Christopher Richard Thomas LAMBERT

Christopher Richard Thomas LAMBERT

AKA  ?

Late of Ferntree Gully, Victoria

NSW Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ‘ Q ‘ 6562

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 12 June 1893

Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank?

StationsNSW Mounted Police – Newtown, Pambula ( 1901 )

Service:  From ? pre 12 June 1893?   to   ? ? 1902? 9 years Service

 

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World War I 
Australian Imperial Force

ANZAC

Christopher Richard Thomas LAMBERT 

Regiment: 23rd Reinforcements / 8 Light Horse Regiment
Enlisted:  7 September 1916 ( aged 44years, 10 months )( 6′ 1″ tall, 177 lbs, Chest 37.5 – 39.5″, Fresh complexion, Blue eyes, Grey hair, scar left knee )
Attestation:  27 November 1916 to 23/8 Light Horse.  He did 18 months abroad.
Service # 3062
Rank: Trooper, Private, Temporary Corporal from 1 April 1917 to ?
Embarkation: at Melbourne per A 25 ” Anglo-Egyptian” on 31 January 1917
Age at embarkation: ?
Occupation: Clerk
Address: ‘Mitfer Lodge’, 15 Willan St, Brighton, Victoria
Next of kin:  Wife, Mrs Bridget Agnes Lambert
Religion: Church of England
Single / Married: Married
Returned to Australia: 17 August 1918 – Rheumatism
Discharged:  3 September 1918
Awards: 1914 / 15 Star,  British War Medal # 63103, Victory Medal # 61018

National Archives of Australia

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Police Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

 

Born28 October 1868, Baghmire, Galway, Ireland

Died on:  Thursday  5 September 1957

Age89 years

Cause?

Event location:   ?, Windsor

Event date ?

Funeral date9 September 1957

Funeral location?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Ferntree Gully, Forest Rd, Ferntree Gully, Victoria

Grave location:  Roman Catholic Section, B, 8, 10

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

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Christopher Richard Thomas LAMBERT - Grave

 


 

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930),

Saturday 8 June 1901, page 12

PUBLIC SERVICE GAZETTE

Constable Christopher Richard Thomas Lambert to act as clerk of Petty Sessions at Pambula;

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/237283909


 

Christopher was allotted, Lot 63A which consisted of 47 acres, 1 rod & 4 perches of land on 9 April 1923 in Blackwood Park Estate, the Parish of Scoresby, Victoria.

At this time he was residing at 17 Vaucluse St, ?, .  He is married and 53 years of age at this time with no dependants.

When asked what his occupations was before the war ( WWI ), he stated ‘ Station life as Coufser? in Queensland.

He further states he has ” Practically lifelong since 1890, done farming, in Australia and also farmed in Ireland.”

In a report to the Secretary, Closer Settlement Board, dated 20 March 1929, it is stated that Lambert is not doing all that is desired under the Act.  Lambert does as little as possible to comply.

Lambert was summoned to the Ferntree Gully Court for failure to obey the Act on the 30 November 1928 by keeping his holdings clear of blackberry bushes.

http://soldiersettlement.prov.vic.gov.au/soldiers/742-12-lambert-christopher-richard-thomas/#prettyPhoto


 

 

 




Charles David HILAIRE

Charles David HILAIRE

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ? ? 

1907 to 1942 it was the ‘Police Depot’ at Bourke St, Redfern or sometimes referred to as Centennial Park. (used by Defence Force during WW2).

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # was 1234

Regd. #  1118

Rank:  Commenced Training at Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 9 May 1921

Final Rank =  Probationary Constable

‘Drunk whilst on duty on the 24 December 1921.  His Appointment ( to Constable ) deferred for a period of 3 months ( this would mean that he would Not be Appointed a Constable on the 9 May 1922 and would have to wait until at least 9 August 1922 to be Appointed but he was Discharged 3 weeks before that date’

StationsMetropolitan District – No. 7 Division ( Redfern ) as of 16 July 1921

Service:  From ? pre May 1921? ?   to   21 July 1922  =  1+ years Service

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World War I 
Australian Imperial Force
Regiment:      10/5 Machine Gun Co.
Enlisted:         Sydney, NSW on Wednesday 11 October 1916
Service #        600
Age:                  24 years 3 months
Rank:              Private ( 11 October 1916 )
Embarkation:  17 January 1917 – Embark Melbourne on ‘ Omrah ‘. Disembarked Plymouth, England on 27 March 1917
Age at embarkation: ?
Occupation:    Labourer
Address:           Sanoni Ave, Sandringham, Sydney, NSW
Next of kin:     Margaret Stella Hilaire ( wife )
Religion:          Baptist
Single / Married:   Married
Description:    5′ 10.5″ tall, 157 lbs in weight, 34.5″ – 38.5″ chest, Hazel eyes & brown hair.  Mole on back of neck, Scar outside left leg.
Prev Exp:     Volunteers ( Infantry ) at Orange, NSW 1.5 Yrs.  Left District
Returned to Australia:  25 May 1919
Awards:   1914 / 15 Star issued.  British War Medal issued.  Victory Medal issued.
Discharged:  29 June 1919
Notes:  Had a few A.W.O.Ls for which he was fined.  Wounded in action – France on 25 May 1918 with the 1st Machine Gun Battalion.
Invalided back to United Kingdom, from France, on 2 June 1918. Admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom, England on 2 June 1918 suffering from Gunshot Wound – right arm, severe.
Returned to Australia via ‘Karmala ‘ SW ( Shrapnel Wound ) to Right arm, from England, on 2 January 1919.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=5457957&S=1

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Police Awards:  Nil

Born:  Tuesday  19 June 1894, Cumberland, NSW

Died on:  Thursday  19 April 1973

Age78 years, 10 months

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date? April 1973

Funeral location? 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Woronora Memorial Park, Linden St, Sutherland

Section:  Lawn 4, Position 698

Grave site Details h/Margaret Stella Mary; son/John Bolingbrook & Elizabeth Ann; 600 Pte 1 MG Bn AIF; father; AGE at Death: 78

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: ?

Charles David HILAIRE

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On his NSWPF Service Card, the following details are recorded:

Foot Patrol

5′ 10.5″ tall,  11 stone 3 lbs in weight, light brown eyes and brown hair with a fair complexion.  Is a native of NSW and was married.

His previous employment was a Tramway Conductor with NSW Trams.

He was a Baptist.

He was ‘Discharged’ from the employ of NSWPF on the 21 July 1922 not having his Appointment of ‘Constable’ confirmed.

 

Record of Offences and Special Services:

Enlisted ( WWI )  November 1916.  Discharged June 1919,  Promotions & decorations – Nil

24.12.21 ( 1921 ).  Drunk whilst on duty on the 24th December 1921.

‘Severely reprimanded and Cautioned and his appointment deferred for a period of 3 months’  Noted 29.12.1921

Charles David HILAIRE
Charles David HILAIRE

 


 

In 1969, he was living in Alexandria, NSW.


 

Charles David HILAIRE #600 ( A.I.F. ) was wounded in action in France on 25/5/1918, Gun Shot Wound, right arm, severe.
After treatment in France he arrived at the London War Hospital on 2/6/1918.
He arrived back in Australia on 22/2/1919 and was discharged on 29/6/1919.
If all went to plan he should have received the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
On his war service his address was given as Sinone Ave, Sandringham, A.K.A. Dolls Point.
Sinone Ave leads down to the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club.
On 8/10/1941 he was acquitted of the manslaughter of the bicycle rider Hawkins.
Just as a matter of interest a George H. Hilaire of Punchbowl, ( not that far from Dolls Point ) WW1 Service # 2516 also signed up. He was wounded ( gassed ) and returned home.
Was he a brother of Charles?
Finally, Charles was a Probationary Constable on 9/5/1921 # 1118.

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),
Saturday 29 March 1919, page 23

APPLICATION FOR LEASE FOR OYSTER CULTURE

it is hereby notified, for general Information, that the undermentioned person has applied to lease for oyster culture the portion of land described below. A tracing, showing the position of the portion, may be inspected at this Department ( Fisheries Branch ) from Monday to Friday, between 11 and 3 o’clock, and on Saturdays between 11 and 12 o’clock. Any person may, by memorial to the Chief Secretary, within thirty days from the date of this notice, and on grounds to be stated in such memorial, pray that a lease of the portion may not be granted. All objections on account of interference with alleged hauling grounds must be accompanied by a statutory declaration by one or more of the licensed fishermen so objecting, that they have personally known bona fide hauls to have been made over the area during the preceding twelve months. They must also be prepared to make a test haul with their own nets when requested to do so.

E. B. HARKNESS,

Under-Secretary.

GEORGE’S RIVER. – Lease No. 10107; Charles David Hilaire; parish of Sutherland, County of Cumberland; about 10 acres. Quibray Bay, lying outside oyster lease No. 7345. 10 years. (1h-179)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28097781

 


 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Tuesday 15 July 1941, page 6

MOTORIST FOR TRIAL

Charles David Hilaire, of Willington Street, Arncliffe, was committed for trial in the Coroner’s Court yesterday on a charge of having feloniously slain Stanley Kevin Hawkins at Brighton-le-Sands on June 21. Hilaire was the driver of a car which collided with Hawkins’s bicycle.

The City Coroner, Mr. Oram, fixed Hilaire’s bail at £90.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17756945

 

Propeller (Hurstville, NSW : 1911 – 1954),

Thursday 17 July 1941, page 2

FATAL ACCIDENT AT BRIGHTON

Motor Driver for Trial.

Three occupants of a car stated in the Coroner’s Court on Monday that they had driven on after the car had hit a youth on a bicycle in General Holmes Road, Brighton-le-Sands, on June 21.

The City Coroner, Mr. Oram, found that the youth, Stanley Kevin Mawkins, formerly of Fleet Street, Carlton, had died as a result of injuries received in the collision and that the car driver, Charles David Hilaire, of Willington Street, Arncliffe, had feloniously slain Hawkins.

The Coroner committed Hilaire for trial, and allowed bail in £80. ”

Evidence has shown that the bicycle was dragged fully 60 yards from where the body lay on the roadway, ” Mr. Oram said: ” The fact that Hilaire did not stop is consistent with him having a number of drinks before the accident. ” Hilaire, in a statement, said that just after the accident one of the passengers had told him to go back. He went to turn back, but said: ” No, we will go on. I don’t think it, is serious. ”

He seemed to lose his nerve and was afraid to return to the scene of the accident.

Frank Joseph Butler, and Richard Leslie Bell, friends of Hilaire‘s, both said in evidence that they had had about seven drinks each before the accident.

They and Hilaire were sober when the accident occurred. Hilaire had appeared dazed after the accident. The three men had reported to the police the following morning.

( Hilaire reported to Kogarah Police Station and the matter was Investigated by Detective Sergeant George MILES of Hurstville )

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/235589417


 

Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 – 1954),

Sunday 20 July 1941, page 29

FATAL CAR AND CYCLE COLLISION

” It seems a shocking thing that three young men should drive away, after a car had collided with a cyclist, without inquiring as to the condition of the victim of the collision. In this case the boy’s body was found 60 yards away from his bicycle. ”

The City Coroner ( Mr. E. T. Oram ) made this remark after inquiring into the death of Stanley Kevin Hawkins, 18, a G.P.O., mechanic, of Fleet street, Grafton, who was killed in General Holmes Drive, Brighton, on June 21.

Charles David Hilaire, laborer, of Willington Street, Arncliffe, was committed for trial by the Coroner on a charge of manslaughter.

James Morris Dew, 17, apprentice, of President Avenue, Kogarah, said in company with Hawkins he was riding his bicycle along General Holmes Drive on June 21 when something hit him on the shoulder. ” I looked up and saw a car going round a bend travelling very fast. I saw Hawkins’ bike come out from under it but the car did not stop, ” said Dew. ” I went over and saw Stan lying on his back. I called him by name, but he did not reply. ”

In an alleged statement to the police, Hilaire said that he was driving along the road with two friends, Dick Bell and Frank Butler, when he noticed the cyclists immediately in front of him as he rounded a bend.

One rider was on the right side of the roadway and the other on the left. He couldn’t go around them, but he could see there was room to go between.

Lost His Nerve

Just after the accident, one of the passengers said, ” Go back, ” the alleged statement went on. ” I went to turn the car at Bestic Street to go back and then I said, ” No, we’ll go on, I don’t think it is serious. ”

” I can’t explain my feelings after the accident happened; I seemed to lose my nerve and was afraid to return to the scene of the accident, ” the alleged statement proceeded. ” I had hardly any sleep that night. I was too worried. The next morning I did not get a paper, but Frank Butler and Dick Bell came to my place and one of them told me that the chap I had hit was killed. ”

Richard Leslie Bell, laborer, Maunder Street, Regent’s Park, and Francis Joseph Butler, laborer, Clarence Street, Bankstown, passengers in the car, stated that they called upon…….. He seemed to be slumped over the Wheel in a daze.

Constable Douglas Lechlightner, of the Safety Bureau, said that when he inspected the scene of the accident he found the dead lad lying about 60 yards from his bicycle and approximately midway between two electric light poles.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169762683

 


 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Wednesday 8 October 1941, page 11

MAN ACQUITTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Charles David Hilaire, 47, labourer, was acquitted at the Quarter Sessions ( Darlinghurst – Court 2 )  of a charge of the manslaughter of Stanley Kevin Hawkins, l8, who was riding a bicycle at Brighton-le Sands on June 21, 1941, when a car driven by Hilaire collided with it.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17767896/1105466

 


 

Propeller (Hurstville, NSW : 1911 – 1954),

Thursday 9 October 1941, page 6

NEWS IN BRIEF.

Charles David Hilaire, 47, labourer, was acquitted at the Quarter Sessions of a charge of the manslaughter of Stanley Kevin Hawkins, aged 18 years, of Fleet Street, Carlton, who was riding a bicycle at Brighton-le-Sands on June 21, 1941, when a car driven by Hilaire collided with it.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/235584234

 

 


 

Propeller (Hurstville, NSW : 1911 – 1954),

Thursday 30 October 1941, page 2

MOTOR-DRIVER FINED.

Did Not Stop After Accident.

For failing to stop his car and give assistance after an accident in General Holmes Drive, Brighton-le-Sands, on June 21. Charles David Hilaire, 47, labourer, Willington Street, Arncliffe, was fined £10 by Mr. Atkinson, S.M.. at Kogarah Court last Thursday.

On a charge of driving a car negligently he was fined £2. Constable Scott said Hilaire attempted to drive between two approaching cyclists, one of whom was struck by the car and killed. Hilaire failed to stop, but gave himself up next day.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/235595618

 


 

 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Wednesday 31 May 1944, page 5

LAW NOTICES FOR TO-DAY

 

WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Judge Lamond – No 2 court -10: Charles David Hilaire and Metropolitan W. S. and D. Bd.; ( Metropolitan Water, Sewerage & Drainage Board )

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17909099

 


 

 

 

 

 




John Frederick YORKE

John Frederick YORKE

AKA  JACK
Late of Morgan St, Adamstown

Is the Great Grandson of Constable William OXLEY – NSWPF

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ????

Rank:  Constable

Stations?, Newcastle ( last 11 years )

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1920  to  18 January 1936 = 16 years Service

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World War I

Australian Imperial Force

Regiment:                                     53rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Enlisted:                                        28 February 1916

Service #                                        2022

Rank:                                               Private ( Machine Gunner )

Embarkation:                              from Sydney on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916

Age at embarkation:                 25

Occupation:                                 Labourer

Address:                                        ‘ Lindburn ‘, Mudgee, NSW

Next of kin:                                  Father, Robert John Yorke, ‘ Lindburn ‘, Mudgee, NSW

Religion:                                        Church of England

Single / Married:                        Single

Returned to Australia:            5 April 1919

Awards:                                          ?

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Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   27 October 1890 at Cooyal, Mudgee, NSW

Died on:   Saturday  18 January 1936

Age:  44

Cause:   Heart trouble & disabilities sustained at the Great War – WWI

Event location:  Home – Morgan St, Adamstown

Event date:  Saturday  18 January 1936

Funeral date:   Sunday  19 January 1936 @ 2.15pm

Funeral location:   Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Perkin St, Newcastle then Graveside – Sandgate Cemetery via Civic Railway Station

Funeral Parlour:  David Lloyd Funeral Director

Buried at:   Sandgate Cemetery,

 GPS of Grave:  -32.867239428,  151.706454238

Anglican 2, Section 139, Lot 78

Memorial located at:   ?

 

John Frederick YORKE

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John Frederick YORKE

John Frederick YORKE 27-10-1890 to 18-1-1936 YOU MEET AGAIN. LOVE LFNJDL Eval Mabel ( Lena ) YORKE 2-4-1890 to 14-1-1992
John Frederick YORKE 27-10-1890 to 18-1-1936 YOU MEET AGAIN. LOVE LFNJDL Eva Mabel ( Lena ) YORKE 2-4-1890 to 14-1-1992   It is not known, by this website, what the acronym means.

 

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Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Monday 3 February 1936, page 6


ANOTHER DIGGER PASSES

Constable Yorke Hears Last Call

A GALLANT digger, fine comrade and splendid citizen, in the person of Constable J. F. Yorke, ” went west ” at Adamstown quite recently, and Australia is the poorer by his passing.

Son of Mr Robert J. Yorke, a pioneer settler of the Linburn district, deceased spent his early life among us, and won for himself friends among all classes of the community.

When the war drums sounded he, with other young patriots, sprang to arms, and on the other side he did honor to the country which reared him.

As a machine gunner in the 53rd battalion, he fought with the cool courage of a veteran, and returned to Australia with a proud record of service.

The police force then attracted him, and he linked up with the northern branch.

For about 14 years he fulfilled a public duty with the same splendid spirit which characterised his war service, and earned the respect of those among whom he served and the confidence of his officers. The high esteem in which he was held made itself manifest at his funeral, the sad cortege being one of the most impressive seen in the north for many years.

From the War Memorial Institute, Newcastle, marched over 70 members of the police force, including the officer in charge of the division (also representative of the Commissioner). Inspectors Aspery, McAlpine and Davis, and other prominent officials.

A sorrowing widow and six children are left to mourn a devoted husband and father, and their grief is great. His venerable father, who has borne up with great fortitude under the buffetings of adversity, will have the deepest sympathy of the whole district.

Other members of the bereaved family are Mr Stan Yorke (brother). Mrs Drew (sister,. Home Rule), and Mrs B. Pyne (sister, Sydney).

The ” Guardian ” sympathises with the sorrowing family who, however, will. And some consolation in the knowledge that their loved one was held In such universal respect.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162514683
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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954), Monday 20 January 1936, page 6


POLICE MARCH

Funeral of Constable Yorke

Headed by the band of the 2/35th Battalion, 70 members of the Newcastle police force, led by Constable S. ( Stephen ) Pender, marched yesterday at the funeral of Constable John Frederick Yorke, who died suddenly at his home at Adamstown early on Saturday morning.

The funeral left the Returned Sailors and Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Perkin-street, yesterday, and proceeded to the Civic railway station, and then to Sandgate Cemetery.

The coffin was draped in the Union Jack.

The chief mourners were the widow, the father, Mr. Robert Yorke, of Linburn, near Mudgee: sisters. Mesdames C. H. Raisin, of Linburn, S. Pyne, of Sydney, Mrs. A. James, mother-in-law, of Home Ride, near Gulgong: Mesdames Esther Simpson. A. James, and Miss T. James sisters-in-law: Mr. Edgar James, brother-in-law of Home Rule; and the Mayor of Paddington (Ald. T. J. Whelan), a close friend.

The pall-bearers were Constables W. S. Brady, H, G. Brady, K. J. Costello. and E. Francis. Detectives E. H. Schumack and C. W. R. McMahon. and Messrs. W. Yates and A. Williams, representing the Adamstown Bowling Club.

Rev. M. M. Redman, of the Church of England, Adamstown, held the graveside service.

The service of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows, of which Constable Yorke had been a member, was read by the Deputy Grand Master ( Bro. G. Kelly ).

Constable Yorke was born at Mudgee 44 years ago.

Death was due to heart trouble and the effects of disabilities sustained at the Great War, where he served three years with the 53rd Battalion.

He is survived by his widow and six children.

Quiet and unassuming, he was popular in the police force which he joined 16 years ago.

He had been stationed at Newcastle for the past 11 years.

Among those present at the funeral were the Officer in charge of the North-Eastern police district (Mr. J. H. White), who represented he Commissioner of Police (Mr. W. J. Mackay): Inspectors J. H. Aspery, A. G. McAlpin. and F. Noble: Messrs. W. Snow, President, and G. Hook, Secretary representing the Friendly Societies’ Association; Mr. J. Tarn, Assistant Clerk of Petty Sessions, representing the staff of the Newcastle Courthouse: and several members of the Adamstown Bowling Club.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/142405448
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Married Lena ‘Eva’ Mabel JAMES ( 2/4/1890 – 14/1/1992 ) in 1922 at Gulgong, NSW.
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Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Monday 26 May 1919, page 2


Returned Soldiers.

Private J. Yorke, son of Mr. Robert Yorke, of Linburn arrived home on Saturday morning looking remarkably well.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/158004259

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Thomas David GREGORY

Thomas David GREGORY

aka David Thomas GREGORY

Late of  Grose St, Parramatta

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   ?????

Rank:  Constable 1st Class

Stations: ?, Dundas, Parramatta, Parramatta Court House

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1921  to  ? ? 1953 = 32 years Service

World War I

Australian Imperial Force  ANZAC

Regiment:                                5th Reinforcements /56th Battalion / 14th Brigade – Flers, France from February 1917

Enlisted:                                   3 April 1916 at Goulburn, NSW as David Thomas GREGORY

Service #                                   2515 /  N13219

Rank:                                          Private

Embarkation:                          to France on 30/9/1916.  Wounded.  Gunshot wounds to leg and arm ( walking wounded )

Next of kin:                              Thomas GREGORY

Religion:                                   Anglican  5′ 11.5″ tall, 155 lbs in weight, Chest = 34 / 38″. Dark Comp. Grey eyes. Brown hair.

Single / Married:                   single

Returned to Australia:        22 February 1919                 Discharged: 14 April 1919

 https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/records/212365/

Awards:  Imperial Service Medal – granted 5 March 1954

Born? August 1893 in Queanbeyan, NSW

Died on:  31 March 1962

Age:  69

Cause?

Event location:   Parramatta, NSW

Event date:   31 March 1962

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location:  All Saints Church, Parramatta

Buried atSt Paul’s Cemetery,   233 Marsden Rd, Carlingford

 Memorial located at?

 

Thomas David Gregory drove the first PD car in Parramatta. Thomas on the right and fellow Officer with the 1925 Morris Crowley PD car.

In loving memory Dear husband Thomas David GREGORY died 31st March 1962 Aged 68 years A loving wife & Mother Mildred Jane GREGORY Died 26th May 1972 Aged 59 years <br />
In loving memory
Dear husband
Thomas David GREGORY
Died 31st March 1962
Aged 68 years
A loving wife & Mother
Mildred Jane GREGORY
Died 26th May 1972
Aged 59 years

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Birth:             30233/1893
Marriage:      16981/1921 – Mildred Jane DUFFIELD
Death:           15132/1962

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Cumberland Argus (Parramatta, NSW : 1950 – 1962), Wednesday 2 May 1962, page 2


Parramatta’s first ‘P.D.’ driver

Hundreds mourn death of ex-police officer

A former policeman, who drove the first ‘PD’ car ever used in Parramatta, died recently after nine years’ retirement from the force.

He was Constable First Class Thomas David Gregory ( 68 ) and he is survived by his wife and two married sons and daughters. Many senior police officers joined the guard of honour outside All Saints Church following the funeral service.

Constable Gregory, who served for many years in Parramatta and Dundas, retired from the force in 1953 after 32 years service.

Popular

A returned soldier from World War I, he was popular with children throughout the district for his care and attention while directing traffic at the city’s busiest intersections.

A former fellow – officer said yesterday that Constable Gregory was one of the most popular officers ever to serve in Parramatta. He said Const. Gregory was a familiar sight throughout the district driving a ‘bullnozed’ PD car in 1925.

Tributes

Const. Gregory was later transferred to duty in Parramatta Court House, and on his retirement, tributes to him were paid by Judges, Senior Counsel and other members of the Bar. His death came as a blow to the hundreds of people who knew him during his police service and since his retirement.

A long guard of honour of friends and former fellow officers stood in respect as the cortege left from his Grose Street home. Rev. O. Crawford conducted the service at All Saints Church, and later at the graveside in St. Paul’s cemetery, Carlingford.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131330825

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Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950), Monday 22 June 1936, page 1


Wireless Patrol in Crash

Chase of Stolen Car

FENCE KNOCKED DOWN

Constable Gregory’s promptness and presence of mind averted what might have been a fatal crash In Church-street, Parramatta, early on Sunday morning, when a stolen car, travelling at over 70 miles an hour, swerved in front of the Parramatta Police wireless patrol car.

Constable Gregory, who was driving the wireless car, turned quickly to avoid a collision. A front tyre blew out and the car, getting into a broadside skid, ran on to the footpath,knocked down a fence and finished up in a hedge.

The accident occurred after the two cars had crossed Lennox Bridge. The driver of the stolen car, who was accompanied by a man and a woman, swerved in front as the police drew abreast.

Despite the high speed at which it was travelling, the patrol car received relatively small damage. With Constable Gregory were Constable Tompkins ( operator ) and Detective Booth.

The stolen car disappeared.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/104685983

 

 

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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , Monday 9 March 1931, page 4


TWO MEN CHARGED

Fugitive Shot in Knee

SYDNEY Sunday.

When one of two men failed to stop after being challenged by the police in Sydney-road, Granville last night, Constable Gregory fired three shots, one of which struck a fugitive in the left knee. The man was conveyed to the Parramatta Hospital, and admitted. The other man made no attempt to escape when the police made their challenge. Subsequently both men were charged.

The police visited a house in Auburn and recovered £300 worth of property, alleged to have been stolen.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/137689789

 

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Nepean Times ( Penrith )    Saturday  20 July 1929   p3

BETTING CHARGE FAILS

Constable GREGORY from Parramatta and Constable GREGORY from No. 3 Division ( Darlinghurst )

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/100925502

 

 

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Thomas David Gregory

Block 110D Woden District

 

Thomas David Gregory was born in 1893 in the Queanbeyan district on NSW. Some sources, including his enlistment papers, state his name as David Thomas Gregory although birth and baptismal records give his name as Thomas David Gregory. His grandfather and father were rural workers at properties around Duntroon and Tharwa and Gregory is associated with Royalla, NSW where he too was a farm labourer.

Gregory enlisted in April 1916 with the 56th Battalion and joined his unit near Flers in France in February 1917. The 56th Battalion fought at Louverval and Bullecourt during April and May 1917. Gregory was gassed at Polygon Wood in Belgium in September 1917. He rejoined the 56th Battalion in June 1918 and was wounded three months later at Péronne on the Somme River where he was shot in the ankle, leg and forearm.

After the war, Gregory worked for a few months at the Royal Military College, Duntroon before applying for a Soldier Settlement block. In his application, he indicated he wanted to graze sheep, that he was single with no dependents and that he had £250 in capital.

Gregory was granted the lease on Woden Block 110D of 208 acres (84 hectares), one of the smallest blocks in the District of Woden. Jerrabomberra Avenue (now the Monaro Highway) boarded the block on the west and Narrabundah Lane on the north. The lease began on the 3rd April 1920 for 25 years at an annual rental of £50/10.

Plan of Woden Block 110D.
Plan of Woden Block 110D.

The Commonwealth never intended for anyone to be able to make a living from Woden Block 110D; Gregory certainly didn’t. He applied for an advance of £168/15 to buy 150 ewes as well as funds to build fences worth about £35. However, it seems that Gregory did not stock his block but sublet it, as he wrote in 1922, “for 2 years to Messrs Hardy and Reid.”

Google Maps image of area c2013 with Woden Block 110D boundary in red.
Google Maps image of area c2013 with Woden Block 110D boundary in red.

By 1922, Gregory had moved to Parramatta, NSW where he married and also joined the New South Wales Police Force. William Harris, a neighbour at Jerrabomberra, looked after the block on Gregory’s behalf. He held onto Woden Block 110D until May 1931 when he transferred it to another neighbour, Hector McIntosh, who in turn sold it to Hugh Read in 1934. Thomas Gregory retired from the NSW Police in 1953 as a Senior Constable and died on the 31st March 1962 in Parramatta.

 

http://www.archives.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/562506/ACT_Rate_Book_1927.pdf

 

http://www.archives.act.gov.au/repatandrabbits/thomas_gregory

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Joseph Sylvester Vinson THOMPSON

Joseph Sylvester Vinson THOMPSON

Queensland Police Force

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Constable

Stations?, Bell – ENLISTMENT

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

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World War I

Australian Imperial Force     Army / Flying Corps

Regiment:                                    25th Australian Infantry Battalion, 7th Brigade

Enlisted?

Service #                                       2883A

Rank:                                             Private / Corporal

Embarkation:                             Brisbane HMAT A48 Seang Bee on Thu. 21 October 1915

Disembarked:                             Suez, Egypt on Sunday  28 November 1915

Embarked:                                   on HMT Saxonia at Alexandria to join BEF in Marseilles

                                                         Monday  27 March – Monday 3 April 1916

Next of kin:                                  Margaret Elizabeth THOMPSON of Sandringham, Barraba, NSW – Mother

Religion:                                        Presbyterian

Single / Married?

Returned to Australia:  ?

War Awards:                               Victory Medal

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 Civillian Awards?

Born? ? 1884 in Manilla, NSW

Died on:  Saturday  25 July 1916

Cause:  K.I.A., France during WWI

Age?

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

 

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PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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    • Posted by Keith McPhee, Saturday, 4 October 2014

    Joseph Sylvester Vinson Thompson was born at Manilla, NSW in 1884, the third and youngest son of four children born to Henry John and Margaret Elizabeth (nee Hagan) Thompson. At the age of 31 years he enlisted in the AIF (Regimental Number 2883A) on the 9th of July 1915 at Brisbane, stating that his occupation was as a Police Constable at Bell, Queensland. He listed his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Thompson of Sandringham, Barraba, New South Wales, as his next of kin.

    Initially he was posted at the rank of Private to the 25th Battalion/6th Reinforcements at Enoggera near Brisbane. On the 21st of October 1915 at Pinkenba, Brisbane he embarked on the HMAT A48 Seang Bee bound for active service, arriving at Suez on the 28th of November 1915. Upon arrival it appears that he was assigned to the 7th Training Battalion at Zeitoun.

    On the 27th of February 1916 he was allotted to and proceeded to join the 9th Battalion. The next day he joined the 9th Battalion “D” Company at Gebel Habieta, about 12 miles (20 km) east of the Suez Canal. There is no record of when he received his promotion however when he transferred to the 9th Battalion he reverted to the ranks but was immediately afterwards promoted to the rank of Corporal in his new unit.

    On the 27th of March 1916 he was with troops who embarked at Alexandria on the HMT Saxonia and sailed to join the British Expeditionary Force, disembarking in Marseille, France on the 3rd of April. He’d have gone by train to northern France and from there he would have been posted to active duty on the western front in the Somme.

    Corporal Joseph Thompson was killed in action while fighting near Pozieres in the Somme, France on the 22nd of July 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

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Edward Ernest BEZER

Edward Ernest BEZER

aka  Ted

late of 8 Lea Avenue, Willoughby, NSW

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 295

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed on 29/12/1916

29/12/1917 – Constable Second Class

1925 – Constable First Class

1930 – Sergeant

Acting Inspector – appointed 20 March 1949

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 20 June 1949

 

Final Rank:  Inspector 3rd Class

 

Stations:

1919 – Sutherland ( 24 Division )

1920 – Newcastle

1922 – Muswellbrook

1923 – Greta (temporary posting)

1923 – Muswellbrook

1924 – Sydney

1927 /1933 – Mosman

1938 – Pyrmont

1940 – Daceyville

1947 – Possibly Penrith

1949 – Mosman

1951 – North Sydney

Regent St Police Stn.

He went on Long Service Leave whilst at North Sydney some weeks/months prior to his death on 24/06/1951. Not definitely known if he was still serving at the time of his death while on leave, or had retired very shortly before his death.

Service:

From pre 29 December 1916  to   24 June 951 = 35 years Service.

During his Service he was involved in flood boat operations at Narrabri in 1920 during devastating floods that hit the area. Manned a boat with other Police that rowed and floated down flooded creeks and rivers searching for survivors/victims. In 1934 he competed in the Police (Carnival) Games held at the Sydney Show Grounds. Tossing the Caber and 16lb Shot Put.

 

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World War I

Australian Naval Force

Regiment:                      ?

Service:                          ANF ( Australian Naval Force )

Service #                       1205

Rank:                             Boy 2nd Class

Date of Enlistment:     Tue. 7 November 1911

Next of kin:                  Edward Ernest BEZER,  33 Burlington St, Nth. Sydney

Religion:                       C of E

Single / Married:        ?

Embarkation ship:     Pyramus

Returned to Australia:  ?

https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/bundled/RCDIG1070927.pdf

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Awards:  No find on Australian Honours system

Born:   7 November 1893, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW

Died on:  Sunday  24 June 1951

Place of death:  Spit Rd, Spit Junction, Mosman, NSW

Cause:  Heart attack whilst walking with his wife.

Age:  57

Funeral date:  Tuesday  26 June 1951 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  Christ Church, Lavender Bay

Buried at:  Cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium and ashes scattered on the grave of his parents at Gore Hill Cemetery, St. Leonards, NSW

Memorial at?

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


 

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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal@AustralianPolice.com.au


 

Edward served in the Navy prior to enlisting in the Police service in 1916 and because of being a police officer with a German surname received the white coward feather, even though he wasn’t allowed to enlist.


Edward Ernest BEZER

Edward Ernest BEZER

Edward Ernest BEZER

Edward Ernest BEZER

 


 

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

Friday 11 April 1919 (No.78 (SUPPLEMENT)), page 2198

 

CHIEF SECRETARY’S DEPARTMENT.

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has, in pursuance of the provisions of the ” Fisheries ( Amendment ) Act, 1910,” and with the concurrence of the Public Service Board, approved of the appointment of the undermentioned officers of police as Assistant Inspectors of Fisheries for New South Wales : —

Constable Second Class Edward Ernest Bezer, of Sutherland. Constable Thomas Ledger, of Leeton.

Constable First Class Nathaniel Herbert Maddern, of Tocumwal.

Constable First Class Ernest Garnett Turnbull, of Captain’s Flat.

Constable First Class Harold Richard Worland, of Miranda.

GEORGE W. FULLER.

11 Apr 1919 – SPECIAL GAZETTE UNDER THE “PUBLIC SERVICE ACT, 1902.” APPOINTMENTS. – Trove

 


 

Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW : 1898 – 1955),

Tuesday 17 April 1923, page 2

Mr. Edward Barker, of the firm of Arthur Rickards and Co., Sydney, has been holidaying with Constable Bezer, of Muswellbrook.

17 Apr 1923 – THE TOWN – Trove


 

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930),

Friday 23 May 1924, page 8

BODY RECOVERED

MUSWELLBROOK. Thursday.

The body of Charles Charman, drowned yesterday at Bengalla, was recovered this morning by Constable Bezer.

 

23 May 1924 – BODY RECOVERED – Trove


 

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

Friday 30 March 1928 (No.43), page 1442

 

[12527] Sydney, 30th March, 1928.

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTORATES AND ELECTIONS

ACT, 1912, AS AMENDED BY SUBSEQUENT ACTS.

IT is hereby notified that the undermentioned persons have been appointed Electoral Registrars for the Electoral Districts set against their respective names, in pursuance of the provisions of the abovementioned Act,— to take effect from the dates specified, viz.:—

Clerk of Petty Sessions, Campsie, Canterbury, in lieu of Constable McLaughlan, relieved,— from 1st January, 1928.

Constable Rowe Hannaford, Chatswood, Gordon and Willoughby, in lieu of Taylor, transferred,— from 8th November, 1927.

Constable Edward Ernest Bezer, Mosman, Mosman, in lieu of Walsh, transferred,— from 27th January, 1927.

30 Mar 1928 – PARLIAMENTARY ELECTORATES AND ELECTIONS ACT, 1912, AS AMENDED BY SUBSEQUENT ACTS. – Trove


 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Thursday 14 June 1928, page 2

A REVISION COURT, to revise the List of the Electoral District, of Mosman, which is now on exhibition at every Court House, Post-office, and Police Station within the District, will be holden at the Court House, North Sydney, on Friday, the 6th July, 1928, at 10 a.m. EDWARD ERNEST BEZER, Electoral Registrar, Mosman. 14/6 “28._

14 Jun 1928 – Advertising – Trove


 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Saturday 1 June 1929, page 22

A REVISION COURT to revise the list for the Electoral District of Mosman, which is now on exhibition at every Court House, Post-office and Police Station within the District, will be holden at the Court House, North Sydney, on Friday, the 28th day of June, 1929, at 11 a.m.

EDWARD ERNEST BEZER,

Electoral Registrar, Mosman. 29/5/’29.

01 Jun 1929 – Advertising – Trove


 

Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954),

Saturday 16 July 1938, page 3

SEEK DEAD MAN’S KIN

Efforts are being made to trace relatives of Allan McLean Sinclair, a returned soldier, and a native of New Zealand, who died as a result of a fall in Harris-street, Pyrmont, yesterday. He was formerly a steward. Sergeant Bezer, of Pyrmont, is inquiring.

 

16 Jul 1938 – SEEK DEAD MAN’S KIN – Trove


 

 

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 – 1954),

Friday 23 February 1940, page 1

MISSING AFTER WRECK

A man is believed to have been drowned from a launch which was wrecked on rocks near Maroubra Beach early yesterday morning.

Claude Burr, 38,. Prince Edward Theatre commissionaire, who engaged the launch, for a fishing excursion on Tuesday, is missing.

One side of the launch had been torn away, and was found 50 yards from the main hull, which was wedged between rocks.

Seats and pieces of timber were littered over 100 yards.

Mrs. J. McGann, wife of a Watson’s Bay shipyard proprietor, said yesterday she hired the boat to Burr.

He left Watson’s Bay in it about 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“He said he was going just outside the Heads to fish, and would return in a few hours,” Mrs. McGann said. “He asked my husband’s father, Mr. J. McGann, an ex-sergeant of police, to go with him.

“No Old Clothes”

“Mr. McGann said he wouldn’t go, as he had no old clothes, so Mr. Burr left by himself.

It was blowing hard at the time. ‘

” The launch was a 22ft. open boat with a 41 horsepower engine. The tank was filled with petrol, and there was a reserve tank containing two gallons.

” My husband had been away all day and noticed the launch was not at its mooring when he returned at 10.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

” He did not suspect any trouble as regular customers often take the boats without asking.

” When the launch had not been returned at 10.30 a.m. today, my husband made a search of the Harbor.

” Mr. McGann, Senr., then went to Burr’s home in Phillip Street, Bondi.

Mr. Burr’s wife said be had not returned home.

The police were then notified, and found the boat at Maroubra.”

Rough Seas

Sergeant Bezer, of Daceyville police, who found the launch, said the seas were very rough on Tuesday night.

A badly torn coat was the only clothing found.

Mr. Fred. Burr, manager of the Cameo Theatre, brother of the missing man, said last night that his brother was an exceptionally strong swimmer.

” He was an experienced fisherman and often went outside the Heads in small boats,” said Mr. Burr.

Burr had been employed as commissionaire at the Prince Edward Theatre for 15 years. He has two children, aged six and eight.

 

23 Feb 1940 – MISSING AFTER WRECK – Trove


 

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 – 1954),

Monday 31 May 1943, page 5

Boy Drowned In Links Lake

William Ryan, 15, of Baxter Road, Mascot, was drowned yesterday in a lake at The Lakes golf links; Kingsford.

He and a friend, Harry Eagar, 15, also of Baxter Road, were walking on the links when Ryan suggested a swim.

Eagar said: ” I told him it was too cold, and advised him not to go in. But he took off his clothes, except his shorts, and dived in from the weir. ”

Rolled Over, Sank

” He came to the surface. I called to him to come back, but he didn’t speak. He rolled over three or four times and sank. ”

” I dived until I was tired and nearly frozen trying to reach Bill, but the water was too deep. ”

Detective-Sergeant Maddison and other Daceyville police used grappling irons to recover Ryan’s body from the lake which is 15ft. deep.

Sergeant Bezer applied artificial resuscitation methods for half an hour without success.

Central District Ambulance took the body to Sydney Hospital.

31 May 1943 – Boy Drowned In Links Lake – Trove


 

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

Friday 3 June 1949 (No.90), page 1538

APPOINTMENTS.

 

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the appointment to the rank of Acting Inspector of Police of the following Sergeants 1st Class on and

from the date indicated in each case:—

Alexander John Steel—15th March, 1949.

Edward Ernest Bezer—20th March, 1949.

Henry Brown—14th May, 1949.

Edgar Roy Shaw—26th May, 1949.

03 Jun 1949 – APPOINTMENTS. – Trove

 


 

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

Friday 14 October 1949 (No.194), page 3016

APPOINTMENTS.

Premier’s Department.

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council has approved of the—

Cancellation of the appointment of Superintendent 2nd Class David Fraser as Superintendent of Traffic, on and from the 1st September, 1949.

Appointment of Superintendent 3rd Class Walter Richard Lawrence as Superintendent pursuant to the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 6 of the Metropolitan Traffic Act, 1900, as amended, to be known as the Superintendent of Traffic, such appointment to take effect as on and from the 1st September, 1949.

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the confirmation in the rank of Inspector 3rd Class of the following Acting Inspectors of Police,— on and from the date indicated in each case:—

Alexander John Steel, 15th June, 1949;

Edward Ernest Bezer, 20th June, 1949;

Henry Brown, 19th July, 1949;

Edgar Roy Shaw, 26th August, 1949.

JAMES McGIRR, Premier.

14 Oct 1949 – APPOINTMENTS. – Trove

 


The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday  25 June 1951   p3

Policeman Drops Dead

Police – Inspector Edward Ernest Bezer, 57, of Lea Avenue, Willoughby, dropped dead while walking with his wife to catch a tram at Spit Junction, Mosman, late on Saturday night.

He was stationed at North Sydney until recently, and went on long-service leave before retirement because of a heart affection. He had 35 years’ police service.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18220726


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Tuesday  26 June 1951   p18

BEZER -The Relatives and friends of the late EDWARD ERNEST BEZER ( TED ) of No 8 Lea Avenue, Willoughby, are kindly invited to attend his Funeral ; to leave Christ Church, Lavender Bay. This Day at 10.45 o’clock for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.  A service will commence at 10.30 a.m.

MOTOR FUNERALS LIMITED

A FDA

3B9 Pacific Highway

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18218776


 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Saturday 7 July 1951, page 10

IN the Will of EDWARD ERNEST BEZER late of Lea Avenue, Willoughby in the State of New South Wales, Inspector of Police, deceased.

Application will be made after 14 days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will and Testament dated the 25th July, 1933 of the abovenamed deceased, may be granted to Kathleen Emiline Bezer the Executrix named in the said Will and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address.

All creditors in the Estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned N. D. THOMAS, Proctor for the Applicant, 51 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

 

07 Jul 1951 – Advertising – Trove


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Wednesday  24 June 1953   p28

IN the Will of EDWARD ERNEST BEZER late of Lea Avenue, Willoughby in the State of New South Wales, Inspector of Police, deceased.
Application will be made after 14 days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will and Testament dated the 25th July, 1933 of the abovenamed deceased, may be granted to Kathleen Emiline Bezer the Executrix named in the said Will And all notices may be served at the undermentioned address.  All creditors In the Estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned
N D THOMAS Proctor for the
Applicant, 51 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18223796/1066111#


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Wednesday  24 June 1953   p28

BEZER – In memory of my loved husband and father Edward Ernest ( Ted ) Bezer who passed away June 24 1951

Today I am thinking of someone

With love that Is fond and true

Someone I loved very dearly

Ted that someone Is you

Inserted by his loving wife Kathleen and son Ted

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18367326


 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Friday  25 June 1954   p22

BEZER. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Edward Ernest ( Ted ) Bezer, who passed away June 24, 1951.

Although I smile and seem carefree.

Nobody misses you more than me.

Always remembered by his wife, Kit, and son, Ted.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18441781


 

ROOTSWEB

Author: hughsie_72
Surnames: BEZER
Classification: biography

Message Board URL:

http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.bezer/13.1.2/mb.ashx

Message Board Post:

Hi,
Edward Ernest Bezer was born in 1893 to parents Edward Bezer ( my Grandfather ) and Emily Mooney.

At the time of Edward Ernest’s death on the 24th June 1951 he was an Inspector of Police at Mosman, N.S.W.

Edward Ernest married Kathleen Emmeline Edwards in 1913 at St. Leonards, N.S.W.

Kathleen died on the 21st September 1962 and her parents are named as William Edwards and Annie O’Rielly on her death certificate.

She is reported as having been born in Goulburn, N.S.W.

Son Edward’s age is reported as 19 on his father’s death certificate of 1951, by his Uncle Henry Richard Bezer.

Strawberry Hill is now known as Surrey Hills.

Edward Ernest snr.’s father Edward was born 12 July 1862 in Blues Point, North Sydney and died 17 June 1922.

His first wife Emily Mooney was born in 1863 in Sydney and died in St. Leonards on the 22 April 1903.

Emily and Edward had 4 children Leslie, Irene Isabel, Harry Richard and Ernest Edward.

His second wife was Rachel Collins, married 31 December 1906 in Sydney.

They had two children, Keiven Edward and Ina Philomena.

Rachel died 1st. June 1926.

Important Note:
The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

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David Christopher BOURKE

David Christopher BOURKE

Queensland Police Force

Regd. #  ?

Rank:  Constable

Stations?

ServiceFrom  ?  to  ?

 

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David Christopher BOURKE - QPol - Died 2 May 1915

David Christopher BOURKE

 

Regimental number 1310
Place of birth Irvinestown, Ireland
Place of birth Fermanagh, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Labourer
Address Police Station, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 26
Height 5′ 10.5″
Weight 175 lbs
Next of kin Mother, Mrs K Bourke, 90 Coventry Drive, Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military service Served for 5 years in the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Enlistment date 13 January 1915
Place of enlistment Brisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 15th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/32/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular Enlisted 13 January 1915 – 15th Bn, 2nd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 15th Bn, 12 April 1915. Mortally wounded, 2 May 1915.
Fate Died of wounds 2 May 1915
Place of death or wounding Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death 2 May 1915
Age at death 26
Place of burial Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 83), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial
75
Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane o HMAT ‘Seang Bee’, 13 February 1915.

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, April 1915; admitted to Egyptian Government Hospital, 1 May 1915.

Died of wounds, 2 May 1915.

Buried at Chatby Military Cemetery, Alexandria, 3 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Sources NAA: B2455, BOURKE David Christopher

 

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Awards?

Born? ? 1888 in Irvinestown, Ireland

Died on:  Sunday  2 May 1915

Place of death:  Gallipoli, Turkey

Cause:  Died of wounds

Age:  26

Funeral date:  Monday  3 May 1915

Funeral location:  Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt

Buried at:  Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 83), Egypt

Memorial at?

[alert_green]DAVID is mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_green] * CONSIDERED POLICE JOB RELATED

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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal@AustralianPolice.com.au

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Scottish Military History Website

Hi, I am trying to find is a David Christopher BOURKE who immigrated to Australia and was a Queensland Police Service Officer. He took leave from the police to join the Australia Army during WWI. He died on 2 May 1915. His NOK was his mother, Mrs K Bourke, 90 Coventry Drive, Dennistown, Glasgow. I am looking to see if his name appears somewhere on a local war memorial or cenotaph where his family is from. Mel

Comment by: Melanie Wilkins

26 January 2015 – 12:17:29

http://www.scottishmilitaryresearch.org.uk/letters-to-the-guest-book

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QLD WW1 POLICE DEATHS

THE BELOW QLD POLICE NAMES NEED TO BE SEPARATED INTO THEIR OWN MEMORIAL PAGE AND EXPLORED – WHEN I HAVE TIME.

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ?

Rank?

Stations?

Service:  From  ?  to  ?

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Australian Imperial Force

Regiment:  ?

Enlisted:  ?

Service #  ?

Rank:  ?

Embarkation:  ?

Next of kin:  ?

Religion:  ?

Single / Married:  ?

Returned to Australia:  ?

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Awards?

Born?

Died on?

Place of death?

Cause?

Age?

Funeral date?

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FROM THE VAULT – Lest we forget

When the first world war was announced, many Queensland Police officers heard the call and took leave to join the A.I.F.

Of those police officers who joined the war effort, thirty paid the ultimate price and did not return home. Today we remember their sacrifice.
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25 April 1915 – Private Patrick Moynihan, 9th Battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action at the Dardanelles in Turkey.

2 May 1915 – Private David Bourke, 15th Battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable, dies of wounds at Alexandria in Egypt.

3 May 1915 – Corporal William Hughes, 15th Battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable, is KIA at the Dardanelles in Turkey.

7 May 1915- Private John Johnston, 15th battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable is Killed In Action at the Dardanelles in Turkey.

19 July 1915 – Private Robert Ritchie, 25th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, dies from illness while on active service at sea.

2 October 1915 – Private Phillip Vowles, 9th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, dies from illness while on active service in London.

15 October 1915 – Private Eugene Nugent, 25th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed in Action at the Dardanelles in Turkey.

22 November 1915 – Trooper John Christiansen, 5th Australian Light Horse, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action at Gallipoli in Turkey.

25 July 1916 – Corporal Joseph Thompson, 9th Battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in France.

26 July 1916 – Corporal Thomas Dedman, 12th Battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable is Killed In Action at Pozieres in France.

5 November 1916 – Sergeant George Dewhurst, 25th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action at Pozieres in France.

5 November 1916 – Private William Bishop, 25th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as a Constable, is Killed In Action in France.

1 February 1917 – Sergeant Peter Mulvie, 15th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in France.

3 May 1917 – Lance Corporal Archibald Curvey, 20th Battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action at Bullecourt in France.

10 September 1917 – Private Henry McLean, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, while on leave from his job as Constable is Killed In Action in Belgium.

22 September 1917 – Private John Graham D.C.M, 9th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, dies of wounds in Belgium.

12 October 1917 – Corporal Oswald Goodrich, 12th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in Belgium.

3 November 1917 – Lieutenant Patrick Devine, 9th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as a Constable, is Killed In Action in Belgium.

28 March 1918 – Sergeant John Warfield, 47th battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in France.

30 March 1918 – Sergeant John Fitzgerald, 8th Brigade Australian Field Artillery, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in France.

31 March 1918 – Sergeant Harry Wells, 26th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in Belgium.

19 April 1918 – Sergeant Walter Dumbrell, 41st Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action at the Somme in France.

10 June 1918 – Lance Sergeant Frederick White, 25th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in France.

20 June 1918 – Private David O’Donoghue, 9th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in France.

8 July 1918 – Private Thomas McGillycuddy, 45th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action at the Somme in France.

15 August 1918 – Corporal Claude Castree, 49th Battalion AIF, on leave from his job as Constable, is  Killed In Action in France.

9 September 1918 – Corporal John Herbert, 41 Battalion AIF, while on leave from his job as Constable, dies of wounds at the Somme in France.

25 September 1918 – Trooper Daryl Dodds, Australian Light Horse, while on leave from his job as Constable, is Killed In Action in Egypt.

12 October 1918 – Gunner Ernest Pastorelli, 156th Brigade RFA, on leave from his job as Constable, dies in a German Prisoner of War Camp.

21 November 1918 – Driver John Taylor, 38th Company Australian Service Corps, on leave from his job as a Constable, dies on Active Service in Egypt.

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This information has been supplied by the Queensland Police Museum from the best resources available at the time of writing. The Police Museum is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on the last Sunday of the month (Feb-Nov) and is located on the Ground Floor of Police Headquarters at 200 Roma Street, Brisbane. Contact: E: museum@police.qld.gov.au

“Lest We Forget”  by the Queensland Police Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (BY) 2.5 Australia Licence. Permissions may be available beyond the scope of this licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/au/legalcode

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/museum/2012/04/25/from-the-vault-lest-we-forget/




Fletcher Evelyn QUINTAL

Fletcher Evelyn QUINTAL

Norfolk Island Police

Regd. #  ?

Rank:

Superintendent/O.I.C of Police on Norfolk Island

StationsNorfolk Island

Service:  From  ?    To 16/07/1916

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Australian Imperial Force

Regiment:   6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron

Enlisted:  7 October 1914

Service #  58

Rank:  Corporal

Embarkation: 21/12/1914

Next of kin:

Wife Alice, care of Newtown Post Office, Newtown, NSW

Religion:  C of E

Single / Married: Married

Returned to Australia:

  Shot in left eye, Gallipoli Peninsular 12/06/1915

and returned 7 November 1915

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Awards:

Boer War

Kings South Africa Medal, Queens South Africa Medal.

WW1

1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Born:

1868, Norfolk Island

Died on:

31/12/1953

Place of death:

Norfolk Island

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Norfolk Island

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Norfolk Island

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When Fletcher returned to Norfolk Island he was offered his original position in the Police when he enlisted but he realised he could not continue as a Police officer due to his eye injury. He resigned in 1916 and became a ‘farmer’. It is also mentioned that Fletcher is directly related to the members of the crew of the ‘Bounty’ Also in ‘A’ Squadron was Mounted NSW Police Constable Frank Walter MATTHEWS, Gloucester Police Station, NSW, Killed in action, 17/09/1915, Gallipoli Peninsular.




Frank Walter MATTHEWS

Frank Walter MATTHEWS

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ?

Rank:  Mounted Constable

Stations?, Barmedman Police Stn

Service:  From  ?  to  ?

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Australian Imperial Force

Regiment:  2nd Light Horse Brigade, A Squadron, 6th Light Horse Regiment

Enlisted:  18 September 1914 ( Rank: Private ) ( 26yrs 6mths old )

Service #  153

Rank:  Lance Corporal

Embarkation:  21 December 1914 aboard HMAT Suevic A29

Next of kin:  Mrs. Elizabeth. Kearney, mother, Tullamore, NSW & Sarah Gertrude MATTHEWS – wife, Church St, Gloucester.

Religion:  C of E

Single / Married:  Single

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Awards:  1914/15 Star,  British Ware Medal, Victoria Medal

Born? ? 1888 at Barmedman, NSW

Died on:  17 September 1915

Place of death:  ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli Peninsular

Cause:  Killed in Action

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Buried at:  No.1 Shell Green Cemetery, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 9, Gallipoli Peninsular.

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Frank Walter MATTHEWS ANZAC
Frank Walter MATTHEWS
ANZAC

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2nd Lieutenant Alexander Frank BUSKIN, 6th LHR. Killed in action at Bolton’s Ridge, 17/09/1915.
Trooper William Bradley INGRAM, 6th LHR. Killed in action 17/09/1915.
Trooper Frank Walter MATTHEWS, 6th LHR. Killed in action 17/09/1915.
Trooper Lyle Hugh Florian O’NEILL, 6th LHR. Killed in action 17/09/1915.
Captain Rupert Noel RICHARDSON, 6th LHR. Killed in action 17/09/1915.
Trooper David Matthew JACOMBS, 7th LHR. Killed in action 17/09/1915.
Trooper Ernest Ambrose ROBERTS, 7th LHR. Killed in action 17/09/1915.

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/64423/20090520-1059/www.lighthorse.org.au/forum/postfaa8.html

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Just as an aside, his wife applied for a pension in 1918 and was granted a pension for herself and their son, also named Frank Walter Mathews. Frank (Jr) was born in 1915 in the East Maitland District (NSW BDM). At this stage there is no death record of Frank (Jr).

Frank (Sr) enlisted 18/09/1914, killed 17/09/1915 – 364 days. Without getting a birth certificate for Frank (Jr) it is not known whether he was born just before or after Frank (Sr) was killed.

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NSW Government Employees Granted Military Leave, 1914-1918

The below link, from the NSW Government Employees Granted Military Leave, 1914 – 1918 has F. W. MATTHEWS, Ordinary Constable of Gloucester; North Eastern District, Gloucester Station, being KILLED in Action at Gallipoli on the 6 September 1915 – being a conflicting date of death from that of the Light Horse.org.au website.

The below Citation comes from NRS 4481 Glass negatives ( NRS4481_ST6724P ), plus NRS 10946 Police salary registers [3/2995], SR Reel 1974, plus Police Department Annual Report for the year 1915, in Parliamentary Papers 1915-16, Vol.4, p.635, plus Police Department Annual Report for the year 1918, in NSW Parliamentary Papers 1919, Vol.3, p.603, plus Police Department Annual Report for the year ended 1917, in NSW Parliamentary Papers 1918, Vol.3, p.665.

http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchhits_nocopy.aspx?table=NSW+Government+Employees+Granted+Military+Leave%2c+1914-1918&id=82&frm=1&query=Department%3apolice

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