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Susan Mary WILLIAMSON

Susan Mary WILLIAMSON 

AKA Sue WILLIAMSON  

* Nickname:  ?

Late of  ? 

Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?

 

Service 01:  NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  145

 

New South Wales Police Force

P/W 0218  ( Sue retained this number during both employments )   

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Tuesday 5 November 1974 ( aged 21 years, 5 months, 21 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 16 December 1974 ( aged 21 years, 7 months, 1 day )

Constable – appointed 16 December 1975

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 16 December 1983

 

Final Rank: =  Senior Constable

 

StationsDarlinghurst ( 3 Division ),  Parkes ( 1980s ), Police Academy – Redfern ( 1980s )( Cst 1/c ), Hurstville ( 31 Division ), Regent St ( 2 Division )( 1986 ), ?

 

Susan Mary WILLIAMSON, Susan WILLIAMSON, Sue WILLIAMSON Female Officer Sue Williamson conducting traffic duty with some young children back in 1978.
Female Officer Sue Williamson conducting traffic duty with some young children back in 1978.

Service 01: From   5 November 1974   to   30 October 1995 = 20 years, 11 months, 25 days Service

 

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Service 02:  NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  ???

New South Wales Police Force

Service 02: From  26 June 2000   to   22 November 2012 12 years, 4 months, 27 days  Service

Total Years of Service:  33 years, 4 months, 22 days

Stations: Bega – Retirement

Retirement / Leaving age: =  59 years, 6 months, 7 days ( after Service 02 )

Time in Retirement from Police:  10 years, 7 months, 11 days ( after Service 02 )

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 15 November 1991 ( Sgt )

Susan Mary WILLIAMSON, Susan WILLIAMSON, Sue WILLIAMSON

 

 Born:  Friday 15 May 1953

Died on:  Monday 3 July 2023

Age:  70 years, 1 month, 18 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Cancer ( type = ? ), Cushing disease leading to a tumour

Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?

 

Funeral date? June 2023 – No Official Funeral to be held.

Sue will be Cremated and her Ashes will eventually be scattered in Eden, NSW.

Funeral location?

LIVE STREAM    ?

 

 

Wake location???

Wake date???

 

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

 

Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2023 )

 

 

SUE 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.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

May they forever Rest In Peace

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Class 145 names

 

Redfern Police No. 7 & 2 Divisions & Sth Sydney PAC Wayne Robert Baxter · · 1986 NSW Police Games Narrabeen Fitness Centre Redfern Police Women’s Touch Football. Back row: Sue Williamson (2 Division), Tony Gleeson (1 Division), Chris Sullivan (2 Division), Wayne Baxter (2 Division), Narelle Benson. Middle row: Cheryl Goddard (Regent St), Lyn Russo (A Distinct Beats), John McCusker (2 Division), Dick Yannakis (2 Division). Front row: Carolyn Stewart (Regent St), Joanne Andrews (2 Division), Jenny Muldoon (Punchbowl), Kelly O’Grady (2 Division).

1986
NSW Police Games
Narrabeen Fitness Centre
Redfern Police Women’s Touch Football.
Back row: Sue Williamson (2 Division), Tony Gleeson (1 Division), Chris Sullivan (2 Division), Wayne Baxter (2 Division), Narelle Benson.
Middle row: Cheryl Goddard (Regent St), Lyn Russo (A Distinct Beats), John McCusker (2 Division), Dick Yannakis (2 Division).
Front row: Carolyn Stewart (Regent St), Joanne Andrews (2 Division), Jenny Muldoon (Punchbowl), Kelly O’Grady (2 Division).

 


 

* Story behind any Nickname:


 

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.

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Cal
6 July 2023


 

 




Vince FUSCA

Vince FUSCA 

AKA  Vinny FUSCA, Vinnie FUSCA   

Late of Castle Hill, NSW  

 

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:    ?

 

New South Wales Police Force

Rejoinee

 

Service 1:   NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class # 205

Regd. #  21606

Uniform # 9862

 

Service 1 Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday ? August 1984 ( aged 22 years, 4 months ) 

Probationary Constable- appointed 26 October 1984 ( aged 22 years, 6 months, 27 days )

Constable – appointed 26 October 1985

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Service 1 Final Rank: =  ?

 

Service 1 Stations?,

  

Service 1: From  ? August 1984   to   ? ? 1994  10+/- years Service

 

Service 1 Retirement / Leaving age:?

Service 1 Time in Retirement from Police?

Vince FUSCA, Vinnie FUSCA, Vinny FUSCA

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Service 2:  NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class # “possibly” 264

As a Rejoinee – he may have only done 1 month at the Academy before being Attested again.

 

Regd. #  28933

 

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

Probationary Constable- appointed 17 June 1996 ( aged 34 years, 2 months, 19 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

 

Service 2 Final Rank: = Sergeant

 

Service 2 Stations?, Castle Hill ( Sgt ), ?, Cabramatta ( 34 Division )( 2000 – 5 March 2009) – Retirement

 

Service 2: From  ? ? 1996?   to 5 March 2009 = 13 years, 10 months, 24 days Service

 

Service 2 Retirement / Leaving age: = 46 years, 11 months, 4 days

Service 2 Time in Retirement from Police?

 

TOTAL TIME IN NSW POLICE FORCE = 23 years

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born:  Thursday 29 March 1962

Died on:   Sunday 29 January 2023

Age:  60 years, 10 months, 0 day

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Cancer ( type = ? )( Only diagnosed in December 2022 )

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Tuesday 7 February 2023 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Diana Ave, Kellyville, NSW

An Official Police Guard of Honour will be in attendance from The Hills PAC.

LIVE STREAM    ?

 

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location???

any 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: Castle Hill Cemetery, Gilbert Rd, Castle Hills, NSW

Grave Location:  Plot:  ?   Section:   ?

Grave GPS?, ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2023 )

 

 

  VINCE 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.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

May they forever Rest In Peace

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Deepest condolences to Vince’s wife – Tania and their children – Georgia Dylan.

May Vince Forever Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

Vince FUSCA, Vinnie FUSCA, Vinny FUSCA

 

Vince FUSCA, Vinnie FUSCA, Vinny FUSCA
2020

 

Vince FUSCA, Vinnie FUSCA, Vinny FUSCA
2018

 


 

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.

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Cal
31 January 2023


 

 




David Woods RICHES

David Woods RICHES

AKA  Richie, Richo

Late of Lachlan St, Cowra, NSW

 

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:  John James RICHES, NSWPF # 7888 ( from 1878 ) ?

Daryl RICHES, NSWPF # 22993 ?

David W. RICHES, NSWPF # 28987 ?

Graham RICHES, NSWPF # 43340  ?

 

New South Wales Police Force

Employment ONE

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  180

Regd. # 20141

Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 11 January 1982 ( aged 21 years, 6 months, 5 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 2 April 1982 ( aged 21 years, 8 months, 27 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 2 April 1987

Detective – appointed? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Final Rank: = Senior Constable 

 

StationsCentral ( 1 Division )( 1980s ), Batlow ( 1986 ), Orange GDs – Beats ( 1990s ), 

Resigned in Orange as he wanted to look after his very young children and couldn’t accomplish this on Shift work.

Service ONE: From  ? ? pre April 1982   to   ? ? 1996  =  13+ years Service

 


 

Employment TWO:

Went straight back into Policing –

Rejoinee Regd. # 28987 

 

Rank:  Return straight to Policing as Rejoinee

Probationary Constable- appointed Sunday 21 September 1997 ( aged 37 years, 2 months, 15 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Final Rank: = Senior Constable 

 

Stations:  Campbelltown ( 35 Division ), Wollongong GDs ( 82 Division )( 1990s ), Wollongong Police Prosecutors, Wollongong GDs, Wollongong Police Prosecutors ( 2nd stint ), Cowra GDs – Retired HOD

 

Service TWO: From  ? ? pre Pre September 1997   to   ? ? 2006 HOD  =  8+ years Service

Total YEARS Service = 21+ years Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born:  Wednesday 6 July 1960

Died on:  Sunday 4 December 2022 surrounded by his wife and family.

Age:  62 years, 4 months, 28 days

Organ Donor:  NO 

 

Cause: Cancer ( type ? ) Initiated by Melanoma.

Event location:   ?, Cowra, NSW 

Event date: diagnosed about 2020

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday 7 December 2022

Funeral location:  Woodstock Cemetery, NSW

No public funeral – as per Dave’s request 

LIVE STREAM  NO

 

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Wake location???

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: Philpott Funerals – www.philpottfunerals.com.au

Buried at:  Cremated

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2022 )

 

 

  DAVID 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.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

May they forever Rest In Peace

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Australian Police YouTube Channel


 

Deepest condolences to his wife, Melissa, and family – Hayley, Stuart, Nesrin, Clover, Lachlan, Kemp, Talan, Bronte, Charlee and Rosie.

Dave was a bloody funny and good cop and Prosecutor.

Rest easy mate.

 

Cal

Dave RICHES & Melissa FARRELL-RICHES, 2012
Dave RICHES & Melissa FARRELL-RICHES, 2012

 

David RICHES 11 November 2011
11 November 2011

 

David RICHES, Dave RICHES & Sean GERSBACH
Dave RICHES & Sean GERSBACH – 2009 at Cowra.

 

David RICHES, Dave RICHES
POLICE PROSECUTOR DAVE RICHES AT THE FRATERNITY CLUB ON 1 MAY 2003.

Queanbeyan Police Touch Footy Back Row ( L-R ) Peter ROWLAND, John DAGWELL, ?, Dave KANE, Mark FRANCISCO Front Row ( L-R ) ?, Doug WILLIAMS, David RICHES, Tom KNIGHT ( Son of Prosecutor - Mick KNIGHT )
Queanbeyan Police Touch Footy Back Row ( L-R ) Peter ROWLAND, John DAGWELL, ?, Dave KANE, Mark FRANCISCO Front Row ( L-R ) ?, Doug WILLIAMS, David RICHES, Tom KNIGHT ( Son of Prosecutor – Mick KNIGHT )

 


RICHES
David

David RICHES Passed away 4th December 2022, aged 62 years.

Late of Lachlan St, Cowra.

Loving husband of Melissa and beloved dad and granddad to Hayley, Stuart, Nesrin, Clover, Lachlan, Kemp, Talan, Bronte, Charlee and Rosie.

Privately cremated.

 

Keith Philpott
Funeral Directors
19 Vaux Street, Cowra. Ph 6342 2322
www.philpottfunerals.com.au


 

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.

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Cal
12 December 2022


 

 




Julie TILLOTT

Julie TILLOTT

AKA  Julie DICK  

Late of  ?, formerly of Hay, NSW  

 

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:  C. H. TILLOTT, NSWPF # 16196

Russell TILLOTT, NSWPF # 38547

 

Employment 1

Redfern Police Academy – Class 174

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 19826

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday ? August 1981

Probationary Constable – appointed 9 October 1981 ( aged 21 years, 9 months, 10 days )

Constable – appointed 9 October 1982

Surname change from DICK to TILLOTT – 1985

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Constable 1st Class – appointed 9 October 1986

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank:  Detective Senior Constable

Stations?, Blacktown ( 27 Division )( 1980s ), Mt Druitt ( 27 Division ), ?,

 

Service: From ? August 1981  to ? ? c1993  = 12 years, ? months, ? days Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?

 

 

Rejoinee

Employment 2

RejoineeNSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class #  ? ? ? 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  28975

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 30 June 1997 ( aged 37 years, 6 months, 1 day )

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

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

 

Stations:   ?, Parramatta ( 18 Division )( Dets ), ?, Prosecution Support Unit ( Sgt – SenSgt ), ?, People and Capability Command ( C/Insp ) – Death

  

Service: From 30 June 1997  to  28 October 2022  = 25 years, 3 months, 28 days Service

 

TOTAL Years Service:  37

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = Zero

Time in Retirement from Police: Zero

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 24 March 2000 ( SenCon )

 

 Born:   Tuesday 29 December 1959

Died on:  Friday 28 October 2022 ( Australian time )

Age: 62 years, 9 months, 29 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

Julie TILLOTT @ Julie DICK NSWPF # 28975
Julie TILLOTT @ Julie DICK NSWPF # 28975

 

Julie TILLOTT @ Julie DICK NSWPF # 19826 & Rejoinee 28975
Julie TILLOTT @ Julie DICK NSWPF # 19826 & Rejoinee 28975

 

Cause:  Heart attack

Event location:  Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates on her way to England

Event date:  Friday 28 October 2022

 

Funeral date: Wednesday 23 November 2022 @ 10.30am  ( be seated by 10.15am )

Funeral location:  the Grandstand, Sydney International Regatta Centre, Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh, ( Penrith ), NSW

An Official Police Guard of Honour will be in attendance 

LIVE STREAM    PIN:  TBA   Email:  TBA

 

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location:  Lakeside Restaurant,

any Future Wake date:  Wednesday 23 November 2022 @ noon

( 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:  White Lady Funerals  1300 656550

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( November 2022 )

 

JULIE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED

JULIE IS NOT mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills ( But should later be )


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Our thoughts go out to the children of Julie – Grant, Elise and Nicholas together with her family – Sister Narelle and brother Darren

Daughter of Katherine and Alec DICK ( both deceased )


 

Did the Rural Fire Service cover up a fatal fire?

THE Rural Fire Service is being investigated by a coroner over claims it covered up suspicions that a fatal bushfire was started by one of its own volunteers.

THE Rural Fire Service is being investigated by a coroner over claims it covered up suspicions that a fatal bushfire was started by one of its own volunteers.

Motorist Ronald Gillett died and 13 homes at Abernethy in the Hunter Valley were destroyed in one of the state’s worst bushfires which a previous inquest found was deliberately lit.

Yesterday as he reopened the inquest on the basis of fresh evidence, deputy state coroner Carl Milovanovich said he would be investigating whether there had been a “conspiracy of silence”.

He said the primary focus of the new inquest was whether there had been a “cover up” over the cause of the blaze in October 2002.

One of the fresh witnesses to be called is Brendan Hokin, a member of the local Cessnock Bushfire Brigade who had been charged two days before the fire with deliberately lighting a fire that threatened Pokolbin.

He then went to fight the fire.

Hokin, then 24, pleaded guilty to arson and was jailed for 12 months with a non-parole period of four months.

He has denied any involvement in the Abernerthy blaze, which was the result of two separate fires.

But Mr Milovanovich was not told about Hokin when he held the first inquest in 2004.

After that inquest, RFS investigator Ken Hepplewhite told ICAC that he had told someone he “thought there may have been a cover-up (about the fatal fire) but that he was not part of it.”

Bushfire volunteers who were on the two Cessnock fire trucks on a training exercise when the fire started have also been interviewed by police – some for the first time – and will also be called to give evidence.

Police had taken statements from 34 new witnesses, Sergeant Julie Tillott, assisting the coroner, told Westmead Coroners’ Court.

She said the inquest had been reopened following allegations made by a local resident, Garry Price, who almost lost his home in the fire, and a reinvestigation by police.

Businessman Mr Gillett, 55, was trapped in his car and killed when the flames swept across the road through Aberdare State Forest after he was turned back at a roadblock.

Outside court yesterday, his son Barclay Gillett said he he hoped the new inquest would “get to the bottom of what happened”.

Mr Price flagged that he would be asking for Mr Hepplewhite to be called as a witness.

The inquest was adjourned to October 13 in Newcastle.

Did the Rural Fire Service cover up a fatal fire? | Daily Telegraph


 

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.

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Cal
21 November 2022


 

 




Keith BYRNES

Keith BYRNES

If you see someone without a smile – give them one of yours

AKA Byrnesy

Late of  ? 

 

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:   ?

Brother of Maxwell Raymond BYRNES, NSWPF # 16118 ( RIP ) ( Aged 56 ) 

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  ” possibly ” Started with Class # 094 – Finished with Class # 106 ( who were ‘Sworn In’ on Monday 4 April 1966 )

 

NSW Police Cadet # 1792

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. # 11787

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 29 October 1962 ( aged 15 years, 7 months, 7 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 22 March 1966 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )

Constable – appointed 22 March 1967

Constable 1st Class – appointed 22 March 1971

Detective – appointed 5 September 1975 ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 22 March 1975

Does NOT appear in the 1985 ‘ Stud Book ‘

 

Final Rank: = Detective Senior Constable

 

Stations:  Cadet: HQ – ( 20 Division ), ProCst:  Auburn ( late 1960s – early 1970s )( 9 Division )( in 1967 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal with the NASHOS and went to the War in Vietnam for 12 months ), Returned to Auburn on GDs for another two years,  Blacktown ( CIB )( 27 Division ), CIB Sydney ( 20 Division )( ? – 1980 ), Lecturer at Redfern Police Academy ( 1982 – 1984 )( Law & Procedure ) – Resigned 8 April 1984

  

Service: From 29 October 1962   to  8 April 1984  = 21 years, 5 months, 10 days Service

 

After leaving the employ of NSW Police Force & moving to Hervey Bay, Qld, Keith worked on a Milk Run working 7 days a week.

Keith and the family later moved to the Gold Coast, Qld.

Keith joined the Queensland Police Force where he was ‘Sworn In’ as a Constable in 1990 – Gold Coast GDs – Retiring, aged 60 ( 2007 ) = 17 years Service with QPol.

 

 

NASHOS

Service name:       Australian Regular Army ( National Service )

Service number 2788638

Rank:                     Corporal 1967  – Rifleman then Military Policeman

Unit Name:          2nd Recruit Training Battalion, 9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, 1 Div. Provo Company, Australian Forces Vietnam Provo Company, Eastern Command Personnel Depot – Watsons Bay, NSW – Discharge.

Date of birth:

Place of birth:

Date of intake:   7 February 1968

Date of exit:       6 February 1970

Total Days:

NS Training: ?

National Service:  Vietnam – 12 months

Follow Up Training: ?

Basic Training: ?

Next of Kin: ?

Medals: Australian Active Service Medal – 1945 – 1975 – Clasp – Vietnam,

the Vietnam Medal,

the Australian Defence Medal,

the Anniversary of National Service Medal – 1951 – 1972,

the Vietnamese Campaign Medal,

the Return from Active Service Badge.

 

Police Awards:  National Medal – granted  23 October 1981 ( Det SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 30 July 1998 ( SenCon )

NSW Police Medal – with 2nd Clasp

 

Retirement / Leaving age: =  37 years, 0 months, 17 days ( NSWPF only )

Time in Retirement from Police:  38 years, 2 months, 9 days ( NSWPF only )

then joined QPol ( Queensland Police )

 

 Born:  Saturday 22 March 1947 in Penrith, NSW

Died on:  Friday 17 June 2022

Age:  75 years, 2 months, 26 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Cancer ( type ? )

Event location:  Newcastle, NSW 

Event date? ? ?

 

Funeral date:  Friday 24 June 2022 @ 2pm

Funeral location: James Murray Funeral Chapel, 44 Blackall St, Broadmeadow, NSW

 

No official police involvement at the funeral although the Honour Guard will comprise of Vietnam Veterans

Keith BYRNES

Keith BYRNES

 

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA 

( 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: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2022 )

 

 

 KEITH 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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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Jason Tuffley
My deepest sympathies to Lucy and family. Keith was a true gentleman and a wonderful man. He was a real character and made everyone laugh and feel special. I will always appreciate and remember his sage advice not only about policing but about life in general. He was a one of a kind and he will be deeply missed by many people.
Vale Byrnesy.
Tony Wheeler
Condolences to Lucy and all of of Keith’s family.
Keith and I met at the Qld Academy in 1990. I was about ten tears younger than Byrnesy, but he, Martin Cook and I were probably still senior to most of the other probationaries, so a bond developed between us.
(Bruce Willett will have memories of that I’m sure.)
As a live-in at the Academy, probably the highlight of most days was starting by sharing breakfast in the canteen with Byrnsey and Cooky. The “entertainment” was usually provided by Probationary Keith Byrnes.
As I’ve heard from Bruce today, and Liz, Keith was a story teller. Embellishment was sometimes apparent, but mostly it added to the mood and enjoyment of the story.
I only saw Keith once since Academy days. How I wish there were more times. Bruce, you did a great job. Have a good time up there in the big pub Byrnsey!
Maureen &Joe Fawcett
To Lucy and family Joe and I were so very sad to hear of Keith’s passing, he always had a smile and a laugh when we met him in the park at Evans Head what a joy it was to know both of you we never did finish that last game of euchre.
Last year nearly to the day we visited Keith at Fern Bay you had to go to your band that day what a great memory that will be for Joe and myself…Sending gods blessing you and your wider family.
Maureen and Joe
Betty Hooper
Sincerest condolences Lucy and family on the loss of your beloved Keith. Have fondest memories of him from Evans Head. He fought the fight bravely Now he can rest in peace
Les and Betty Hooper
Marg Wyllie, Susie, Tony, Chris and Families
Our heartfelt condolences to Lucy, Matt, Glenda and family.
Keith was very much loved by our family and we have many fond memories all together.
He will be missed by all ????
Kathryn and Paul Woods
Keith was a great neighbour and friend who always had time for a chat and a laugh. He called me (Kathryn) the sheriff of Dunkeith Av as I always kept an eye on him when Lucy was away!! His favourite quote was “Never buy a tool that your neighbour has”. 
A lovely person who will be sincerely missed.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Love Kathryn and Paul❤️
Arch and Judy
The world is a poorer place without Keith. A great bloke and a credit to his country.
Condolences to Lucy and Family.
Love Arch and Judy
Tammy Cain
Condolences to Lucy, Matthew, Glenda, George, Jerah & family.
Thinking of you all.
Love the Cain family
Rosie Foubister
Thanks mate for your friendship over the years – it was always appreciated.
You’re a true gentleman and the loveliest of men.
Condolences to you Lucy and your family, take care, and Rest in Peace now Keith.
Paul Glock
Thank you Byrnesy, for being a mate and a champion bloke.
Sincere condolences from my family to Lucy and family.
The world is now a lesser place.
RIP my friend.
Bruce Mohr
Keith and I worked together in the 1970’s we have shared a friendship since then – he will be long remembered – Deepest condolences Lucy and family – Keith, my friend rest in peace mate
Noela Chapman Hedberg
Thanks for your friendship my class mate from 1966. RIP.
Stuart Sandford
Keith was a true gentleman and one of those rare folk you came across that not only provided sage advice but he genuinely cared to listen to others about literally anything.
A kind hearted soul and a true friend and colleague.
RIP Keith and condolences to Lucy and family.
Paul Hudson
Thanks for your friendship Keith.
God Bless from an old class mate.
Joe Jaramazovic
Deepest condolences Lucy and family, was lucky enough to speak with KB one last time couple of weeks ago.
Such a real gentle man and very much missed.
Rest in Peace KB!
Sasha Finney
Byrnesy was a true gentleman and a special friend.
RIP and I will have a beer and a ciggie for you……………..
Helen and Bob Purvis
All our love to you and the family Lucy Our deepest sympathy at this time RIP Keith We have so many good memories of times on the Gold Coast
Stephen Pyne
Deepest condolences to Lucy and the family.
Keith was a great bloke and will be missed by all.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Jenny Guy & Colin Morley
Dear Lucy, Matt, Glenda, extended family & friends Thinking of you all today as you say farewell to Keith.
What a courageous battle he fought.
Hoping you find peace as Keith is now at rest.
Hold on to all your treasured memories
Kind Regards & Condolences
Love Jen & Col Villa 39
David Austin
A great loss to all.
A fine man and a great work colleague.
Have fond memories of working beside Keith through thick and thin and having a laugh and a beer.
Will be sorely missed.
Vale Keith
Lynne Rosengreen
Lucy, so sorry for your loss.
Keith was a great guy to work with at Surfers Paradise.
Good memories.
He will be missed.
Barbara Wrigley
My deepest sympathies to you Lucy, Glenda and Matthew.
Sorry I could not be there today to say farewell to Keith.
He will be sadly missed by all. ????
Tj Geoghegan
What a great man. He taught me so much about people, policing and, well, life really.
I loved having a beer with him and hearing about Diggers latest bird antics!
He always listened with genuine interest … and that cheeky wink fixed any problem!
He will always be remembered with the greatest fondness.
Sending loving thoughts and hugs to you Lucy.
Tj.
Julie
Dear Lucy – Sending our love and hugs at this sad time.
Keep all those special memories of Keith close to your heart.
Love to you all
Dom, Jules, Katie and Em xx
Nev Hearn
Hi Lucy, Sorry for your loss.
Keith was such a great bloke, a pleasure to work with but more as a mate.
Sorry I couldn’t be there so please accept my deepest sympathies
Terry Willett
Lucy, Matt & Glenda, so sorry we cannot be with you to farewell KB.
Our love and deepest sympathy.
Tex, Cristina, and the boys.
Terry Ford and Susan Ford
One of lifes true gentleman.
Always had time for a chat and a laugh.
He will be missed.
Brad Miller
A good man Keith BYRNES.
Chapeau mate.
Ken Anderson
Keith was a true gentleman and a fine Police Officer who shone a positive light upon all those whose path he crossed.
He was a valued and respected mentor for all members of Class 188, NSW Police Academy, Redfern, 1982.
Sincere condolences to his family and friends on their sad loss.
Whilst Keith might now be gone, his light still glows brightly to all who knew him.
RIP
Justin Percival
Like me, Keith was fighting cancer. He gave me a lot of strength when we used to speak on the phone during my treatment.
He was a real old school bloke.
His word was his bond and he will be missed by me and many others.
RIP Keith
John Drummond.
Very sad to hear the passing of Keith, was a fine policeman at the old Auburn police Station – Rawson and Station roads, was spotless in his dress and excellent touch typist.
Was a family with his late brother Max and his father and The late Sergeant Mooney. O.I.C of the station.
Scott Kerrigan
So sorry to hear that Keith has passed away. Such great memories of him working at Surfers Paradise.
A rostered shift with Keith was one always to look forward to.
A great gentleman.
Condolences to Lucy and the family.
Colin McLEAN
Condolences from the McLEAN’s to Lucy and the family.
Working with Keith was one of my favourite memories of working at Surfers Paradise in the 1990’s.
Philip Hinshelwood
Deepest condolences to Lucy and family from Phil Hinshelwood and Family, and all from Class 188 of the New South Wales Police Academy Redfern (1982) ????.

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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.

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Cal
26 June 2022


 

 




Christina Fraser REES

Christina Fraser REES nee WALLACE

AKA  Christina REES, Chris REES, Chris WALLACE   

Late of  ? 

 

Wife to Retired Detective Inspector Mick REES, NSWPF # 15095

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:  ?

 

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  Class #   137 ( Christina WALLACE )

NSW Police Training Centre – Goulburn –  Class #  252 or 253 ( Christina REES )

 

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd #  Police Woman 0188

Rejoinee Regd. #  28273

 

Service 1:  Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday ? November 1973 white Class # 137

Probationary Constable- appointed 17 December 1973 ( aged 21 years, 4 months, 12 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 17 December 1978

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?

 

Service 1 Stations?, PP Court Unit,

Service 1: From  ? November 1973   to   ? ? ?  ? years Service

Retirement / Leaving age: =  ?

Time in Retirement from Police:  ?

 

Service 2:  Rank:  Commenced Training at  Goulburn Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 26 October 1992 with Class 252 or 253 ( aged 40 years, 2 months, 21 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Final Rank: =  ?

 

Service 2 Stations?, Legal Services South West ( Liverpool )( 22 Division )( 1996 )( Sgt ), Prosecutor at Bankstown ( 19 Division ), Campbelltown ( 35 Division ), Police Prosecution Command

 

Service 2: From  26 October 1992   to   ? ? ?  ? years Service

Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system under either surname

 

 Born:   Tuesday 5 August 1952 

Died on:   Tuesday 26 April 2022

Age:  69 years, 8 months, 21 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday  11 May 2022 @ 10am

Funeral locationGledswood Homestead, 900 Camden Valley Way, Catherine Fields, NSW 02 9606 5111

LIVE STREAM    PIN:  TBA   Email:  TBA

 

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

Wake location??? TBA 

Wake date??? TBA 

( 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: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2022 )

 

 

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

CHRISTINA IS Mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills as of 2022


 

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25 October 2022

This afternoon, in a quiet and deeply-felt ceremony at the Sydney Police Centre, another thirteen names were added, and the memories of another thirteen dedicated NSW Police Force employees were honoured, at the NSW Police Force Service Memorial:
Detective Senior Constable Vaughan Anthony Hau
Detective Senior Constable Gregory Joseph Jensen
Senior Sergeant John Kelly
Senior Constable David John Koen (Ret’d)
Constable Joseph Lees
Senior Constable Matthew Joseph Rees
Senior Constable Caroline Roberts

 

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.

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Cal
1 May 2022


 

 




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.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113696880

 

 


 

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.

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

FUNERAL VIDEO

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.

 

any Future Wake location??? TBA

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( 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: ?

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

SCOTT SHOULD BE entitled to be mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills


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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


May they forever Rest In Peace

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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

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( 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: ?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


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

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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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