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David ROBERTS

David A. J. ROBERTS

AKA 

Late of Windsor?, NSW  

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy  –  Class #  “possibly” DDP 01 ( CEP 98/2 ) Class 274 

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  32835

 

Service:  From pre December 1998   to   26 January 2017  =  18 years Service ? ? ?

 

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

Probationary Constable- appointed “possibly” 22 December 1998

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Constable 

 

Stations?, Liverpool ( 22 Division ), “possibly” a Rejoinee:  Burwood, Bass Hill, Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad ( MEOCS ), the Rocks, Leichhardt ( Glebe ) Detectives –  Retirement

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born:  Wednesday  30 September 1970

Died on:  Monday  6 January 2020

Age:  49 years, 3 month

 

Cause:  Cancer – stage four non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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 ( May 2021 )

 

 

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


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Doctors refuse to treat a tough-as-nails anti-bikie cop who has just days to live – even though life-saving surgery is available and he’s willing to sign a waiver

  • Specialists refused potentially life saving cancer treatment to a former cop 
  • David Roberts has just weeks to live unless he receives experimental treatment
  • But medics are nervous the untested treatment could have adverse affects 

David Roberts (pictured during treatment) is hoping for one more chance at life after traditional cancer treatments failed
David Roberts (pictured during treatment) is hoping for one more chance at life after traditional cancer treatments failed.

Specialist doctors have refused potentially life saving cancer treatment to a former police officer because they can’t guarantee it will work.

David Roberts, 49, is willing to sign a waiver clearing medics at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred of any wrongdoing should he have an adverse reaction to the experimental medication.

The father-of-three has been given just two weeks left to live after other treatments for his stage four non-Hodgkin lymphoma failed.

Mr Roberts (pictured with his younger daughter just a year ago) said his condition deteriorated quickly in the time after this picture was taken.
Mr Roberts (pictured with his younger daughter just a year ago) said his condition deteriorated quickly in the time after this picture was taken.

He said he will likely die whether or not he has the treatment, but wants doctors to give him one last chance at life.

The former NSW detective (pictured during an interview in 2019) appealed for help to get permission to use the treatment, which normally costs $500,000. Dave ROBERTS
The former NSW detective (pictured during an interview in 2019) appealed for help to get permission to use the treatment, which normally costs $500,000.

 

The CAR T-cell treatment, which costs $500,000, is currently being tested in clinical trials across the nation, but anyone ‘qualified to administer it isn’t prepared to do so’ in Mr Roberts’ case, The Australian reported.

It requires removing T-blood cells from the body – which doctors have already done for Mr Roberts – before mutating them and reintegrating them back into the patient’s system.

The mutated cells hopefully then fight the cancerous cells on their own.

But doctors fear the treatment could actually cause him harm or make his condition worse, which would breach their ethical obligations.

 

David Roberts

 

The well-respected former NSW detective and his family called upon politicians to help him secure the treatment when he first learned of his terminal diagnosis.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt personally lobbied on Mr Roberts‘ behalf, as did NSW Police Minister David Elliott, who wrote to PM Scott Morrison asking for his support.

‘Like every officer who dedicates and often risks his or her life to keep the community safe, the State owes him a debt we can never repay,’ Mr Elliott said.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard agreed the government would help cover the cost of the therapy.

 

David ROBERTS

 

Mr Roberts’ colleagues described him as a great, case-hardened detective who put people’s lives first in his two-decade career.

He worked his way up from a local cop at the Burwood Local Area Command to the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad and was decorated for his arrests and work ethic.

His daughter Reanna wrote a letter to politicians after his terminal diagnosis, reminding them that her father ‘has been an outstanding civil servant and showcased strength and courage like no other person.

‘This is our last opportunity to save our dad’s life,’ she wrote.

The news that he will not be granted access to the treatment has shocked Mr Roberts, his family and everyone in his corner who had been lobbying tirelessly.

‘Inaction will mean certain death,’ Mr Roberts said. ‘They’ve already got my T cells harvested and ready to go. Instead of giving me a chance, why would they let me… die when there is another option?’

Mr Roberts cannot travel overseas to find a doctor willing to administer the treatment because he is quickly deteriorating.

But the Sydney Local Health District is standing by its decision.

A spokeswoman said: ‘We must ensure experiment­al treatments are safe and approp­riate for the patients involved­. The decision not to proceed­ with treatment has been made by a panel of national expert­s in this field.’

 

Doctors refuse life saving cancer treatment for former cop because it is too risky | Daily Mail Online

 


 

 

First interview: Policeman who shot Constable Bill Crews talks about the pain of the dark day that claimed his mate’s life

THE incident lasted just 2.8 seconds – from the time police shouted “search warrant” to the last of five bullets being fired. For three years Detective Senior Constable Dave Roberts, 42, has been struggling to understand how a routine warrant ended with his mate killed from a bullet he fired.”For a long time I couldn’t think clearly about the matter,” Roberts said.

Bill Crews

In 2010, his team from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad were in the carpark of a Bankstown unit block to search drug supplier Philip Nguyen, 55.

It was considered so low-risk that detectives walked into the garage without guns drawn.

Constable Crews, 26, had just joined the squad as a highly recommended recruit. He was carrying a folder under his arm.

Extensive intelligence checks would tell police Nguyen was not armed.

Then they spotted him.

Roberts remembers an incredibly cramped space, Nguyen walking quickly out of his garage, the muzzle of his gun flashing as it fired, and Crews promptly returning fire three times.

“I’ve dropped what I was holding, drew my gun and fired once,” he said. “All that took less than three seconds.”

His words slow as he recalls regrouping with his colleagues behind a brick wall when the shooting stopped. They realised Bill was missing.

“We were looking down the garage … we saw Bill lying motionless.”

He exhales deeply before continuing.

“I was expecting to see Nguyen on the ground as well. I was hoping like crazy my round had struck him.

“About 10 seconds after it dawned on me that my round may have struck Bill.” Roberts‘ world fell apart after that night – his colleagues’ too. The commanding officer who approved the warrant later quit the force and to this day blames himself for the whole incident.

Another detective who saw the tragedy unfold self-medicates with alcohol and medication. He is a mess.

Roberts suffered the most. He has held his silence since but agreed to share his story in the hope it might assist others suffering extreme trauma.

His path has been a lonely one. It is the only friendly fire case in NSW Police Force history where a policeman has died in the line of duty.

After the incident he was taken to hospital and treated for injuries caused during a grief-stricken rage. His knuckles still bear the scars from that night as he tried to punch holes through brick walls inside the garage.

He woke to discover Nguyen was in custody and uninjured, ending any hope his bullet struck its intended target.

A carload of senior police would arrive on his doorstep later that evening to break the news his bullet struck Crews.

“That was one of the worst days of my life.”

At his lowest point Roberts was gambling heavily and dependent on Xanax to regulate his moods. He also began experiencing debilitating panic attacks. He had previously never gone near a poker machine now he was addicted. His marriage of 18 years nearly collapsed.

“I lost thousands over a 12-month period. Initially I played low amounts _ $10 at a time _ but on occasions I would put in $500. It was an escape … a very expensive way to numb the mind.”

With the help of sessions at a post-traumatic stress clinic he managed to walk away from gambling in April last year but there would be other struggles.

 Police officers carry the coffin of Constable Bill Crews into St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney. Picture: Chris Pavlich
Police officers carry the coffin of Constable Bill Crews into St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney. Picture: Chris Pavlich

 

Crews’ desk had been left untouched when he returned to work a month after the incident. Little reminders of him were everywhere. They exchanged two emails just before heading off that night.

“I’ve only just deleted them,” Roberts said. “I kept them for two years.

“When I hit send on those emails everything was good. Bill was still alive. They’re a painful reminder.” Compounding his grief were reports suggesting the search was “botched”, implying he was clumsy or ill-prepared.

“It hits hard,” he said. “I knew the word `botched’ wasn’t a nice word. I looked it up and the definition is everything I’m not.”

Nguyen‘s solicitor would later assert in court that Roberts, a stickler for safety precaution, was the only officer wearing a ballistic vest that night. Incorrect. Another detective, Tom Howes ( # 40442 ) was wearing body armour – and for good reason. Howes was with Roberts the night of December 27, 2007, when a Comanchero bikie pointed a gun in their direction during a traffic stop, prompting two shots to be fired.

Both officers, ever since, insist on body armour.

Until just a few months ago, Roberts said he could not forgive himself. Nagging questions were dogging his mind. What if he had aimed better? What if the bullet had been two centimetres to the right? What if the gun was angled higher?

He would return to the Bankstown garage several months after the shooting with two police colleagues – one a tactical weapons expert, the other a detective – to reconstruct the incident and seek their impartial advice.

Statistically it was impossible to replicate the circumstances of the shooting. The whole thing was a tragic, freakish one-in-a-million, they said.

“I beat myself up for a long time over this,” Roberts said, citing family, close friends, police colleagues and the police chaplain, Frank, as those who brought him back from his living hell. “I don’t `what if‘ so much anymore. I don’t blame myself anymore.”

Nguyen has been sentenced to seven years jail over the death of Crews that night. Prosecutors have appealed, saying the punishment was “manifestly inadequate“.

Roberts is still in the force, but in a different command. He has several important reasons for staying – he wants to set a positive example for people and show life can go on after even the worst tragedies. The job, he says, is an extremely noble profession. But a major factor that is close to his heart is Crews‘ mother. “I made a promise to Sharon … She said if we left the cops it would compound her grief.”

On September 8, the anniversary of Crews’ death, Roberts will visit the memorial. Every year he goes by himself, looks at Crews‘ name, and remembers that night and his colleague in private.

“There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about what happened and not a day goes by where I don’t think about Bill. And there hasn’t been for the past three years.

“I think about Bill only being a young man and he had everything ahead of him.

“I know he was well-loved by his family, by his friends.

“I know there isn’t a day that goes by (that) they wouldn’t miss him either.”

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/first-interview-policeman-who-shot-constable-bill-crews-talks-about-the-pain-of-the-dark-day-that-claimed-his-mate8217s-life/story-fni0cx12-1226694791012?sv=21594397341dde5ed0034d1b90af49ac#.UgcRY52gDmI.facebook


 

 

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
20 May 2021


 

 

 




Graeme Charles ROOSKOV

Graeme Charles ROOSKOV

AKA 

Late of Kolan, ( Bundaberg ), Qld

Maybe related to Charles Anderson ROOSKOV, NSWPF # 13581 – Born 1947  

 

NSW Police Training Centre Redfern –  Class #  078 

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  9293

 

Service:  From 6 April 1959   to   11 May 1991  =  32 years, 1 month, 5 days  Service 

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 6 April 1959 ( aged 23 years, 4 months, 23 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday  1 June 1959 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 18 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 June 1965 ( South District )  

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 1 June 1969  

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

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 May 1974

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 31 March 1984

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed 15 June 1988 ( Division Commander – Mudgee ) 

 

Final Rank =  Detective Chief Inspector 

 

Stations?, Tumut ( Cst – Cst 1/c )( 1965, Det SenCon 1969 ), Mudgee ( 1977 ), Dubbo Dets ( Det Sgt 3/c )( May 1979 ), ?, District Detective Inspector – Dubbo ( Det Sgt 1/c – Det Insp )( 1985 ), Division Commander – Mudgee ( Chief Insp )( 1988 ), ?

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 55 years, 5 months, 27 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 28 years, 7 months, 0 days

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 15 September 1980 ( Det Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Det Sgt 1/c )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Det Sgt 1/c )

 

 Born:  Thursday  14 November 1935

Died on: Wednesday  11 December 2019 ( peacefully in his sleep at home )

Age:  84 years, 24 days 

 

Cause?

Event location:  Home, Kolan, ( Bundaberg ), Qld

Event date ?

 

Funeral date17 December 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location Rose Chapel, 22 Toonburra St, Bundaberg, Qld

Funeral Parlour:  Generation Funerals, 22 Toonburra St, Bundaberg, Qld

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

Graeme Charles ROOSKOV, Graeme ROOSKOV

Graeme Charles ROOSKOV, Graeme ROOSKOV

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


 

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Dubbo Police Administrative District C.I.B. Staff - May 1979 Standing ( L - R ) P.C. Cst 1/c S.T. MARKS ( Stock / CIB - Dubbo ), P.C. Cst 1/c R.J. DUNN ( Dubbo ), DetCst 1/c Paul F. COLE ( Walgett ), Det SenCon M.B. SULLIVAN ( Dubbo ), Det SenCon S.E. KING ( Cobar ), P.C SenCst B.E. PREO ( Walgett ), Det SenCon A.D. DAWSON ( Mudgee ), Det SenCon G.S. HICKEY ( Bourke ) Seated: Det Sgt 3/c L.H. De AUDNEY ( Walgett ), Det Sgt 3.c G.C. ROOSKOV ( Dubbo ), Det Sgt 1/c R.B. KELLY ( Dubbo ), Det Sgt 3/c J.E. HAMPSTEAD ( Mudgee ), Det Sgt 3/c P.J. RANKIN ( Bourke ) Absent: Det SenCon W.A. COLE ( Dubbo ), P.C. Cst K.I. McMAHON ( Policewoman - Dubbo )
Dubbo Police Administrative District
C.I.B. Staff – May 1979
Standing ( L – R ) P.C. Cst 1/c S.T. MARKS ( # 14382 )( Stock / CIB – Dubbo ), P.C. Cst 1/c R.J. DUNN ( # 15126 )( Dubbo ), DetCst 1/c Paul F. COLE ( # 14428 )( Walgett ), Det SenCon M.B. SULLIVAN ( # 12950 )( Dubbo ), Det SenCon S.E. KING ( # 14035 )( Cobar ), P.C SenCst B.E. PREO ( # 11714 )( Walgett ), Det SenCon A.D. DAWSON ( # 11955 )( Mudgee ), Det SenCon G.S. HICKEY ( # 11143 )( Bourke )
Seated: Det Sgt 3/c L.H. De AUDNEY ( # 10059 )( Walgett ), Det Sgt 3.c G.C. ROOSKOV ( # 9293 )( Dubbo ), Det Sgt 1/c R.B. KELLY ( # 7264 )( Dubbo ), Det Sgt 3/c J.E. HAMPSTEAD ( # 10503 )( Mudgee ), Det Sgt 3/c Peter J. RANKIN ( # 10719 )( Bourke )
Absent: Det SenCon W.A. COLE ( # 13263 )( Dubbo ), P.C. Cst K.I. McMAHON ( # 17309 )( Policewoman – Dubbo )


 

November 14, 1935 – December 11, 2019

Burial Date December 17, 2019

Family and friends are invited to the celebration of Graeme’s life with a service to be held Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in the Rose Chapel, 22 Toonburra St, commencing at 11am.

In Lieu of flowers donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated (envelopes at the service).

Aged 84 Years.

Late of South Kolan, passed away at home December 11, 2019.

Adored Husband to Beverley, loved Father to Larry and Janelle, loving Father in law to John and Grandfather to Tara, Isaac, Lyndall and Sam and Great Grandfather to Quinlan, Casper, Arlen and Ariel.

“Sadly missed”

 

Posted by:
John Hams

Posted on:
December 16, 2019

Graeme, it was great working with you at Dubbo, in my role as the communications technical officer. The big search around Goodooga comes to mind. It heightened my existing respect for you, your decision making, your concern for the welfare of other police in the search and especially your devilish sense of humour. RIP, mate. John Hams Retired Inspector Registered number 14022

 

 

Red-Heart Obituaries

The Best adopted Dad ever xooo

Lit by Jen
Red-Heart Obituaries

Love you forever Daddy

Lit by Nelly
Red-Heart Obituaries

Respected brother

Lit by Rosemary Scott
Red-Rose Obituaries

in my heart and memories for e

Lit by Robyn

 

 

Obituaries

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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Saturday 10 July 1965, page 3

Constables promoted

Promotions for constables at Goulburn, Nowra and Tumut were announced yesterday by the NSW Police Commissioner, Mr Allan.

Constables J. B. Goof ( # ???? – by 1968 he does not appear in the Stud Book ) and P. J. Madden ( # 9294 )( Goulburn ), A. Shaw ( # 9326 )( Nowra ) and G. C. Rooskov ( # 9293 )( Tumut ), all become Constables First Class.

10 Jul 1965 – Constables promoted – Trove


 

 

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Friday 1 August 1969, page 10

‘No reason’ for shooting mother

SYDNEY, Thursday. — Central Criminal Court was told today that a youth had killed his mother by shooting her through the back of her head for no apparent reason.

Robert George McAlister, 17, of Blowering Road, Tumut, pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter. The Crown accepted the plea to the lesser charge.

Detective Sergeant G. C. Rooskov, of Tumut, said McAlister had gone to the Tumut Police Station at 1pm on August 7 last year and said he had shot his mother. Sergeant Rooskov said McAlister, then 16, had shown no emotion while telling his story.

McAlister had said that after he had dug up a rabbit burrow, his mother had told him to return the spade to his aunt. As she was walking away he had shot her through the head.

Sergeant Rooskov said McAlister was a member of the Young Anglicans Fellowship, a member of a tight-knit and happy family, and an average student.

Mr Justice O’Brien remanded McAlister for sentence.

01 Aug 1969 – ‘No reason’ for shooting mother – Trove


NSW Fallen Police FB Group
17 April 2021
Graeme was a thoroughly decent human being and a friend to all that knew him.
On the day before his passing, he held the esteemed and usual job of being Father Christmas, at our retired police end of year party in Hervey Bay.
As it happened, we had a bit of time up our sleeve before lunch, so he was asked to give a talk on his career and family.
It was one that he spoke fondly of, and justifiably proud of. The next day he sadly passed.
RIP Graeme.

 

 


 

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
 17 April 2021


 

 

 




Stephen Gordon NIXON

Stephen Gordon NIXON

AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko

Late of Casino, NSW

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  227

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 3998

ProCst # 98464

Regd. #  23842

RankCommenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Wednesday  1 April 1987 ( aged 22 years, 2 months, 2 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 26 June 1987 ( aged 22 years, 5 months, 23 days )

Constable – appointed 26 June 1988

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank = Leading Senior Constable

Stephen Gordon NIXON AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko, Stephen NIXON, Steve NIXON

Stations?, Casino Traffic & Highway Patrol Command – Death

Service:  From 1 April 1987  to 24 November 2019 =  32 years, 7 months, 23 days Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born:  Sunday  3 January 1965

Died on: Sunday 24 November 2019 pre 7.30pm

Age:  54 yrs  10 mths  21 days

CauseSuicide – PTSD

Event location: ?

Event date Sunday 24 November 2019

Funeral date: TBA

Funeral location: TBA

 

Funeral Parlour: TBA

 

Buried at: Cremated – Ashes buried

Ashes:  Partly spread between his mum ( Peggy ) and dads ( Gordon ) graves – Section D, Row H, Plot 45 – Casino Cemetery, West St, Casino, NSW

Stephen Gordon NIXON AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko, Stephen NIXON, Steve NIXON

Stephen Gordon NIXON AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko, Stephen NIXON, Steve NIXON

Stephen Gordon NIXON AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko, Stephen NIXON, Steve NIXON

Memorial located at: Garden area of Casino HWP Office, NSW

Stephen Gordon NIXON AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko, Stephen NIXON, Steve NIXON, Casino HWP
Memorial outside of Casino HWP Office, NSW

 

STEVEN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE


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Sincere sympathy to Julie and their 3 children.

 


Steve was the Longest Serving member of Casino Police Station – having worked from there for over 30 years.

Stephen Gordon NIXON AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko, Stephen NIXON, Steve NIXON, Memorial Board


 

 

 




David DICKMAN

David DICKMAN

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class #  “possibly” 003 – 006

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  5857

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 27 October 1947

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 28 June 1964

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 26 August 1974

Inspector  – appointed 14 November 1979 in lieu of 18 November 1979

Final Rank = Inspector

Stations?, Lithgow?, Cowra – Woodstock ( 1955 – 1958+ ), North Coast District ( 1964 ), Balmain – Retirement

Service:  From ? ? pre Oct 1947?  to 17 September 1981 =  33+ years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born: Tuesday  7 August 1928

Died on: Monday  18 November 2019

Age: 91yrs  3mths  11days

Cause: ?

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Tuesday  26 November 2019 @ 1pm

Funeral location: Springwood Baptist Church, 313 Macquarie Rd, Springwood, NSW

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

 

 

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


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Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 10 June 1955 (No.57), page 1567

THE undermentioned member of the Police Force to exercise, within the Licensing District preceding his name, the authority conferred by section 63, subsection 1, of the Liquor Act, 1912, as amended by subsequent Acts, from the date specified, viz:—

Cowra.— Constable David Dickman, stationed at Woodstock, vice Constable L. C. G. Keenan, transferred,— from 23rd April, 1955

J. J. CAHILL, Premier.

10 Jun 1955 – APPOINTMENTS. – Trove

 

Note:

PM from Gordon Weaver # 8167

Cal, I was stationed at Cowra in 1957/58, Dave Dickman was then stationed at Woodstock, our stations were part of the Forbes Police Division.

Used to see a lot of Dave Dickman who was an outstanding fellow and one the nicest persons you would ever meet.

I called him the Gentle Giant because of his size, he had arms like a Brick shit-house and in the 1950;s he was the Australian Champion Axeman.

No chance of a bushfire at Woodstock whilst he was there because he cut all the Bloody Trees down for practise.

I don’t know how many times he won the Axeman championship at the Sydney Royal Show but in the 50’s I think the Axemen turned up just to compete against Him.

RIP Good Friend.

 

glw


Lithgow Mercury (NSW : 1898 – 1954),

Friday 15 October 1954, page 6

 

DELAYED INQUEST ON TRUCK TRAGEDY

A man who lost control of a truck descending a hill near Sodwalls on November 7, 1953, died from injuries received when the vehicle ran over his body, Mr. E. B. Watkins, district coroner, found yesterday.

Mr. Watkins was inquiring into the death of Francis James Blewett, who fell from the vehicle as it descended the hill.

Details of the accident were given by William James Wade, welder, of Commens – street, Wallerawang. Wade said that, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, he left Wallerawang in the cab of a truck which contained three other men, Victor Doggett, Horace Fitzgerald and deceased.

They were going to Tarana to pick up some potatoes. Blewett was driving, Fitzgerald was sitting beside him and Doggett was “nursing” Wade.

As the lorry began to descend the hill someone called out ‘ “grab the wheel.” The truck was out of control and Wade grabbed for the wheel. The truck left the road and ran up a bank where it stopped.

Deceased was lying about 20 or 30 yards back and appeared to be unconscious. There were abrasions across his chest.

Wade said he could not get the truck away from the bank and he stayed with Blewett while one of the other men went towards Sodwalls, and one back in the direction they had come.

Blewett appeared to die five or six minutes after the others left.

Const. David Dickman told the coroner of inquiries he had made and of an investigation of the accident scene. It appeared as if the truck struck an embankment on the right hand side, causing the door on the driver’s side to fly open.

Dr. A. L. Langley, Government Medical Officer, detailed superficial injuries to Blewett’s body. However, a post mortem revealed a puncture of the chest wall, extensive fractures of the ribs, a pierced lung which was crushed. Deceased’s spleen was also very badly crushed.

In his opinion death was due to crushed injuries to deceased’s lungs and a ruptured spleen. The injuries were consistent with the wheels of a truck passing over his body.

Mr. Watkins found accordingly.

15 Oct 1954 – DELAYED INQUEST ON TRUCK TRAGEDY – Trove


 

 




Byron Edrick James SMITH

Byron Edrick James SMITH

AKA ” Bill Clifford “

Late of  ?

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class #  “possibly” 016

but 016 allegedly Attested on 16 Dec 1949Class 017 Attested on 16 March 1950

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  6601

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 16 January 1950

Senior Constable – appointed 20 August 1962 ( 7mths Seniority loss )

Does NOT appear in the 1979 Stud Book

 

Final Rank = ?

Stations?

Service:  From ? ? pre Jan 1950?  to ? ? ?? years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born: Monday  28 February 1921

Died on: Thursday  7 November 2019

Age: 98yrs  8mths  10days

Cause: ?

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Friday  15 November 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location: Anglican Church, Gosford ( adjacent to the Police Stn )

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Wamberal Cemetery, Ulamba Ave, Wamberal, NSW

Memorial located at: ?

Byron Edrick James SMITH
Byron Edrick James SMITH Photos by Udo Starkis

Byron Edrick James SMITH Photos by Udo Starkis
Byron Edrick James SMITH Photos by Udo Starkis

 

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


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Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Tuesday 3 August 1954, page 6

Sailor Faces Three Charges

Brian Cotter, 26, sailor, of the H.M.A.S. Sydney, was charged in Central Court of Petty Sessions yesterday with having assaulted Constable Byron Smith on Sunday.

He also was charged with having behaved in an offensive manner, and used indecent language in Darlinghurst Road on the same day.

The Police Prosecutor, Sergeant R. D. Martin, told the Court police were not sure of the extent of the constable’s injuries, and a further charge might be preferred.

Mr. A. S. Tuncheon remanded Cotter on all charges to August 16, and allowed bail of £20.

03 Aug 1954 – Sailor Faces Three Charges – Trove


 

Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 – 1954),

Wednesday 6 May 1953, page 3

Branxton Sport Parade

( By “The Old Sideliner” )

Former middleweight boxing champion of the Northern coalfield, Byron Smith, paid a brief visit to Branxton at the week-end. Known better under his nom-de-ring of “Bill Clifford”, Byron is now a member of the metropolitan police force.

06 May 1953 – Branxton Sport Parade – Trove

 

 

 

 

At the time of publishing – nothing further, than what is recorded above, could be found on this man, his life or career.

 

Cal

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Malcolm Thomas PASCOE

Malcolm Thomas PASCOE

AKA Mal

Late of Moss Vale, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  150

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  17255

Rank:  Commenced as a Trainee at Redfern Academy – 16 February 1976

Probationary Constable – appointed 23 April 1976

Constable – appointed 23 April 1977

Constable 1st Class – appointed 23 April 1981

Senior Constable – appointed 23 April 1985

Detective – appointed 3 May 1991

Final Rank = Detective Senior Constable

Stations?, Liverpool GDs ( 22 Division )( 1978 – Jan 1979 ),

Green Valley GDs ( 22 Division )( Jan 1979 – ? ),

Campbelltown Detectives ( 35 Division ), 

Bowral Detectives ( 1997 to 2001 )

Camden Detectives ( 2001 – 2002 ) – Retired H O D

Service:  From ? ? pre April 1976?  to 8 November 2002 ( H O D ) =  26+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 17 March 1992 ( Det SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 19 December 2001 ( Det SenCon )

Commended for Courage & Devotion to Duty – as per March 1979 article below

BornSaturday  15 January 1955

Died on:  Wednesday  20 November 2019

Age: 64yrs  10mths  5days

Cause: Cancer – of the tongue

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Thursday 28 November 2019 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, NSW ( South Chapel )

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated

Memorial located at: ?

Malcolm Thomas PASCOE

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Malcolm is described as:

a “no nonsense Police Officer” who

“Didn’t mind a bit of overtime”,

“was a bloody good bloke”,

“an inspiration and great role model”,

loved finding and investigating car re-birthing offenders,

“had the smallest hand writing in the cops”,

“could smell a stolen car a mile away”.

 

I didn’t know this man but I know, had we worked together, we would have been great together in relation to stolen vehicle theft arrests.

 

Cal

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On behalf of the team at Shaw’s Darwin Transport, We unfortunately inform you that Malcolm Pascoe has passed away early this morning.

Those who know/knew him would know what a hard working and dedicated man he was to the company.

Mal will be greatly missed by all and the company will not be the same without him.

We send all our love to his wife Marian and family at such a difficult time.

For those of you who know the family, we ask that you please give them space and allow them time to grieve in their own way.

 

 


January 2000:  Former Liverpool Police Officers – Detective Senior Constable Mark McDonald, Senior Constable Kerrie-Lyn Reko and Senior Constable Malcolm Pascoe were awarded the Camden Local Area Commander’s Citations for bravery in January, 1999 in arresting an armed offender who had just committed a robbery at a bank in Bowral, where shots were fired.

Police Service Weekly Vol12 No2, January 17, 2000.

( Liverpool Police Time Line 1788 – 2016 )

 

 


June 1999:  Liverpool Police Officers – Sergeant Errol Casey, Detective Senior Constable Malcolm Pascoe, Constable Camille Alavoine and other Campbelltown Police Officers Senior Constable Bradley Davey and Detective Senior Constable Nigel Webber were all recognised, by receiving a Region Commander’s Commendation(s), for their professionalism and dedication to duty which resulted in the location of and ensuring the safety and well being of a new born baby girl at Nowra.

( Police Service Weekly Vol 11 No22, June 7, 1999 )

( Liverpool Police Time Line 1788 – 2016 )


 

22 February 1979:  Liverpool Police Officers – Constables Malcolm. T. Pascoe and Charles. R. Turton, were both ” Commended for courage and devotion to duty at Heckenberg when on the 13th March 1978 when in company with Constable C. R. Turton, he challenged a suspect who produced a knife and threatened both Police. Constable Turton drew his Service revolver and attempted to talk to the man until Constable Pascoe was able to seize the offender who was then overpowered, disarmed and arrested ” by the two Constables.  Signed by Mervyn. T. Wood Commissioner of Police.

Annual Report of the Police Department of New South Wales for 1979.

( Liverpool Police Time Line 1788 – 2016 )

Police Service Card    State Archives     Werrington.

 

 


13 March 1978Constables Malcolm T. Pascoe and Charles R. Turton, were patrolling Heckenberg, when they challenged a male person, who then produced a knife and threatened the two Constables.

Constable Turton drew his service revolver and tried to talk to the man until Constable Pascoe was able to seize the offender, who was then overpowered, disarmed and arrested by the two Constables.

(Annual Report of the Police Dept. of NSW for 1979 )

( Liverpool Police Time Line 1788 – 2016 )


 

Service Card Information:

Prior to joining the NSWPF – Malcolm was a Car salesman for 22 months and worked at the Frank Brooking Volvo & VW dealership, Camden, NSW.

He was 183.5cm tall and 93kg.  He had Blue eyes, Fair hair and a Fair complexion and was born in Sydney.

He was Single but married on the 10 June 1978.

 

He passed his Constable 1/c exam on the 29 August 1978 and also successfully completed the Industrial Supervision Certificate Course.

During the 1980s, the Police Service Cards were being computerised and, thus, no further details are recorded on his old Card since April 1981.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 




Michael Stanley ROSE

Michael Stanley ROSE

AKA  Biggie

Late of Port Douglas, Qld

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  142

NSW Police Cadet # 2882

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  16558

Rank:  Commenced Training, as a Cadet, on 4 December 1972

Probationary Constable – appointed 7 September 1974

Constable – appointed 7 September 1975

Senior Constable – appointed 7 September 1983

Sergeant – appointed ?

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Merrylands, Five Dock, Cooma, Goulburn, Queanbeyan ( Licencing lecturer ) – Retirement

After Policing:  Attorney General’s Department

Service:  From 4 December 1972  to ? ? ?? years Service

Awards: Certificate of Merit, from the Royal Humane Society of NSW, to ProCst ROSE for actions involving a vehicle, crashed, burning at Harden on the 24 February 1974 ( Whilst a Cadet ).

National Medal – granted 21 August 1989 ( SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 May 1999 ( Sgt )

Born: Wednesday  7 September 1955

Died on: Thursday  21 November 2019 about 10pm

Age: 64yrs  2mths  14days

Cause: Cancer – ( type ?)

Event location: ?, Cairns, Qld

Event date: ?

Funeral date: TBA

Funeral location:  Service & Cremation will happen at Mossman, Qld.

Ashes will then be interned in the Remembrance Wall at Harden Cemetery on a date to be notified.

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated – Ashes will be interned in Remembrance Wall, Harden Cemetery

Memorial located at: ?

 

Michael Stanley ROSE

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Michael Stanley ROSE

Michael Stanley ROSE

Michael Stanley ROSE

Michael Stanley ROSE

Michael Stanley ROSE

Michael Stanley ROSE

 


 

 

 

 

 




Alton Caswell O’BRYAN

Alton Caswell O’BRYAN

AKA Bob

Late of Coffs Harbour, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ‘possibly’ 039

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  7913

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 1 February 1955

Senior Constable – appointed 26 September 1967 ( 6mths loss of Seniority )

?

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Mounted Unit ( 1955 – 1958, North Coast District ( 1967 ), ?

Service:  From ? ? pre Feb 1955?  to ? ? ?? years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born: Friday  20 May 1932

Died on: Wednesday  13 November 2019

Age: 87yrs  5mths  24days

Cause: ?

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Friday 22 November 2019 @ 2.30pm

Funeral location: Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Cnr East Street & Fourth Ave, Sawtell, NSW

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: Keith Logue & Sons, Coffs Harbour  Cnr East Street & Fourth Ave, Sawtell, NSW

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

Alton Caswell O'BRYAN

 

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O’BRYAN, Alton Caswell ‘Bob’

Passed away peacefully on the 13th November 2019, at Coffs Harbour.

Former Publican of the Great Eastern Hotel.

Sadly Missed By family & Friends

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bob’s Funeral Service to be celebrated in Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Sawtell on Friday 22nd November 2019, commencing at 2.30 pm.

 

KEITH LOGUE & SONS F.D.A. of N.S.W.

COFFS HARBOUR (02) 6652 199

Published in Young Witness on Nov. 19, 2019.

Alton CASWELL Obituary – COFFS HARBOUR, New South Wales | Young Witness


 

Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 – 1954),

Friday 10 December 1954, page 5

O’BRYAN – ALLEN WEDDING

A bridal gown of white chantilly lace over nylon tulle was chosen by Patricia Charlotte Allen for her marriage to Alton Caswell O’Bryan at St. Patrick’s last Saturday.

Patricia is the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clive Allen, of Dunolly, and the groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Vince O’Bryan, of Mayfield.

As the couple entered the church the Children of Mary formed a guard of honour.

The Rev. Father Troy performed the ceremony, and the bride was given away by her father.

Her full length veil was of nylon tulle and she carried a bouquet of gardenias, gladioli carnations and frangipani tied with satin ribbon.

Miss Beryl Spinks was the bridesmaid, and the miniature bridesmaid was the bride’s sister, Miss Pam Allen.

Beryl wore a frock of blue organdie embossed with white, and Pam a frock of pink organdie embossed with white. They wore silver curvettes trimmed with blue and pink lace. Their bouquets were of gladioli, carnations, roses, tied with blue and pink tulle ribbons.

The best man was Mr. Laurie Rootes.

Miss Joan Kime played the organ as the register was signed, and Mrs. Arie Groot sang “Ave Maria.'”

After the wedding ceremony Nuptial Mass was celebrated. Hymns were sung by pupils of St. Catherine’s College, where the bride was formerly a student.

The church was decorated by the Sisters of Mercy with gladioli and white shasta daisies.

The guests were received at the reception, held in the Band Hall by Mrs. Allen and Mrs. O’Bryan.

Mrs. Allen wore a frock of ming blue crepe with a shoulder spray of pink orchids and carnations and black accessories.

Mrs. O’Bryan wore a frock of navy blue crepe with a shoulder spray of pink carnations and stocks and navy and white accessories.

The wedding cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Rutherford.

The couple received many valuable gifts and congratulatory telegrams. Before leaving on her honeymoon, which is being spent at Coolangatta, the bride changed into a frock of orchid pink nylon with black accessories.

The couple will make their future home at Mayfield.

10 Dec 1954 – O’BRYAN- ALLEN WEDDING – Trove

 


 

Ian Hodges After the Cops, Bob had the Plantation and Pier Hotels in Coffs and the Seaview Tavern at Woolgoolga.
Many a fine service was held at the establishments of Father O’Bryan. RIP Bob O’Bryan your duty done.

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Nothing further (at the time of publication ) is known – other than what is above, about this man, his Service or life.

 

Cal

201119


 

 




Raymond Francis SMITH

Raymond Francis SMITH

AKA  ?

Late of Forster, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  108

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  12204

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 16 September 1966

Constable – appointed 16 September 1967

“possible” Detective.  R.F. SMITH Det SenCon appears in CIB Centenary 1879 – 1979 with no photo or other information.

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 15 June 1983

Appears in the 1988 Stud Book but NOT the 1989 issue

Final Rank = Sergeant

Stations?, Northern Region – Retirement

Service:  From ? ? pre Sept 1966?  to 22 June 1989 =  22+ years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours – but,

National Medal – granted 19 November 1982 ( Det SenCon )

Born: Wednesday  28 August 1940

Died on: Thursday  14 November 2019

Age: 79yrs  2mths  17days

Cause: ?

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Friday  29 November 2019 ( private funeral )

Funeral location: ?

Friends are invited to attend the wake:

Wake location: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club, Parkes St, Tuncurry, NSW @ 5pm

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

 

 

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


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Born in 1940 – Raymond had just turned 26 when he was Sworn at a Probationary Constable.

It is not confirmed but the below information ‘possibly‘ relates to the same person as the time frame is consistent.

 

 

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 18 May 1962 (No.48 (SUPPLEMENT)), page 1455

 

APPOINTMENTS (ON PROBATION)

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council and upon the recommendation of the Public Service Board, has approved of the appointment on probation of the following with effect from the dates shown:—

Department of Prisons

Mr. Max Schiller, Warder,—1st February, 1962.

…….

Mr. Raymond Vernon Morris, Warder,—20th October, 1961.

Mr. Raymond Francis Smith, Warder,—20th October, 1961.

Mr. Reuben Carl Thurbon, Warder,—20th October, 1961.

………

18 May 1962 – APPOINTMENTS (ON PROBATION) – Trove


 

 

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 22 February 1963 (No.17 (SUPPLEMENT)), page 532

 

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council and upon the recommendation of the Public Service Board, has approved of the confirmation of appointment of the following:—

Department of Prisons

Mr. Reuben Carl Thurbon; Mr. Joseph Spencer Upton; Mr. James Stephen; Mr. Ernest William Worth; Mr. Leslie Herbert Holm; Mr. Edward David Charles Lutton; Mr. Raymond Vernon Morris; Mr. Raymond Francis Smith; Mr. Kenneth David Hamilton; Mr. John Joseph Horan………

22 Feb 1963 – CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS – Trove

 


 

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 16 December 1966 (No.139 (SUPPLEMENT)), page 5199

 

RESIGNATIONS

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has accepted the following resignations from the Public Service, the last day of service being indicated within brackets.

Department of Prisons

Mr …….

Miss …….

Mr Raymond Francis Smith, Prison Officer [14th September, 1966 (quarter day)].

Mr ……..

16 Dec 1966 – RESIGNATIONS – Trove


 

Nothing further is known about this man, his life or Service.

Any information and photos would be appreciated.

 

 

Cal

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Douglas William NEWALL   OAM

Douglas William NEWALL   OAM

AKA Bill

Late of Smithfield, NSW

Uncle to Mick NEWALL – Retired NSWPF # 21663

NSW Penrith Police College Class #  025

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  7121

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 22 October 1951

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Detective Senior Constable – appointed  ? July 1963   * Lost Seniority?

Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed  1 October 1967

Detective Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? January 1975

Detective Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 27 November 1978

Detective Chief Inspector – appointed ? December 1982

 

Final Rank = Detective Chief Inspector – Retirement 1986

 

StationsDarlinghurst GDs ( 3 Division )( 22 Oct 1951 – 16 Sept 1953 ),

Daceyville – solo cyclist ( 15 Division )( 17 Sept 1953 ),

Daceyville – ‘A’ List ( Plain Cloths until 9 March 1955 ),

21 Division – Trainee Detective ( March 1955 – 16 Sept 1956 ),

( 15 Division )( 17 Sept 1956 -1957 ),

Darlinghurst ( 3 Division ) ( Jan 1957 – Oct 1959 ),

Liverpool Detectives  ( 22 Division )( Oct 1959 – Nov 1968 ),

Campbelltown Detectives ( 35 Division )( Nov 1968 – )  *Campbelltown Dets had no vehicle assigned to them. The had to borrow a vehicle with no radio.,

Vice Squad ( 1997 ),

Service:  From ? ? pre Oct 1951?  to ? August 1986 =  35 years Service

Awards: 3 Commendations:

1/    Highly commended for his courage & devotion to duty displayed at Darlinghurst in 1957 on the occasion of the wounding of Detective Constable 1/c K. F. GILMOUR by a well known criminal.  Detective Gilmour was seriously wounded in the right arm, which caused him to retire.  The offender had been killed by Detective Gilmour discharging his service pistol.  Earlier that day, the offender had shot dead a male person and wounded a woman.

2/    Commended for his role in the operation between Nov 1962 and March 1963, in an endeavour to effect the arrest of a violent criminal, who was subsequently sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on charges of rape and attempted rape.

3/    Commended for his role in the search for Monica Schofield, missing from Heathcote Hostel, East Hills, June 1963 and inquiries which resulted in the arrest of her attacker and subsequent conviction for murder.

Medal of the Order of Australia ( OAM ) – granted 8 June 2015

For Service to veterans and their families and to the community of Smithfield

National Medal – granted ? ? 1974

Diligent and Ethical Service Medal – granted post August 1986

 

Born: Monday  30 August 1926

Died on: Tuesday  5 November 2019

Age: 93yrs  2mths  6days

Cause: ?

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Friday  15 November 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location: Liverpool Cemetery, 207 Moore Rd, Liverpool, NSW

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

Pre NSWPF – Bill Enlisted in the RAAF on 19 September 1944 and discharged on 10 December 1945 – reaching the rank of Leading Aircraftsman.

Douglas William NEWALL OAM AKA Bill

Douglas William NEWALL OAM AKA Bill

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Detective Constable 1st Class William NEWALL, from Liverpool Police, along with other Police, were involved in the investigation into the murder of 12 year old school girl, Monica Schofield, on the 17 June 1963.

Monica was abducted on her way to East Hills Girls High School from her home at Hammondville Migrant Hostel – sometime referred to as the Heathcote Migrant Hostel and currently located at the new suburb known as Sanctuary Point.

Source:  Retired Det C/Insp. William NEWALL.

Source:  Liverpool Police Time Line ( 1788 – 2016 )


Smithfield’s Douglas William (Bill) Newall receives OAM

 

SMITHFIELD’S Douglas William (Bill) Newall has achieved a remarkable milestone.

The 88-year-old has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours for his service to veterans and their families, as well as to the Smithfield community.

Mr Newall was overseas when the honour was announced on Monday.

The former president of the Smithfield RSL Sub-branch was nominated by his mate Rick Stubbs, who is the junior vice-president of the Sub-branch, as well as being one of the club’s directors.

“Bill has done a lot of amazing things for the service of NSW and the country,” he said.

“His tireless and selfless commitment to others is outstanding.

“His life’s motto is ‘always work to the benefit of others and not yourself, and you will go a long way in life’.

“If any person deserves recognition for a lifetime giving, this man does.”

Mr Stubbs said Mr Newall had dedicated about 63 years of his life to the state and country.

“He’s been in the RAAF in World War II and spent many years in the NSW Police Force,” he said. “He also joined the RSL to make a difference in the community for veterans and their families, so he is a very deserving recipient.”

Mr Newall was the president of the Smithfield RSL Sub-branch from 2012 to 2014, a member of the club since 1995 and a trustee since 1999.

He was also the president of the Smithfield RSL Sub-branch Bowling Club from 1999 to 2002. He was awarded a life membership by the RSL of Australia in 2012.

Mr Newall also made significant contributions to the Bowls (Zone 2) Association.

In 2009, he was awarded the Meritorious Service badge by NSW RSL Bowls for his dedication to the sport.

Mr Newall joined the NSW Police Force in 1951 and retired in August, 1986 as a Detective Chief Inspector.

“He was awarded the Police Long Service Medal in 1974 and the Diligent and Ethical Service Medal since retirement,” he said.

“Without the support of his wife Domenica, he wouldn’t have been able to achieve what he has over the years.”

https://www.fairfieldchampion.com.au/story/3134663/smithfields-douglas-william-bill-newall-receives-oam/