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Vira Helen JENKINS nee Vira DEW

Vira Helen JENKINS

nee Vira DEW

Wife to Retired Superintendent Eric DEW # ????

AKA 

Late of 

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  / Police Training College – Penrith  Class #  ? ? ? 

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  Police Woman 006

 

Service:  From ? ? 1946   to   ? ? ? ? years Service ? ? ?

 

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

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank =  Sergeant 

 

Stations?, School Lecturing Section – Sydney ( 4 Years ), School Lecturing Section – Newcastle ( 3 November 1952 – ? ), Newcastle – Retirement ( aged 56 )

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 56

Time in Retirement from Police: 47 years

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born? April 1918

Died on:  Saturday  15 May 2021 

Age:  103 years,

 Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW. Vira Dew is pictured on the left with another officer in navy blue uniform circa 1940s.
Vira Dew is pictured on the left with another officer in navy blue uniform circa 1940s.

 

 

 Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW. NSW Police Legacy<br /> 7 April 2021<br /> Congratulations to NSW Police Legatee Vira Dew, who last week turned 103! Vira was one of the first policewomen to work in the Newcastle area. After retiring at the age of 56, she lived on a farm in Maitland with her husband, retired Superintendent Eric Dew, for several years.<br /> Vira is pictured here with Chief Inspector Tony Townsend, Snr Sgt Alyssa Willetts, and Det Snr Sgt Maree Maynard, who all visited to wish her well. Happy birthday Vira!
NSW Police Legacy
7 April 2021
Congratulations to NSW Police Legatee Vira Dew, who last week turned 103! Vira was one of the first policewomen to work in the Newcastle area. After retiring at the age of 56, she lived on a farm in Maitland with her husband, retired Superintendent Eric Dew, for several years.
Vira is pictured here with Chief Inspector Tony Townsend, Snr Sgt Alyssa Willetts, and Det Snr Sgt Maree Maynard, who all visited to wish her well. Happy birthday Vira!

 

 Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW
NSW Police Legacy
7 April 2021
Congratulations to NSW Police Legatee Vira Dew, who last week turned 103! Vira was one of the first policewomen to work in the Newcastle area. After retiring at the age of 56, she lived on a farm in Maitland with her husband, retired Superintendent Eric Dew, for several years.
Vira is pictured here with Chief Inspector Tony Townsend, Snr Sgt Alyssa Willetts, and Det Snr Sgt Maree Maynard, who all visited to wish her well. Happy birthday Vira!

Cause:  Natural – Old Age 

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral locationUniting Church,  347 Ken Tubman Dve, Maitland, NSW

( 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 ( May 2021 )

 

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


 

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Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW. Special Constables Sue<br /> Elliott and Vira Jenkins<br /> make the acquaintance of<br /> some of the 'props' they<br /> will use daring their lectures<br /> to school children.
Special Constables Sue Elliott and Vira Jenkins make the acquaintance of
some of the ‘props’ they will use daring their lectures to school children.

 

 

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954),

Tuesday 4 November 1952, page 10

 

” Women In Blue ” to Lecture In Schools

Two young women who will soon be familiar figures to all school children in the district are Special Constables Vira Jenkins and Sue Elliott.

Special Constables Sue Elliott and Vira Jenkins make the acquaintance of some of the ‘props’ they will use daring their lectures to school children. The puppets include a policeman, a small girl and a villain. Posters, cut-out paper figures and miniature road signals are also part of their equipment.

They started work yesterday with the Newcastle school lecturing section of the police force and will assist Constables D. Pike and R. Mann in covering the 266 schools in the district.

While on duty the women wear the navy uniform and wide – brimmed hat designed for women police. They will travel to schools by bus or in the utility belonging to the section. Both are from Newcastle.

Miss Jenkins, who was a nurse before she joined the police force six years ago, will be living at home for the first time for years. She has been four years with the school lecturing section in Sydney.

Mrs. Elliott is a policeman’s widow. She joined up only two months ago and has been in Sydney to train for the work.

With her six-year-old son, she is now living at Lambton.

Traffic Duty

As well as lecturing at schools on road safety, snake bite, fire hazards ” and anything else affecting the safety of children, ” Miss Jenkins said, they will also do traffic duty at school crossings. ”

As soon as we have learnt our lines, we will ‘use puppets in our lectures, ” she said. ” We have to rig up a special stage and dress the puppets.

They have been used now in Sydney for some time and are immensely popular with the kiddies. ”

Miss Jenkins said there were now 36 women in the N.S.W. Police Force, 18 in uniform and 18 in plain clothes. This was the maximum number allowed and had been specified by an Act of Parliament.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/160403116


 

 

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954),

Wednesday 12 November 1952, page 7

 

ON MONDAY Constables D. Pike and R. Mann, of the Road Safety Control branch, gave a demonstration at Mayfield West School and Special Constables Vira Jenkins and Sue Elliott, who accompanied them, concentrated on the infants’ department where the children were taught road safety by means of nursery rhymes and poems.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/160405828


 

Successful Students For Trades and Arts Courses

Newcastle and District.

– DRESSMAKING

Stage 1:

 

…….., Vira H. Jenkins,…….

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17298668


 

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954),

Wednesday 29 January 1936, page 3

 

TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Further Examination Results SYDNEY, Tuesday.

The balance of the results of the 1935 final examinations of the Technical Education Branch were made available to-day.

The letters, “A,” “B,” and “C” indicate the grade of pass in each subject. Then each subject. The letter “P” indicates a pass in early stages of subjects where the results are not graded. The passes are not given in order of merit. In the trades courses the pass shown is the grade award for all subjects embraced in the course.

Enrolments for the 1936 session will be accepted as from February 17.

Classes will reassemble on February 24.

The list includes the following northern passes –

 

– DRESSMAKING

Stage 1.

…….., Vira H. Jenkins,…….

29 Jan 1936 – TECHNICAL EXAM. RESULTS – Trove

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/142395992


 

 

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954),

Tuesday 1 December 1931, page 8

Successful Newcastle District Pupils in Primary Final Examination

QUALIFIED FOR PROMOTION TO HIGHER SCHOOLS

OFFICIAL LISTS ISSUED HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PASSES

The result of the Primary Schools’ final examination issued to-day disclosed that the percentage of passes secured this year is very high.

DISAPPOINTMENT was expressed by some of the school teachers that children who passed very high in every subject but did not secure the necessary percentage of points in arithmetic failed to secure a pass.

The results of the bursary examination will not be made available for some time.

Results: —

Cook’s Hill Girls …………….., Vira Jenkins, ………

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/164244016


 

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
250521


 

 

 




Thomas William JENKINS

Thomas William JENKINS

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  / Police Training College – Penrith  Class #  ? ? ?

 

New South Wales Police ‘ RESERVE ‘ Force

Special Constable Regd. #  3087

 

Rank:  Commenced Training as Police Cadet on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed 27 July 1942

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank?

 

Stations?

Service:  From ? ? PRE 27 July 1942?   to   ? ? ? ? years Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

Born:  24 November 1890 at ” Yamatree “, Bethungra, NSW

Died on? ? ?

Age?

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

 


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The below frame and pictures are currently ( Monday 26 October 2020 ) FOR SALE upon Ebay for $300.

The seller has been asked for better photos ( for this Memorial Post ) and Family Members of Thomas and Eileen have been contacted in the event they wish to bid on the item to keep it within the family.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/133554229265

Thomas William JENKINS
the full frame

 

Thomas William JENKINS & Eileen JENKINS ( nee ) Eileen GATEHOUSE
Thomas William JENKINS & Eileen JENKINS

Thomas William JENKINS & Eileen JENKINS ( nee ) Eileen GATEHOUSE

Thomas William JENKINS
Police Warrant Card for Thomas William JENKINS

 

Thomas William JENKINS
Letter to Thomas William JENKINS

 

Thomas William JENKINS
Letter to Thomas William JENKINS

 

Thomas William JENKINS
Letter to Thomas William JENKINS

 

Thomas William JENKINS
close up of the Instructions to Police Reservists

 

Thomas William JENKINS
close up of the ribbon

Thomas William JENKINS
close up of the ribbon

Thomas William JENKINS
close up of the ribbon

 

Thomas William JENKINS
Rear of the board

 

 

Thomas William Jenkins born at ” Yamatree “, Bethungra on 24 November 1890.  Jenkins & Bishops Engineering Business on the corner of Sutton & Wallendoon St in July 1912.

The partnership was dissolved on 1 March 1914 & Tom Jenkins relocated his business to Parker St in December 1917 and in 1930 obtained the G.M.H. ( General Motors Holden ) Dealership.

Tom Jenkins married Eileen Mary Gatehouse on 17 August 1916 and had six children, Fred, Thelma ( died at 6 months, Kathleen, Sheila, William & Robert.

 

Thomas & Eileen “possibly” lived in Cootamundra in January 1923.

James Gatehouse was “possibly” the father of Mrs Jenkins of Cootamundra at that time.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185307923/james-gatehouse

 

Eileen Mary JENKINS born at Cooma, NSW in 1895 and died in 1974, aged 79.

Eileen Mary Jenkins (Gatehouse) (1895 – 1974) – Genealogy

 

 


Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this man at the time of publication.

 

Cal
26 Oct 2020


 

 

 

 

 




Peter John WILLIAMS

Peter John WILLIAMS

AKA  ?

Late of WB Hospice, NSW

 

Service 1 – NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 136

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

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ( 1 )  15996

Re-joinee – Regd. # ( 2 ) 34194

 

SERVICE 1

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

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

Constable – appointed 19 September 1974

Constable 1st Class – appointed 19 September 1978  

Does not appear in the 1988 or 1989 Stud Books

Service 1 – Final Rank =  Constable 1st Class

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

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

 

SERVICE 2

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

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

NSW Police Constable – appointed ? ? 1999

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Service 2 – Final Rank =  Senior Constable

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

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

total of 25 years Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours although did receive:

NSW Police Service Medal – Awarded 10 September 2004

National Medal – Awarded ? ? 2006

1st Clasp to National Medal – Awarded ? ? 2007

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

National Police Service Medal – Awarded ? June 2020

 

Born:  Thursday  1 June 1950

Died on:  Wednesday  22 July 2020

Age:  70 years, 1 month & 21 days

Cause:  Cancer – Liver ( diagnosed 2015 )

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Friday  31 July 2020 @ 10am 

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

Peter John WILLIAMS – Order of Service

A copy of the Funeral video is available upon request 

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of the 4 square metre rule at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )

Future Wake location??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date???

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: James Murrays Funerals, 27 Belford St, Broadmeadow, NSW

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

Peter John WILLIAMS

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


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

 

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

We Remember – Peter Williams


 

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


 

 

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


 

 




Madge Aletia WELBY

Madge Aletia WELBY nee BARRY

Widow of Detective-Constable E. S. (“Frank”) Welby
AKA  ?
Late of Bulahdelah & Annandale, Ashfield

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 3442

Regd. #  P/W 0020

( this would have put Madge in the male Registered number range of 7855 – 7886 )

Rank:  Special Constable – appointed Friday 22 October 1954

Senior Constable – appointed 22 October 1965

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, School Lecturing, Safety Advisory Section ( early 1980’s ), Rosebery Traffic Branch

ServiceFrom pre 22 October 1954  to  ? ? 84?29 years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   31 May 1923

Died on:   Saturday  16 February 2019

Age:  95

Cause:   ?

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   ? ? ?

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

Constables Madge Welby and June Abbott on point duty in the city in 1959.
Constables Madge Welby on point duty in the city in 1959.

Constables Madge Welby and June Abbott on point duty in the city in 1959.
Constables Madge Welby and June Abbott on point duty in the city in 1959.

Madge WELBY nee BARRY

 

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

 Funeral location TBA


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Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954),

Tuesday 26 October 1954, page 3

 

Mrs. Madge Welby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry, of Bulahdelah, has just been sworn in as a policewoman.
Mrs. Welby, who is the widow of Detective E. S. ‘Frank’ Welby, enters a six months’ course of training for work in the Police Schools Lecturing Squad.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161022747

Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 – 1954),

Sunday 24 October 1954, page 17

 

DETECTIVE’S WIDOW IN THE ‘FORCE’

Tall, attractive Mrs. Madge Welby, said this week that she had joined the Police Force because she had always been interested in her dead husband‘s work.

Mrs. Welby is the widow of Detective-Constable E. S. (“Frank”) Welby, who died of heart trouble in March.

He had been attached to Regent Street Police Station for more than four years.

Madge WELBY nee BARRY

Mrs. Welby, who had just been sworn-in as a police-woman, said: “I felt I’d grown to belong to the Police Force, and I love children.

“My work in the police school lecturing section should give me the chance to satisfy both these interests.

“it will let me serve the community in the way I’d like best.”

Mrs. Welby said she had no children of her own, but “more than 30 nephews and nieces.”

Before her marriage she had worked as a machinist, she said.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12647731

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954), Saturday 23 October 1954, page 19

 

WIDOW JOINS POLICE FORCE SYDNEY,

Friday .-

The widow of a city detective was sworn in to-day as a member of the Women Police.

She is Mrs. Madge Welby, 30, of Annandale.

Her husband, Detective Frank Welby, who was attached to Regent-street City Division, died in April.

Mrs. Welby will begin her police career to-morrow.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/134090686

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Thursday 12 August 1954, page 13

 

IN the Estate of FRANCIS EDWARD WELBY late of Concord West in the State of New South Wales, Constable of Police, deceased Intestate – Application will be made after 14 days from the publication hereof that Letters of Administration of the Estate of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to Madge Aletia Welby the widow of the said deceased and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address.

All creditors in the Estate of the said deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned MERVYN FINLAY & COMPANY Solicitors Newlands House 141 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18431088


 

Madge WELBY
Madge WELBY upon Retiring yesterday

Madge WELBY


 

 




Jason DeRIDDER

Jason DeRIDDER

Jason DeRIDDER 

AKA  ?
Late of Camden

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   2003949

RankSpecial Constable 1st Class

Final Rank = Special Constable 1st Class

Stations?, Security Management Unit –

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  24 December 2018 =  ? years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   ? ? ?

Died on:   Monday  24 December 2018

Age:  45

Cause:   Cancer ?

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Friday  4 January 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location:   St Pauls Catholic Church, John St, Camden

Jason DeRIDDER 

Requestrather than flowers, a blood donation (if you can) would be a wonderful gesture to Jasons memory. We would not have had him with us for so long without blood transfusions. A third of all blood transfusion donations help people with cancer. Each donation only lasts 42 days, you can donate with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

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Jason took his last breath close to midnight on Christmas Eve. He so wanted to stay with us but it wasn’t to be.

Thank you to his dear friends and family who made him feel so cherished, he knew how much he was loved.

We will lay him to rest 11am Friday 4/1/19, at St Pauls Catholic Church, John St Camden.

Please, rather than flowers, a blood donation (if you can) would be a wonderful gesture to Jasons memory. We would not have had him with us for so long without blood transfusions. A third of all blood transfusion donations help people with cancer. Each donation only lasts 42 days, you can donate with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.