street, North Sydney, on Wednesday, 17th. March, in his 78th. year, and his body was laid in the grave in the beautiful cemetery at Gore Hill, on Monday, 19th. ultimo.

For six long months he was afflicted, but his fortitude and submission to the Divine will were unfailing. He loved prayer, reading of the Scriptures, and the visits of Christian friends. In the last hours of his life he suffered greatly, death was hard work to him physically but his faith did not fail him. His lips were often seen to move in prayer, and the Lord in whom he trusted fulfilled his promise and did not leave nor forsake him in his mortal struggle.

Mr. Tubman was a retired sergeant of the Police Force of the Colony, having joined it upwards of 40 years ago, and was at one time a well known member of our church in the Bourke Street and York Street circuits. He had resided at St. Leonards for the past 18 years.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Tuesday  3 April 1900   p 1 of 10

In THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES – Probate Jurisdiction. – In the Will of HENRY TUBMAN, late of North Sidney, in the colony of New South Wales, Gentleman, deceased.- Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Probate of the late Will of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to FAITH TUBMAN and HUGH ABERCROMBIE, the Executor named in the said Will, and all notices may be served at the office of the undersigned.

THOMAS J. DICKSON, Proctor for the Applicants,

127 King-street, Sydney.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday  16 March 1901   p 1 of 18

In Memoriam.  

TUBMAN.-In loving remembrance of our dear husband and father, Henry Tubman, who died 17th March, 1900, at his residence, 103 Arthur-street, North Sydney. Inserted by his affectionate wife and children.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Tuesday  17 March 1903   p 6 of 10

In Memoriam.  

TUBMAN.—In loving remembrance of our dear husband and father, Henry Tubman, who died March 17, 1900. Inserted by his affectionate wife and children.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday  18 March 1901   p 10 of 20

In Memoriam.  

TUBMAN- In affectionate remembrance of our dear husband and father Henry Tubman, died 17th March, 1900. Inserted by his affectionate wife and children.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday  16 March 1907   p 12 of 24

In Memoriam.  

TUBMAN.-In loving memory of our dear husband and father, Henry Tubman. who died March 17. 1900, at North Sydney. Inserted by his affectionate wife and children.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14833501?searchTerm=%22henry%20tubman%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc|||l-decade=190#pstart1319617

 


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday  1 April 1909   p 6 of 12

McEACHERN.— March 22, 1909, at Manly, of Bright’s disease, Rebecca Emily Estella, dearly loved third daughter of Archibald H. and Rebecca McEachern, of Albury, and granddaughter of the late Henry Tubman, Esq, of North Sydney, aged 23 years.

( Interred at Rookwood. )

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NSW BDM Death Ref:  3317/1900  Died at St Leonards.


 

 




Raymond Stanley BELL

Raymond Stanley BELL

aka  Ray

( late of Glenreagh )

New South Wales Police Force

Probationary Constable # 92015

Regd. # 18004 – disengaged 18 August 1992 as a Senior Constable

Commenced with Redfern Police Academy Class # 158

 

Service 1:  From  3 April 1978  to  18 August 1992  =  14 years, 6 months, 26 days Service

RankCommenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 23 January 1978 ( aged 25 years, 2 months, 27 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 3 April 1978 ( aged 25 years, 5 months, 7 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 April 1983

Senior Constable – appointed 3 April 1987

Final Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations?,


Rejoinee

Regd # 28911 – retirement

Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on ? ? 1995

 

Service 2From:   25 September 1995  to  13 October 2011  = 15+ years Service

Rank:  Commenced Training ‘ possibly ‘ with Goulburn Police Academy Class # 261 or 262 ( aged 42 years, 10 months, 29 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Inspector – appointed ? ? ?

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank:  Chief Inspector – retirement

 

Stations?,  Green Valley ( 22 Division )( Chief Inspector ), Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour / Clarence LAC ( Duty Officer )

Total Years Service ( Service 1 & 2 )  30 years

Age at Retirement:  63 years, 2 months

Time in Retirement:  4 years, 2 months, 14 days


 

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 30 August 2000

 

Born:  Monday  27 October 1952

Died on:  Saturday  9 January 2016 during the morning

Cause:  ?

Age:  63 years, 2 months,

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday  13 January 2016 @ 10am

Funeral location: Chapel of Hogbin Drive Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW

 

Buried at:  Cremated

 Memorial at?

Raymond Stanley BELL - NSWPF - Died 9 Jan 2016

 

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

 


FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

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BELL, Raymond Stanley `Ray’

9th January 2016, peacefully at Coffs Harbour Health Campus, late of Glenreagh.

Dearly beloved husband of Glenice,

loving father & father-in-law of Melissa & Matthew Zielinski, Reannan & Steve Loughlin,

loving Poppy of Ryan, Luke, Sunny & Cooper,

dear brother & brother-in-law and

uncle of his nieces & nephews.

 

Aged 63 Years

 

“Sadly missed”

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ray’s Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel of Hogbin Drive Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour TODAY, Wednesday 13th January 2016 commencing at 10.00 am.

 

All retired and serving Police Personnel are kindly invited to attend.

Friends are invited to join the family in the Garden Lounge for light refreshments following the Service.

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John Henry WALTON

John Henry WALTON

( late of Westleigh, NSW )

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern Academy – Class  084A

New South Wales Police Force

Regd #  9727

Joined NSW Police Force via the NSW Police Cadet system on 7 July 1958 but appears to have resigned on 7 July 1958 before re-joining around 1960.

Cadet # 1451

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced Monday 7 July 1958 until 7 July 1958.

Probationary Constable – appointed 15 August 1960

Constable – appointed 15 August 1961

Constable 1st Class – appointed  15 August 1966

Detective – appointed 22 March 1968

Detective Senior Constable – appointed 15 August 1970

Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 28 April 1976

Final Rank:  Detective Sergeant 3rd Class

Stations:  Police Training Centre ( 150860 – Trainee ), Regent St ( 2 Division GDs from 190960 ), Regent St ( Traffic – Probation from 030161 ), Regent St ( Traffic – Permanent from 030261 ), Wagga Wagga ( transfer cancelled ), Canowindra ( GDs from 080563 ), 11 Division ( GDs from 101163 ), Vice Squad – H.Q. ( from 220365 ), Darlinghurst ( 3 Division – Vice Squad from 251065 ), Liverpool ( 22 Division – C.I. Duties from 280966 ), 9 Division ( C.I. Duties from 250869 ), C.I.B. – Special Crime Squad ( from 260273 ), C.I.B. – Armed Hold-up Squad to death

Service:  From 7 July 1958 to 7 July 1958.

Pre August 1960  to 23 June 1978 = 18+ years Service

Awards:  No Find in Australian Honours

Born:  Sunday  22 June 1941

Died on:  Friday  23 June 1978 ( day after his 37th birthday )

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – passenger

Event location:  Carlingford Rd & Glenview Parade, Carlingford

Age: 37 yrs  1 day

Funeral date:  Tuesday  27 June 1978

Funeral location: Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Delhi & Plassey Rd, Macquarie Park, NSW

Buried at: RC Lawn, Block 12 / 0445

GPS:  Lat: -33.790614478   Long:  151.142994

INSCRIPTION: In loving Memory of John WALTON Died 23rd June 1978 Aged 37 years Beloved husband of Christine and father of Karen and Greg. and his beloved wife Christine Walton Died 24th March 1981 Lovingly remembered by the children

Grave Location

 

John Henry WALTON National Touch Plate, Canberra
John Henry WALTON
National Touch Plate, Canberra

JOHN IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

About 2.45am on 23 June, 1978 Sergeant Walton was a passenger in a police vehicle travelling along Carlingford Road, Carlingford. A vehicle approaching in the opposite direction drove onto the incorrect side of the roadway, forcing the police vehicle off the road where it collided with a parked horse float which was parked, without lights, on the southern side of Carlingford Rd at the intersection of Glenview Parade. Detective Sergeant Walton was killed instantly.  Extensive inquiries made to locate the driver of the unknown vehicle responsible for this accident have to date proved unsuccessful.

 

The sergeant was born in 1941 and joined the New South Wales Police Force, as a Cadet, on 7 July 1958. At the time of his death he was attached to the Armed Hold-up Squad.

 

Beyond Courage


 

Prior to joining the NSWPF, John was a Junior Clerk for 10 months then joined the NSWPF Cadet system from the 7 July 1958 and finished on the 17 August 1958 for reasons unknown to me.

He then appears to have been a General Hand for 4 months and then a Clerk for 18 months before coming back to the NSWPF – Attesting as a Probationary Constable on the 15 August 1960.  His re-join date is also unknown to me.

He was 5′ 11″ tall, 12 stone 12 lb in weight with Hazel eyes, brown hair and of a medium build.  He was born in Young, NSW and was single at the time of joining but married on 23 November 1963.  He obtained his School Intermediate Certificate.

He obtained an 82.5% at completion of Training Class 84A and he had a 23 w.p.m. rate of typing – on the 4 April 1961

He also completed a three day course in Civil Defence in 1961.

He passed his Constable 1st Class exams on the 22 September 1964.

He failed his first attempt at the Sgt 3/c exams on 18 May 1973 but passed on the 16 May 1974.

He passed the Detective qualification course on 25 October 1967 and was designated a Detective on the 22 March 1968.

On the 14 November 1977 he was ” Commended for the good policemanship, excellent teamwork and devotion to duty he displayed as one of the Police responsible for the prompt arrest of Phillip WESTERN, Michael STOGIO, Lawrence JOHNSON and Robert PATTEN for the armed hold-up of the Randwick Branch of the Bank of New South Wales on 29 December 1975. 

During committal proceeding at the Central Court of Petty Sessions on 28 April 1976 the Chief Stipendiary Magistrate, Mr. Farquhar, complimented him, along with all Police connected with the case while His Honour, Judge Muir, in passing sentence on the offenders made favourable comment regarding the briefs prepared by Police for the trial.

Mervyn T Wood – Commissioner

 


 

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Saturday 24 June 1978, page 3

IN BRIEF

Fatal crash

SYDNEY: Detective Sergeant John Henry Walton, 37, was killed and Detective Senior Constable John O’Hagan, 33, was seriously injured when a police car driven by Detective O’Hagan ran into a horse-float in Epping early yesterday.

24 Jun 1978 – IN BRIEF Bicentenary planning to begin soon – Trove