William David HANNA

William David HANNA

AKA  Barlow 

Late of Rosebery, NSW

Uncle to NSWPF Member Neville Fletcher TAMLYN # 6225

 

NSW Redfern / Penrith Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 103 & 2520

Regd. #  ‘Q’ 8363

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 )

 

Rank:  Commenced Training on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 30 March 1905

Constable – appointed 1 April 1906

Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 May 1914  

Senior Constable – N/A ( No such Rank ) 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 October 1926

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 12 November 1941

 

Final Rank =  Sergeant 2nd Class

 

Stations: Murwillumbah ( 28 April 1905 ), Mullumbimby, Hillston ( 1907 ),  Murray District ( 13 December 1913 ), Metropolitan District: ( 13 April 1916 ) – Redfern, Paddington, Randwick, Botany ( Crown Sgt ), Darlinghurst – Retirement

Service:  From 30 March 1905   to   10 March 1944  =  29 years Service

 

Awards:  Imperial Service Medal ( Imperial ) – granted 11 August 1944 ( Sgt 2/c )

Commissioners Commendation:  Awarded on 27 April 1939 for his part in the disastrous bush fires during December, 1938 and January 1939.

Appointed Justice of the Peace – 1946

Served in the Boar War – April 1902 – August 1902

 

Born: 10 March 1884 , Moulamein, NSW

Died on: Thursday  10 December 1953 

Age:  70 

Cause:  Carcinoma of the stomach ( Cancer )

Event location:  his residence, 71 Rosebery Ave, Rosebery, NSW

Event date: Thursday  10 December 1953 

 

Funeral dateFriday  11 December 1953 @ 2.45pm

Funeral location:  St Andrews Church of England, Rosebery 

Funeral Parlour: Thomas Dixon P/Ltd. Undertaker = T. Moncrief.

Buried at: Cremated – Eastern Suburbs Crematorium.

Ashes taken to Urana, NSW & buried with his wife – Jessie TAMLYN. ( DoD = 19 June 1938 )

Grave location


GPS:  -35.3110259521874    146.25799840606

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

Retired Sgt 2/C ( NSWPF ) William David HANNA was buried with his wife, Jessie, after his death on 10 December 1953. Jessie predeceased him by 20 years. William ( also known by the nickname of 'Barlow' ) was cremated at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, and his ashes later buried with Jessie. May they forever Rest In Peace together.
Retired Sgt 2/C ( NSWPF ) William David HANNA was buried with his wife, Jessie, after his death on 10 December 1953. Jessie predeceased him by 20 years. William ( also known by the nickname of ‘Barlow’ ) was cremated at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, and his ashes later buried with Jessie. May they forever Rest In Peace together.

 

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William David HANNA was the third child born to David HANNA and Susan Anna SMITH. He was born on the 10th March 1884 at Woorooma Station, Moulamein NSW.

After his Boer War service in 1902, the next recorded record of his life was on 12 July 1903 when he reported the death of his brother, John Alfred Hanna at the Jerilderie Hotel NSW Australia.

As a returned soldier he was offered a career in the NSW Police Force, and was appointed as an Ordinary Constable on the 1 April 1906, (information obtained from the NSW Police Gazette dated 11 July 1906).

His service number was 8363 and he was posted to the far North Coast country towns of Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby. A few years later he was posted to Hillston, in far western NSW.

Members of the HANNA family knew him by the nickname of “Barlow”.

On the 31st March 1908 he married Jessie TAMLYN in the Mount Hope district of NSW.

William and Jessie had three children. William David Gregory was born in Condobolin during 1909. The second child born was Grace May Dorothy who was born on 16 December 1911 at Hay NSW. The third child Jessie Margaret was born at Urana NSW on the 14th June, 1913.

When John Alfred Carroll HORGAN moved from Jerilderie NSW in the late 1920’s, to take up a job the GPO in Sydney, he boarded with his uncle, William David HANNA, who was a Crown Sergeant by this time, in the NSW police force. He resided at 71 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW where it was common for relatives to arrive at his home and stay for whatever time they liked.

A family source advised that Uncle Barlow’s relatives and friends would visit on a Saturday and drink beer in the garage.

When transferred to Sydney NSW William David held postings at Darlinghurst, Redfern, Paddington, Randwick and Botany Police Stations as a Crown Sergeant.

Molly HORGAN recalls that when she was completing her nursing certificate during the 1940’s at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, she would often receive a visit from Crown Sergeant William HANNA, just to see if she was alright and making sure she had everything she needed.

Molly also knew him as Barlow and stated he was a wonderful caring man.

Crown Sergeant William HANNA was professionally acquainted with Sydney’s major underworld figures of the day. He was also a member of the Orange Lodge and Masonic Lodge.

He was sent to the Hunter Valley Region on several occasions for Bush Fire control and Law and Order at times of the infamous Coal Miners Strikes during the 1930’s.

On one occasion he was severely beaten in a brawl and finished up in Hospital. His family could not get near him because of the number of Chinese residents holding a vigil around his bed side. He had an affiliation with the Chinese population and believed they were good citizens.

William David HANNA owned three houses in Sydney; I have located five addresses that he lived at in Sydney: one a flatette above the Lynx Service Station on the corner of Gardeners Road and Tunstall Ave, Kensington, another residence at 155 Botany Road, Botany, “Akaroa” Mount Street, Randwick,

The Sands Directory of 1917 and 1918 recorded his address as Mort Street, Randwick and his final residence at 71 Rosebery Ave, Rosebery.

My sister Valerie recalls that she and our mother visited Uncle Barlow in Sydney. As children my sisters would be threatened with “uncle Barlow”when they misbehaved.

William David HANNA died aged 70 on the 10 December 1953 at his Rosebery NSW residence.

His death certificate states he was a widower, married at the age of 25 to Jessie TAMLYN at Mount Hope NSW. He died of a carcinoma of the stomach, which he suffered with for two years and was under the care of a Doctor John C. RADFORD.

He was cremated on the 11th December 1953 at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium. The undertaker was T. Moncrief, Reverend J.A Ross, Church of England Minister conducted the service and C. Higgins was a witness to the cremation.

His ashes were taken to Urana NSW and buried with his wife Jessie TAMLYN. His death certificate gives his daughter Jessie HANNA as the informant of his death and also gave 71 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery as her address.

Career of William David HANNA 1902 – 1944.

Boer War Service 1902

Labourer 1903-1905

Joined the NSW Police Force: 30 March 1905

Promotions NSW Police Force:

Constable 1 April 1906

Constable First Class 13 May 1914

Sergeant 3rd Class 1 October 1926

Sergeant 2nd Class 12 November 1941

Retired From NSW Police Force 10 March 1944

Stations Appointed to:

Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Hay (all NSW Country areas) Botany, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Redfern (Sydney Metropolitan Region).

Commissioners Commendation:

Was awarded on the 27 April 1939 for his part in the disastrous bush fires during December, 1938 and January 1939.

Special Award:

For his military service in the Boer War – April 1902 to August 1902.

Retirement:

Retired on the 10th March 1944

From The NSW Police Force.

Awarded the Imperial Service Medal on 11 August, 1944 from the King of England in recognition of the meritorious services rendered.

Appointed as a Justice of The Peace 1946

Death:

Died 10 December 1953 at 71 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW.   

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Trooper William David HANNA – 22 – 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen- Boer War 1902

In 1902 William David HANNA then aged 18 enlisted in the Colonial Army to fight against the Boers in South Africa.

William HANNA like so many other young men lied about his age stating he was 20 years old to get into the colonial army. He gave his occupation as “station hand” and was a Trooper in the 3 NSW Imperial Bushmen with the service number of 22.

This contingent of soldiers, arrived in South Africa and when peace was declared, immediately returned to Australia. He was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal, with clasps serving at Belmont, Transvaal, Rhodesia and South Africa, 1902.

Records of The 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen gave the following information:”

In January 1902 a new squadron for the Regiment was formed in Cape Town from Australians already in the country, as was another squadron in February. This brought the strength of the regiment to 500.

About 1,000 men in total are thought to have served in the unit, although it had no more than 600 at any time.

During May 1902 some of the men whose time had expired returned to Australia in the transport Ansonia but many more, and all the officers, volunteered for further service.

200 Victorian Riverina Bushmen, raised by J. S. HORSFALL, reinforced those who stayed. (I believe that his future brother-in-law, John Joseph HORGAN were part of this 200 being from the Riverina Area).

William’s older brother John Alfred HANNA was also serving in South Africa at the time with the 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (NSW)

The regiment spent the remainder of its time serving with William’s column in west Transvaal, until peace was declared in June 1902.

On 12 July 1902 the regiment sailed from Durban, Natal, for Australia, on board the transport Drayton Grange arriving in Sydney on 11 August”

William David HANNA
Boer War Discharge

William David HANNA
Boer War Record

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Boer War Medal

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William David and Jessie HANNA taken shortly before Jessie’s death in 1938. They were on their way to a wedding.

 

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William David HANNA’s backyard garden at 71 Rosebery Ave, Rosebery. Note the air raid bunker that was built during the war years when Sydney was under threat. Photo taken circa early 1950’s.

 

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A Studio Photo of Constable William David HANNA taken 1n 1907/1908.

 

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William David HANNA (second from left standing) aged 22. Photo taken in 1906 when he was stationed at Mullumbimby Police Station NSW.

 

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Sergeant William David HANNA (standing middle row on left) taken at North Rothbury, Hunter Valley NSW during the infamous coal miners strike on the 1930’s.

 

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Taken during Coal Miners strike during 1930’s Hunter Valley NSW. William David HANNA seated in the middle of the front row.

 

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Crown Sergeant William HANNA, his daughter-in-law Elva MOORE with baby Gordon in about 1944

 

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This is William David HANNA during 1947. He is holding his newly born grandaughter Yvonne, the daughter of Grace (nee HANNA) and Douglas BRENNAN.

 

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This is the letter advising William David HANNA that he had been awarded the Imperial Service Medal.

 

William David HANNA
These are the medals awarded to William David HANNA. His 1902 Boer War service medal on the left and his Imperial Service Medal on the right.

William David HANNA
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Friday 11 December 1953, page 20HANNA, William David.-December 10. 1953, at his residence, 71 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery ( late of N.S.W. Police Dept.).Relict of the late Jessie Hanna, beloved father of David, Grace ( Mrs. D. Brennan ) and Marie, and dear uncle of Neville Tamlyn, aged 70 years.At rest.11 Dec 1953 – Family Notices – Trove




William Lindsay Creswell ALFORD

William Lindsay Creswell ALFORD

( late of Kingsford )
AKA  Pony, Lindsay and Len

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   ????

Rank: Mounted Trooper – ( Taree )

Detective Superintendent 3rd Class – retired

Stations?, Taree ( as a mounted trooper ), C.I.B. Sydney, Homicide Squad Sydney, Newcastle Dets OIC ( 1939 ), Goulburn District OIC ( Supt ), Wagga Wagga ( Supt ), North Sydney – 1946 ( Supt ), Parkes – Oct 1948 ( Supt ), 

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1918  to  ? ? 1952 = 34 years Service

Awards:  King’s Police and Fire Services Medal – 7 June 1951

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Born:  2 April 1896

Died on:  Saturday  18 April 1953

Age:  57

Cause:  “possible” heart attack ?

Funeral date:  Monday  20 April 1953

Funeral location:  Holy Trinity Church, Kingsford, NSW

Buried at:  Cremated – Botany Cemetery

Ashes located:  Jubilee Walls, Wall D, Position 137 ( Interment – 13 August 1953 )

 Memorial at?

20 June 1932. Detective Alford and Detective Sergeant Watkins at the Goode inquiry today.
20 June 1932


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Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 – 1954), Monday 20 April 1953, page 3


DEATH OF EX TAREE POLICE OFFICER

Former Police Superintendent L. Alford, who died on Saturday at his home in Kingsford after a long illness, was at one time Mounted Constable in Taree. Superintendent Alford was a prominent detective for many years. Before his retirement he was officer-in-charge of the Goulburn police district. A funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity Church, Kingsford, to-day.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article173015424.txt

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W L C Alford as a young man.
W L C Alford as a young man.

 

Alford FamilY. Back: Lindsay, Allen, Frank Seated: William and Netta Front: Marjorie a ( Photograph Mrs Jean Gilbert )

W L C ALFORD in his Mounted Police uniform at Taree
W L C ALFORD in his Mounted Police uniform at Taree

 

With his eldest son Brian Albert ALFORD on the day Albert started his career in banking at the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney
With his eldest son Brian Albert ALFORD on the day Albert started his career in banking at the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney

 

William Lindsay Cresswell ALFORD
William Lindsay Creswell ALFORD

 

Lindsay, Joan, Kerrie, Eva, Lindsay
Lindsay, Joan, Kerrie, Eva, Lindsay

 

Lindsay, Lindsay (grandson), Joan (daughter-in-law)), Kerrie (granddaughter), Eva (wife), Albert (son)
Lindsay, Lindsay (grandson), Joan (daughter-in-law)), Kerrie (granddaughter), Eva (wife), Albert (son)

 

Their first son William Lindsay Creswell alford served in the police force in the following capacities. Mounted Policeman at Taree, NSW, Detective Inspector for fifteen years at Newcastle, NSW, Crwon Sargent (sic), Armidale, NSW, Inspector at Goulburn, NSW, and Superintendent 1st Class, Sydney. When Lindsay arrived for duty at the C.I.B. he wore his "Mounted Police Uniform" and became known as "Pony" Alford. One important assignment he had was to extradite a wanted man from New Zealand.In 1952 he retired because of ill health and was awarded and received Long Service and Distinguished Service Medals.

11:1:1William Lindsay Creswell ALFORDb: 2: 5: 1896 Cowra NSWd: 18: 4: 1953 Kingsford NSWm: 11: 6: 1917 North Sydney NSWChildren: 3Eva Emma HUTCHBYb: 8: 2: 1896 Nottingham UKd: 5: 11: 1978 Sydney NSW

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The Sun, Sydney. Saturday 18 April 1953.  p3 article

DEATH OF EX-POLICE SUPT. ALFORD
 
William Lindsay Creswell Alford, 57, of Kingsford, who suffered a fatal collapse today, was the third ex-superintendent of police to die this week.
The others were Arthur Leary, 79, of Campbelltown, and William Chas Watkins, 63, of Bellevue Hill.
Mr. Alford had attended the funeral of Superintendent Watkins yesterday and went to his son’s home at Warrimoowhere he became ill.
 
He was being taken to Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney and died in the ambulance.
 
Mr. Alford was an inspector at North Sydney and Phillip St. before his appointment as Superintendent at Parkes. He retired because of ill-health.
 
 

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Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 – 1954), Saturday 16 June 1951, page 2


WON POLICE MEDAL

A distinguished police officer who was first stationed at Taree has been awarded the King’s Police and Fire Services Medal. He is Superintendent L. Alford,

of Kingsford. The medal is issued for gallantry and for distinguished services. Supt. Alford is a regular visitor to Taree. He is also a keen bowler.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article173002829.txt

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Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954), Saturday 24 June 1950, page 2


 Visitors to Forster during the week were Messrs. W. Matthews, J. Job, J. Townsend and W. Parker, well known professional and commercial men of Parkes. They were on a trip north to follow the sun.
All are friends of Police Superintendent Len Alford, at one time a police officer at Taree, who is a great advocate for Forster as a holiday resort amongst his friends in the Western part of the State.

 

 

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Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954), Wednesday 23 March 1949, page 4


PARTY FOR SGT. AND MRS. BLUNDEN

Sergeant and Mrs. Blunden were entertained by a large gathering of their friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. Yarad on Thursday night. An enjoyable musical programme was provided and at the conclusion of an excellent supper the chairman (Mr E. D. Graham) proposed the toast of Sergeant and Mrs. Blunden. He referred to the efficient manner that Sergeant Blunden had administered the Taree police district over the past three years. His remarks were supported by Mr W. P. Chapman, Mr. Hamilton Knight (Conciliation Commissioner), Superintendent L. Alford, Messrs. J. J. Northam, V. Hough (Clerk of Petty Sessions at Taree), E. McCartney, Mr. Simmons (Wingham), and Sergeant Fallon. Mr. Yarad, on behalf of the Lebanese ladies of Taree, presented Mrs. Blunden with a cut glass decanter and 12 goblets. After the joint toast had been enthusiastically honoured Sergeant Blunden and Mrs. Blunden expressed their appreciation of the enjoyable function held in their honor, the good wishes that had been extended to them and the acceptable gift.

Superintendent Alford, in proposing the toast of the host and hostess, paid a tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Yarad for having arranged such a really enjoyable function to farewell Sergeant and Mrs. Blunden.

Mr. Hamilton Knight moved a vote of appreciation to the chairman, and this concluded a happy evening.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article162458578.txt

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Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954), Wednesday 16 March 1949, page 2


Superintendent Lindsay Alford, with his wife and grandson, are the guests of Mr and Mrs J. J. Northam, of Taree.

Superintendent Alford is well known in this district, having been stationed at Taree as a constable.

He joined the Police Force at the same time as Sgt. Blunden, who will be leaving Taree in the near future to take over the Gosford Station.

Superintendent Alford is a keen bowler, and has paid several visits to the Taree green during his stay here.

 

 

Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 – 1954), Wednesday 16 March 1949, page 2


Police Superintendent L. Alford, at Parkes, accompanied by Mrs. Alford and their grandchild, are on a visit to the Manning as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Northam, of Taree.
It is 30 years all but two months since Supt. Alford came to Taree as a trooper.
His many friends were pleased to renew his acquaintance. At Taree bowling green on Saturday, the president (Mr. R. S. Butterworth) welcomed the visitor, who suitably responded, expressing his pleasure at being able to re-visit the Manning.

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Western Grazier (Wilcannia, NSW : 1896 – 1951), Friday 12 November 1948, page 3


 visit OF POLICE SUPERINTENDENT
Former prominent figure of the Criminal Investigation Branch and Homicide Squad, Superintendent Alford, now in charge of the Western Police District stationed at Parkes, last week paid a visit to Ivanhoe, where he was supervising Police matters generally.

 

 

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Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 – 1954), Friday 22 October 1948, page 10


Police Supt. Here This Evening

Superintendent W. L. Alford, officer in charge of the Western New South Wales Police District, will arrive in Broken Hill from Parkes by train, today.

Superintendent Alford recently took charge of the district from Superintendent H. C. R. Randell, who has been transferred to Goulburn.

It is understood that Superintendent Alford will make a tour of all stations in this sub-district. He will stay at the Freemasons Hotel.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article48575820.txt

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Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (NSW : 1887 – 1954), Friday 8 October 1948, page 7


Police Change

Police Superintendent H. C. Randall, who has been stationed in Parkes in charge of the Western police district since December, has received notice of his transfer to Goulburn. Supt. Randall, who expects to leave Parkes within two or three weeks, will be in charge of the Southern administrative district, the headquarters of which are at Goulburn.

He will be replaced in Parkes by Superintendent Alford, of Sydney.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article139666336.txt

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William George HOGG

William George HOGG

Victoria Police Force

Regd. #  6320

Rank:  Superintendent

Stations:  Gun Bower, Swan Hill

Service:  From  ? ? 1919  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:  * Police Valor Badge granted in 1923 for the arrest of an armed escapee from Castlemaine Prison

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Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

Regimental # 915

Enlisted:  19 August 1914 aged 19

Rank:  Driver

Unit:  Field Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4

Returned to Australia:  8 October 1918

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Born? ? ?

Died on:  Thursday  4 June 1953

Cause:  Illness – stomach cancer stemming from being ‘gassed’ during WWI

Age:  57

Funeral date:  Monday  8 June 1953

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Melton Cemetery, Centenary Ave, Melton, Victoria

Supt. William George HOGG
Supt. William George HOGG

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William George HOGG - death article. The Argus ( Melb. ) Tues 9 June 1953 p 6 of 16
William George HOGG – death article.
The Argus ( Melb. ) Tues 9 June 1953 p 6 of 16

Private William George HOGG
Private William George HOGG

William George HOGG - article 4 - VICPOL - Died 1953

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 William George HOGG - Military record 1

 

Constable William George Hogg 6320

Gunbower Police Station

Escaping from Castlemaine reformatory teenager Nathaniel Baker was tracked to the bank of the Murray at Braund’s farm, Wharparilla, 3 miles from Echuca. Mounted Constable Daniel O’Connor noticed impressions, which he recognised as those of boots worn by prisoners. Following the tracks for some distance, he learnt Braund’s boat having been taken from its mooring, evidence suggesting the fugitive travelled down stream. Setting off in pursuit, 3 miles from Lockington, he discovered the abandoned boat however no trace of the escaped prisoner.

Establishing through diligent enquiry a person, in possession of a double-barrelled gun, answering the description of Baker called at the farm of Mr. Williams, partaking of an evening meal. A request for cartridges was complied with without fuss with the provision of four.  Departing, Baker informing Williams he intended travelling to Gunbower.

Assisting in the search, officer in charge of Gunbower, Bill Hogg, upon receiving the information, travelled on the night of Tuesday 18 June 1923 with Mounted Constable Daniel O’Connor, to an abandoned hut on Gunbower Island, arriving about 11.30 p.m.

Cautiously approaching, the policing pair discovered their man asleep in the room; double-barrelled shotgun within easy grasp. Making a dash through a window, Bill Hogg secured the weapon, whilst Daniel O’Connor arrested the escapee without resistance. Without food and with little clothing, Baker told the police that he would not have attempted to use the gun even if the opportunity presented itself.

Placing a good mark on their records, Superintendent Donovan of Bendigo, recommended Constable Bill Hogg, of Gunbower, and Mounted Constable Daniel O’Connor, of Echuca, for pre-eminent valor and bravery in the discharge of their police duties in capturing Nathaniel Baker, on Gunbower Island on Thursday 15 June 1923, recommended the pair receive a Merit Badge.

Superintendent William George Hogg, of Swan Hill, died in the Police Hospital, St. Kilda Road, on 4 June 1953, aged 57 years, after a brief illness [stomach cancer]. Bacchus Marsh, Victoria born son of George William Hogg and Catherine Jane Watts, 19 years old groom, Bill Hogg landed at Gallipoli on Anzac Day with the 4th Battery; later to be gassed in the battle trenches of the Western Front, France.

Joining the Victoria Police Force in 1919, at the outbreak of the Second World War, Bill Hogg was one of the original team of four to establish D24. Superintendent William George Hogg was buried with full police honours at Melton, Victoria, leaving a wife and three daughters to mourn their loss.

 


 

 




Evan Clyde WILLIAMS

Evan Clyde WILLIAMS

Late of Macquarie St, South Windsor

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ????

Rank:  Constable

Stations:  Riverstone

ServiceFrom  28 March 1949  to  10 August 1953 =  4+ years Service

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World War II

Australian Imperial Force     Australian Army

Regiment:                      2/4 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment ( RAA )

Enlisted:                        9 July 1941, Paddington, NSW

Service #                        NX38321

Rank:                              Gunner

Embarkation:  ?

Next of kin:                   Ethel WILLIAMS

Born:                               12 January 1922

Religion:  ?

Single / Married:  ?

Returned to Australia:  ?

Date of Discharge:     12 October 1945

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Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  12 January 1922 at Leeton, NSW

Died on:   10 August 1953

Age:  30

Cause:   Motor Vehicle Accident – Police Bike – Rider

Event location:   Riverstone Rd, Riverstone

Event date:   9 August 1953

Death location:  Prince Henry Hospital

Funeral date:   12 August 1953

Funeral location:   ?

Funeral Parlour?

Buried at:   McGraths Hill Cemetery, Charles St

 Row 11, Plot 2

Memorial located at:   ?

 

Evan Clyde WILLIAMS

Gunner, Evan Clyde WILLIAMS
Gunner, Evan Clyde WILLIAMS

 

Evan Clyde WILLIAMS is buried with Ian Gary WILLIAMS - son - 1952 - 1957
Evan Clyde WILLIAMS is buried with Ian Gary WILLIAMS – son – 1952 – 1957

[Half headstone missing] …Memory of / …OUR FOND FATHER / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 30 YEARS / …o / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 5 YEARS / …ISSED. [Note: Earlier transcriptions have Evan Clyde Williams died 11th August 1953 aged 30 years & Ian Gary Willilams died 23rd November 1957 aged 5 years]
[Half headstone missing] …Memory of / …OUR FOND FATHER / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 30 YEARS / …o / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 5 YEARS / …ISSED. [Note: Earlier transcriptions have Evan Clyde Williams died 11th August 1953 aged 30 years & Ian Gary Williams died 23rd November 1957 aged 5 years]
Evan Clyde WILLIAMS

Evan Clyde WILLIAMS

 

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On the evening of 9 August, 1953 Constable Williams was riding a police motor cycle outfit along Riverstone Road, Riverstone when the cycle collided with another vehicle which had been travelling in the opposite direction. The constable was treated at the scene before being conveyed to the Hawkesbury District Hospital suffering from severe injuries including a fractured skull. He was transferred to the Prince Henry Hospital that night, where he was operated on, however he died on 11 10 August, 1953 without regaining consciousness.

The constable was on his way home from duty when the accident occurred.

The constable was born in 1923 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 28 March, 1949. At the time of his death he was stationed at Riverstone.

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Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), Friday 14 August 1953, page 2


EX-RESIDENT OF MERUNGLE HILL KILLED IN ACCIDENT

The Late Cst. E. Williams

Residents of Merungle Hill were shocked to learn of the death of Constable Evan Williams, who died on Monday night as the result of injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident.

The late Mr. Williams was a member of the Police Force, and while riding a motor cycle between Parramatta and Windsor on Sunday night his machine came into collision with a motor car. He sustained a fractured skull, and a broken leg. He was taken by Ambulance to the Coast Hospital where doctors performed an operation in an effort to save his life. Despite the best medical skill however, he died from his injuries. The late Mr. Williams’ parents who reside at Merungle Hill, did not learn of the accident until told about it by a neighbor on Monday morning who had heard it In a news bulletin broadcast over the air. Mr. Williams immediately got into touch with the police who informed him that they had been endeavouring to locate him. Mr. and Mrs. Williams caught Monday night’s train for Sydney, but when they arrived at the Hospital the sad news had to be broken to them that their son had passed away during the night. The late Evan Clyde Williams was born at his parents home which is situated opposite the Merungle Hill School where he received his first schooling. He later attended the Leeton Intermediate High School. He was a returned soldier of the second World War and saw service In the Middle East and New Guinea. He was about 31 years of age, and is survived by his wife and two children. The funeral was held at the Windsor Cemetery on Wednesday. Mrs. Eckley, a next door neighbor of the Williams family, who had known the deceased ever since he was a little boy, said that the news of his untimely death came as a great shock to the people of Merungle Hill where he was so well-known and the shock was all the greater because of the fact that the announcement came so suddenly and unexpectedly over the air.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156130553

 

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Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Wednesday 12 August 1953, page 28


WILLIAMS, Evan Clyde.— August 10, 1953 (suddenly), late police constable, dearly loved husband of Pyhllis Williams of Macquarie street, South Windsor, and dear father of Graham and Ian, aged 30 years.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18390127

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Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Tuesday 11 August 1953, page 21


POLICEMAN DIES

Constable Evan Clyde Williams, 30, of Riverstone, who was seriously hurt when his motorcycle outfit collided with a car near Vineyards railway station, Windsor, on Sunday night, died in Prince Henry Hospital early today.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230220323

 

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Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), Tuesday 5 August 1941, page 2


FATHER AND SON IN KHAKI

Corporal Evan Williams, a Digger of the last war, who is now serving with the Hay Garrison, was seen in Leeton during the week-end with his son, Gunner Evan Clyde Williams, also in khaki. The latter has enlisted for service abroad, and is attached to the anti-tank reinforcements. Mr. Williams senior arranged his leave to be home with his son, and also to attend the 21st birthday party given in honor of his daughter, Joy, last night. She was the first baby born on Merungle Hill soldier settlement.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156075803

 

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Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), Tuesday 9 November 1943, page 2


WAR CASUALTIES

WOUNDED IN ACTION

GUNNER EVAN CLYDE WILLIAMS as been wounded in action. Gunner Williams, who served in the Middle East, was in action in New Guinea. His father Cpl. Evan Williams, is attached to the garrison force at Hay. The wounded soldier’s mother, who resides at Merungle Hill, is at present a patient in the District Hospital, where she underwent an operation. The telegram containing the notification read as follows: ‘I regret to inform you that Gunner Evan Clyde Williams has been wounded in action. The Minister for the Army extends his sincere sympathy.’

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156038450

 

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Relatives of killed officer Evan Clyde Williams being sought




Garnet Frederick MORTLEY

Garnet Frederick MORTLEY

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  6325

Rank:  Constable

Stations:  Special Traffic Patrol ( S.T.P. ) – North Sydney

Service:  From 17 January 1949 to 1 June 1953 =4+ years Service

Awards?

Born: ? ? 1928

Event date:  27 May 1953

Event location:  ( Old ) Princes Hwy, near Waterfall

Died on:  1 June 1953

Cause:  Injuries sustained in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Age:  25

Funeral date:  Wednesday 3 June 1953

Funeral locationMethodist Church, Halhousie St, Haberfield @ 11am

Buried at:  Cremated at Rookwood Crematorium

 

Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra. Constable Garnet Frederick MORTLEY
Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra.
Constable Garnet Frederick MORTLEY

 

Plaques commemorate eight officers from Sutherlands Local Area Command who were killed in the line of duty. The names of the men and details of how they died hang on plaques in the foyer of the station. The plaques were unveiled during the 150th anniversary of policing in New South Wales.
Plaques commemorate eight officers from Sutherland Local Area Command who were killed in the line of duty. The names of the men and details of how they died hang on plaques in the foyer of the station. The plaques were unveiled during the 150th anniversary of policing in New South Wales.

On 27 May, 1953 Constable Mortley was riding a Police Special Traffic Patrol solo cycle to Sydney following an escort to the south coast. Whilst travelling along the Princes Highway near Waterfall, the front tyre on the cycle blew out. The constable was thrown to the roadway, sustaining compound fractures and severe head injuries. He was conveyed to the St George District Hospital, where he died five days later.

 

The constable was born in 1928 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 January, 1949. At the time of his death he was attached to the Special Traffic Patrol, Sydney.

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Illawarra Daily Mercury ( Wollongong )     Thursday  28 May 1953     page 1 of 12

Police Motor Cyclist Critically Injured  

A Sydney police motor cyclist was critically injured when he lost control of his motor cycle on the Prince’s Highway on the southern side of Waterfall yesterday afternoon.

He got into difficulties on a corner at the bottom of a long hill on his way back to Sydney after escorting two big lorries through to the South Coast.

His cycle swerved and hit a lorry which was travelling in an opposite direction.

The rider was thrown to the side of the road and the motor cycle careered on along the road and crashed into another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

The cyclist suffered a compound comminuted fracture of the thigh, a compound comminuted fracture of the elbow, severe head injuries, internal injuries and severe shock. The motor cycle was completely wrecked.

St. George Ambulance rushed him to St. George District Hospital.   His condition last night was described as “very low”

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/134151260

 

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The Sydney Morning Herald        Tuesday  2 June 1953         page 14 of 42

MORTLEY Garnet Frederick – June 1 1953 at St George Hospital (result of accident), dearly beloved husband of Elaine Estelle and loving father of Christine, aged 25 years.

MORTLEY, Garnet Frederick – June 1 1953 at St George Hospital (result of accident), loved son of Garnet (Dick) and Lillian Mortley and dear grandson of Elsie May and the late Frederick Shettle and Mrs C F and the late Charles Mortley.

MORTLEY Garnet Frederick – June 1 1953 at St George Hospital (result of accident), loved son-in-law of James Clifford and Nellie Evelyn Hay and dear brother-in-law of Evelyn Hay.

MORTLEY – The Relatives and Friends of the late GARNET FREDERICK MORTLEY of 36 Dalmar Street Croydon are invited to attend his Funeral to leave the Methodist Church, Dalhousie Street Haberfield Tomorrow (Wednesday)  after service commencing at 11 a m for the Rookwood Crematorium.

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237 – 9 Liverpool Road Ashfield

MORTLEY – The Relatives and Friends of Mr and Mrs W. W. Dennis Mr and Mrs C Ingle-Olson, Mr and Mrs H Ingle-Olson,  Mr. and Mrs T Shirley,  Mr and Mrs J Menzies, Mr. L. Traynor and Families, are invited to attend the Funeral of their loved Nephew and Cousin, GARNET FREDERICK to leave the Methodist Church Haberfield, after service at 11 am Wednesday for Rookwood Crematorium.

 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/18371123

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The Sydney Morning Herald        Wednesday  3 June 1953         page 30 of 31

MORTLEY – Lodge Minimbah No 781 U. G. L. of N S W and Sister Lodges – Officers and Brethren are Invited to attend the Funeral of their late esteemed Bro. GARNET FREDERICK MORTLEY to leave the Methodist church Dalhousie Street Haberfield This Day after service commencing at 11 a m for the Rookwood Crematorium (Regalia ) F S GLOSS, W.M.; A. A.  J GREEN Sec.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/18377764

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The Sydney Morning Herald        Thursday  16 July 1953         page 5 of 22

Constable’s Death Accidental

The City Coroner, Mr. E. J. Forrest, S.M., yesterday recorded a verdict of accidental death at the inquest on Constable Garnet Frederick Mortley, 25, of Croydon Road, Croydon.

Constable Mortley, who was attached to the Public Safety Bureau, North Sydney, was riding a police motor cycle outfit along Prince’s Highway, near Waterfall, on May 27, when the front tyre burst.

The outfit collided with a lorry and Constable Mortley was thrown to the road. He died from injuries at St. George District Hospital on June 1.

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Location of Church Service

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Residence of Garnet MORTLEY at the time of his deathhttps://www.google.com.au/maps/@