Colin John COGLE


Colin John COGLE 

( late of Regis Gardens, Hornsby )

Joined NSWPF via NSW Police Cadet system on 26 February 1942

New South Wales Police Force

Cadet #  358

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   5455[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 26 February 1942

Probationary Constable – appointed 13 January 1947

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ?

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 2 August 1977

Inspector – appointed  14 April 1978

Senior Inspector – appointed 1 June 1981

Superintendent – appointed 24 May 1983

Chief Superintendent – appointed 29 December 1983 – retirement

Stations?, “possibly” Wollongong Public Safety Bureau as a Constable in February 1951, “possibly” North Sydney Safety Bureau in February 1951, “possibly” Sydney Public Safety Bureau as a Constable in January 1954, O.I.C. T.R.G. ( Supt. – April 1983 ), ‘D’ District – Dee Why – retirement

ServiceFrom  26 February 1942  to  19 December 1985 = 43+ years Service

AwardsNational Medal – granted 29 June 1984

Born:  26 December 1925

Died on:  Wednesday  28 September 2016


Age:  90

Funeral date:  Thursday  6 October 2016 @ 11.15am

Funeral location:  the North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, 199 Delhi Road, NORTH RYDE

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

The Sun ( Sydney ) Wednesday 8 May 1946 p14<br /> Training for King's Cup<br /> Vic. Aitken, bow in the NSW King's Cup eight, mixes glucose with his milk for breakfast at the training camp on the Nepean. At left is Colin Cogle, who rows in the No. 2 seat. The King's Cup race will be rowed on Saturday.<br />
The Sun ( Sydney ) Wednesday 8 May 1946 p14

[alert_yellow]COLIN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO



 Funeral location:





May you forever Rest In Peace



COGLE,  Colin John

Late of Regis Gardens, Hornsby

Passed away on 28th September 2016

Retired Chief Superintendent, NSW Police

Dearly loved husband of Ann (dec). Loved father of Graham, Stewart and Ken, father-in-law of Margaret, Cheryl, Debra (dec) and Marilyn. Grandfather of Blake and Alina, Wade and Holly, Aaron, Travis, Kacey and Clyde. Great grandfather of Theodore, Liliana and Fletcher.

Aged 90 years

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend his Funeral Service to
be held in the North Chapel of Northern Suburbs Crematorium,
199 Delhi Road, North Ryde on THURSDAY (October 6th, 2016) commencing at 11.15 am.


Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Oct. 1, 2016


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Monday 4 April 1983, page 1

‘ They came at them in bursts with barrages of projectiles ‘

 Bikies riot at Bathurst races

Silhouetted by flames, police in riot gear stand guard outside the police compound at Mount Panorama, near Bathurst, during the riot on Saturday night.
Silhouetted by flames, police in riot gear stand guard outside the police compound at Mount Panorama, near Bathurst, during the riot on Saturday night.
The burnt-out remains of the Volkswagen which was rolled against the police compound by motor-cyclists at the beginning of the riot on Saturday night.
The burnt-out remains of the Volkswagen which was rolled against the police compound by motor-cyclists at the beginning of the riot on Saturday night.
A motor-cyclist is taken into custody by Police in riot gear at Mount Panorama.
A motor-cyclist is taken into custody by Police in riot gear at Mount Panorama.


“The men in hospital said it was reminiscent of the movie ‘Zulu’. They said the bikies came at them in bursts with barrages of projectiles.”

This was how Sergeant Mark Edwards, of the public-relations branch of the Bathurst police, described the scene on Saturday night at Mount Panorama

racetrack near Bathurst when an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 motorcyclists held about 100 police officers under siege for

about 5 1/2 hours.

The motorcyclists threw rocks, Molotov cocktails and sticks of gelignite at police sheltering in the police-station compound at the camping ground.

Eighty-one of the 91 members of the Sydney-based riot unit, the Tactical Response Group, stationed in the compound, were injured. Sixteen required treatment at Bathurst District Hospital.

Police cars and ambulances were hit by missiles as they tried to reach scores of injured policemen and youths.

One police sergeant who kicked away a stick of gelignite which landed in front of him appears likely to lose the tops of three of his toes.

“He’s very lucky,” Sergeant Edwards said. “If it had exploded before he kicked it away it would have blown off his legs. As it was, the blast knocked down two other men standing near him.”

The front door of the police station was rocked by an explosion, and thousands of dollars damage was caused to police vehicles. Electricity to the compound was cut off, but police had an emergency generator standing by.

Police arrested 77 people on a total of 134 charges, ranging from resisting arrest to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. They will appear in Bathurst Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

One person was arrested after a motorcycle was driven into a line of policemen, knocking them over.

In Bathurst, police motorcyclists were struck by rocks and sticks as they attempted to Breathalyze motorcyclists in the streets.

The officer in charge of the Tactical Response Group, Superintendent Colin Cogle, said the force had been the target of a “screaming mob”. It was the worst confrontation his men had faced.

Flanked on three sides, the police, wielding nightsticks and protected by shields, helmets and padded jackets, had made repeated charges out of their fenced compound into the crowds, arresting one or two people each time.’

Each charge ended with a retreat under a hail of missiles.

Mount Panorama has been the scene of violence in past years during the Easter motorcycle meeting. Police were happy with the behaviour of the crowd last year after violence in 1980 and 1981 threatened the future of the event.

Sergeant Edwards said about 25,000 motorcycle enthusiasts were camped on the mountain for this year’s event.

The trouble began about 7.30pm on Saturday when a man and a woman in a Volkswagen in the camping ground were harassed by a group which began rocking the car. The couple fled to the police compound and the motorcyclists set the car on fire.

After police had put out the fire, motorcyclists rolled the car to the police station and tried to roll it through the wire fence surrounding the compound.

The motorcyclists began pelting bottles, cans, wine casks full of rocks, burning toilet rolls which had been soaked in petrol, Molotov cocktails, and half-sticks of gelignite into the compound. Several policemen had their uniforms set alight while others received serious cuts and bruises.

“The men in hospital said that this year it was worse than in previous years,” Sergeant Edwards said. “They said it was terrible. It just didn’t stop.

“The men would go outside to try and calm things down, then they would be forced back inside by a barrage of projectiles.

“They made repeated requests to the bikies to stop things but they just didn’t listen.

“They’re a strange breed. You just can’t reason with them. We’re convinced that the whole thing was a deliberately planned exercise, but it just makes no sense at all.” ; Bricks and large rocks had been piled up for use as ammunition, and other weapons had been devised.

The crowd began leaving the mountain yesterday afternoon and police did not expect any more serious trouble during the night.


Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Wednesday 20 September 1950, page 44

Rower’s comeback

Colin Cogle, a former King’s Cup representative, will make a comeback for Haberfield in Saturday’s Boone Cup senior eights at Mosman club’s regatta.

The regatta, which will open the rowing season, will be hold on the Lane Cove River.

Cogle, a policeman, rowed for NSW in the 1946 ( Penrith ) King’s Cup and again in 1947 (Perth).

His presence in the crew has greatly strengthened Haberfield, which is experiencing a shortage of senior oarsmen. Cogle will “row in the No. 3 seat.

Three Empire Games representatives, Les Montgomery (stroke), Erwin Eder (seven), and Ken Gee ( five ) also will row for Haberfield.

Sydney crew, which will row against” Haberfield, has been weakened by the inclusion of five of its star men in the Christchurch \(NZ) centenary Games squad.

“possibly” married Roma Anoni MOORE in 1948

NSWBDM – Marriage   1368/1948

The Sun ( Sydney ) Thursday 13 March 1947 p14 A recent engagement is that of Miss Roma Moore, eldest daughter of Mr. Sydney Moore, of Dobroyd Point, and of the late Mrs. Moore, to Mr. Colin John Cogle, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Cogle, of Five Dock. Mr. and Mrs. Cogle will give a party at their home on Saturday night to celebrate the engagtement.
The Sun ( Sydney ) Thursday 13 March 1947 p 14


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