Ken was the middle child of 13 – most of whom are still living ( 2022 ).
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.
Mark David PALMER
Mark David PALMER
Late of ?, Qld
Husband to Jan PALMER who pre-deceased Mark on the 21 December 1921 from Cancer.
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 169
NSW Police Cadet # 3322
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 19317
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 1 February 1977 ( aged 16 years, 10 months, 17 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 8 December 1980 ( aged 20 years, 8 months, 23 days )( 1 year, 8 months, 23 days after a Cadet would usually be Sworn In. He may have had an injury preventing him being Sworn In on his 19th birthday which would have, normally, put him in Class 161 or 162 )
Constable – appointed 8 December 1981
Constable 1st Class – appointed 8 December 1985
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank: = ?
Stations: Bondi ( 10 Division )( 1980 ), Maroubra ( 15 Division )( C District )( Anti Theft Unit ), Gosford ( 30 Division )( 1990 – Retirement
Service: From 1 February 1977 to? ? ? = ? years Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = ?
Time in Retirement from Police: ?
Awards: National Medal – granted 8 November 1996 ( SenCon )
The above photo of the NSW Police Concert Band is from 1995.
Police Concert Band of 1988 consisted of:- Mike Hope, Bob Gillespie, George Thompson, Greg Pfeiffer. Hugh Barnwell, Ed Wilson, Merv Knott, John Woodbury, Ian Keuning, John Saunders, Steve Nolan, Mark Holland. Ross McKinlay, Mal Pearce, Dennis Williams, Rod Hunter-Brittain, Ian Cox, Ray Bensted, Bob White, Trevor Marsden, Ken Flannery, Barry Grove-Jones, Darcy Hay, Len Mulley, Des Lynch, John Simensen, Tom Webber. Arthur Hancock, Ray Wills, Glen Murphy, Peter Almond, Ted Bromfield, Ron Davidson, Bill Martin, Paul Blankesteijn, Bill Stojcevski, Laurie Goodfellow, Steve Grove-Jones. Tom Lambert
Beloved husband of Marjorie (dec). Loving father and father-in-law of Ian, Lee and Glenn. Cherished Pop of Casey and Amy & Poppy Rex of Chloe.
Passed away May 23rd, 2021 Late of West Ryde.
Aged 89 Years Forever in our hearts
Family and friends of Rex are warmly invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held in the North Chapel of Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Road, North Ryde on Friday June 4th, 2021 commencing at 11.15am.
Delhi Road, North Ryde 2113
CASSILLES, Marjorie Lorna
Passed away August 3, 2010
late of West Ryde.
Beloved wife of Rex, loving mother and mother-in-law of Ian, Lee and Glenn. Cherished Nan of Casey.
Sadly missed by all her family and friends.
Aged 78 Years
Forever in our hearts
The relatives and friends of MARJORIE are warmly invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held in the South Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde on Monday 9 August, 2010 commencing at 11am.
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Date listed:7/8/2010Publication: The Daily Telegraph
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sergeant 3/c. K. R. (Ron) Wark – In November 1966,
12 members of the Police Rifle Club travelled to Tasmania to participate in the Annual Dunlop Shield Australian Police Rifle Club Competition, and although they did not win
the event they maintained a high standard of shooting.
In October, 7 members of the Club competed in the 1966 Queen’s Shoot held at the Anzac Rifle Range, Liverpool.
During 1966 the Club entered 2 Grade Teams in the Metropolitan District Rifle Clubs’ Union, which commenced participation in a series of shooting matches against Melbourne, beginning in August, 1966 concluding in June, 1967.
Sergeant 3/c. K. R.(Ron) Wark was one of three of the Police Rifle Club member to be selected from 540 members of the Union for inclusion in a team of 15 to represent Sydney.
From Liverpool Police History 1788 – 2016 by Joe Stanioch.
On the 20 July, 1984, the NSW Police Academy was officially opened in Goulburn by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services the Hon. Peter Anderson (M.P.); Commissioner of Police Cecil Abbott, QPM; and the Principal of the NSW Police Academy, Executive Chief Superintendent Ron Wark. (Although students were in residence from May, 1984).
West Wyalong Advocate (NSW : 1928 – 1954),
Monday 8 March 1954, page 2
UNGARIE MAN TRIED TO RESIST CONSTABLE
An Ungarie man had thrown himself to the ground several times in attempting to resist arrest, the West Wyalong Court of Petty Sessions was told on Friday.
Before the court was James Robert Fitzgerald of Ungarie, who pleaded guilty to two charges.
Fitzgerald was charged with resisting arrest on March 4, last Thursday, and using indecent language within the hearing of persons passing in Ethel Street, Ungarie.
The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. J. C. Wells, told Mr. W. Finlay S.M. that, at 9.30 p.m last Thursday night, Constable Kenneth Ronald Wark of Ungarie had spoken to Fitzgerald about language used in his home.
Apparently, the language was being used to his wife.
Attempting to arrest him, Fitzgerald had resisted, violently throwing himself to the ground on a number of occasions.
A civilian had to assist the officer and Fitzgerald was carried bodily to the car.
During the struggle, Fitzgerald had torn the constable’s coat at the seam and the coat now had blood and a grass stain on it.
Fitzgerald was last convicted at West Wyalong Court on January 6, 1954, for practically identical offences.
Mr. Finlay was told that Fitzgerald is a fettler by occupation, and he was now on transfer to Griffith.
Fitzgerald was fined £5 on each charge, and ordered to pay 10/- to Constable Wark as compensation for the damage to his clothes.
He was further ordered to enter a good behaviour bond of £30 for a period of two years.
Mrs. SUTHERLAND and FAMILY wish to return their THANKS to the police and friends who sent wreaths, and also the friends who attended the funeral of her late beloved husband, Senior-constable Sutherland.
Senior-constable Sutherland, attached to No. 2 police division, died in Sydney on Monday.
The deceased, who was about 45 years of age, had been in the police force of the State for about 19 years, having joined the service in New South Wales after having spent several years in the New Zealand force.
A few years back he was struck on the head while engaged in making an arrest in Sydney, but he seemed to get well, and very little notice was taken of the blow.
Apparently a clot had gradually formed in the head.
Sutherland went off duty some 13 months ago, and although his case had the best medical attention he gradually wasted away and expired.
The remains of the late Senior-constable Sutherland were interred at Rookwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon, in the presence of a number of officers and men of the police force and many other personal friends.
The proceedings commenced with a short service in the house, conducted by the Rev. T. E. Clouston, after which the coffin was conveyed by train to the Necropolis.
The procession to the grave was headed by the New South Wales Police Band, led by senior-constable Mankey, which played the Dead March in “Saul” with muffled drums.
The coffin was carried by four constables, and was covered with wreaths, many being carried also by relatives and friends.
Among those sending them were the deceased’s children. Inspector and Mrs.Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland ( Croydon Park ), the non-commissioned officers and men of Glebe police station and those of No. 2 station, Mr. E. Miller, Mr. Smithson and family, and Messrs. and Mesdames Bannerman, Wagner, H. P. Stewart, Gibbons, and W. MacQueen.
The police force was represented by Inspector Sutherland, Sub-inspector Mitchell, Sergeants Thompson, Smith, Miller, Grice, Taylor, Curtis, Bradley, and O’Dea, and a large number of senior and first-class constables.
No. 8 Lodge. P.A.F.S.A. and six of its officers, the members being unable to muster and follow in full force.
There were also present, among intimate friends and neighbors, Messrs. Anderson, Field, Smithson, Blackman, Bannerman, Sutherland, Kuse (2), Grayson, Holes, Edwards, and Malling. Masters Thorpe and Vaughan, and Mesdames Wagner and Bowyer.
The service was conducted by the Rev. T. E. Clouston, who after reading the ordinary burial service delivered a short address, in which he highly eulogised the deceased.
The band, as a finale, played Chopin’s “Funeral March,” the assemblage remaining bareheaded till its conclusion.
The inquest on the body of Constable David Sutherland, who was shot by a burglar at Potts Point, was commenced yesterday afternoon.
The prisoner, James Morrison, was in custody, handcuffed.
There was a crowded court.
Morrison is a powerful fellow, 28 years of age, and the mark of a heavy blow over the left eye is still visible.
Constable William Sutherland identified the body as that of his cousin. He was a native of Canterbury, New Zealand. He was a single man. His mother, three sisters, and four brothers were living there.
Medical evidence showed that the bullet severed the main artery of the groin.
Benjamin Backhouse, architect, residing at Potts Point, deposed that he was awakened by the reports of a shot. On hearing the second shot, he also heard cries for help. He then saw a man running away. The man was of similar appearance as prisoner. A fence over which the man scrambled was examined afterwards and showed blood marks.
Further evidence similar to that reported already was also given.
The inquiry is still proceeding.
The Melbourne police have identified the photograph of James Morrison, who is charged with the murder of Constable Sutherland, as that of a man known to them as Jackson, who has recently done two and a half-years in Victoria for an impudent forgery.
Senior-constable Thomas Grice and Constable William Sutherland were summoned in the Central Police Court this morning charged with assaulting John Brunty on the night of the 12th instant.
Plaintiff swore that he was leaving his brother’s public-house on the night in question, when defendant Grice stopped him, and asked what he had under his arm.
The two defendants then seized both his arms, and beat them behind his back, in consequence of which he has not been able to work since.
William Brunty, brother of plaintiff, Patrick Smith, Mrs. Brunty, wife of William Brunty, gave corroborative evidence.
For the defence Thomas Grice, senior-constable of police, stated that on the night in question he, in company with Constable Sutherland, was on duty at the back of the Lady of the Lake Hotel, and met the plaintiff.
Defendant took hold of his arm, and asked him to hand out what he had under his coat, and did not hurt him.
Witness was severely cross-examined by Mr. Levien.
William Sutherland and Mr. F. Wilkinson gave evidence as to the zeal and good conduct of the defendants.