Colin William Hugh NAPIER

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Colin William Hugh NAPIER

AKA  Col 

Son of Colin NAPIER ( B: 16 Dec 1903 – D: 26 Feb 1989 ) who was born in the Police Stn, Johnshaven, Benholm, Kincardineshire, Scotland.  He married Louisa Jena MARSHALL in 1936 in NSW

 

Late of  ?

It’s nice to be nice

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  Class #  088

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10187

Uniform #  4099

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

Probationary Constable- appointed 30 October 1961 ( aged 24 years, 3 months, 15 days )

Constable – appointed 30 October 1962

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967  

Detective – appointed  2 November 1967

Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1971  

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

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 February 1978

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 30 June 1986

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Sergeant 

Retirement / Leaving age: =  54 years, 11 months, 29 days

 

Stations:  Parramatta ( 18 Division )(GDs)( 4 December 1961 – 18 August 1963 )( ProCst – Cst ),

Granville ( 18 Division )(GDs)( 19 August 1963 – 2 August 1964 ), Granville ( 26 Division )( GDs )( 3 August 1964 – 1 November 1964 ),

Vice Squad ( 20 Division )(2 November 1964 – 26 July 1965 ), Parramatta ( 18 Division )( Vice Squad )(27 July 1965 – 1 June 1966 ),

Bankstown ( 19 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 2 June 1966 – 6 February 1967 ),

Liverpool Dets ( 22 Division )( 2IC to Bert EDWARDS )( 7 February 1967 – 13 March 1969 ),

C.I.B. ( 20 Division )( Vice Squad )(14 March 1969 – 11 April 1972 ),

( *28 Division )( C.I. Duty )(12 April 1972 – 20 May 1978 ) * 28 Division was the Water Police at Dawes Point in 1978.  In 1988 28 Division was then allocated to Mt Druitt.

Liverpool ( 22 Division )( C.I. Duty )(21 May 1978 – 12 April 1980 ),

Newtown ( 5 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 13 April 1980 – 20 June 1981 ),

Fairfield ( 34 Division )( Det Sgt )( 21 June 1981 – 17 July 1982 ),

Liverpool ( 22 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 18 July 1982 – ? )

Records were then computerised.

Merrylands GDs – Retirement ( 14 July 1992 )

Service:  From ? ? 1961   to   14 July 1992  =  31 years Service

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 6 November 1980 ( Det Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( Det SenCon )

 

 

Born:  Thursday  15 July 1937 at Strathfield, NSW

Died on:  Friday  18 December 2020 surrounded by family

Age:  83 years, 5 months, 3 days

Cause:  Cancer = Prostate

Event location:  Home of his daughter.

Event date:  Suffering terminal cancer in October 2020 

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday  23 December 2020 @ 10am

Funeral location: Thanks Giving Service: Guildford Anglican Church, 2 Bolton St, Guildford, NSW  ( No coffin )

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any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Col, unselfishly, donated his body to science 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER
” anyway, the fish was thissss big “

 

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


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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


May they forever Rest In Peace

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Back row, left to right: Det. SenCon RJW King, Det Cst 1/c K.A. Barr, Det Cst 1/c R J Seery, Det SenCon P.B. Scott, Det Cst 1/c P.W. Gould Front row. Det SenCon B.A. Brown, Det Sgt 2/c J. Waldmanis, Det Sgt 3/c C.W.H. Napier, Det Sgt 3/c D.E. Pike
Back row, left to right: Det. SenCon RJW King, Det Cst 1/c K.A. Barr, Det Cst 1/c R J Seery, Det SenCon P.B. Scott, Det Cst 1/c P.W. Gould Front row. Det SenCon B.A. Brown, Det Sgt 2/c J. Waldmanis, Det Sgt 3/c C.W.H. Napier, Det Sgt 3/c D.E. Pike

 

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER, Peter GOULD
Col with Peter GOULD

 

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER

 

 


 

Col had been suffering from a rare Cancer which failed to show up on tests.

As a result, Col donated his body to science in the hope of helping to cure Cancer.

 

Cal

 


 

David Ritzau
Yesterday celebrating the life of Colin William Hugh Napier, firstly at the Anglican Church Guildford, and the for the rest of the day and evening at one of Col”s favourite spots at the Guildford Leagues Club with Steve Ryan and Anthony Field where we spent time remembering:
Fairfield Detectives 1980’s: Detective Senior Sergeant Colin William Hugh Napier wasn’t just our boss, he was our Leader, our Mentor, our Protector, our Motivator, our Mate, and for us younger Detectives our virtual dad during working hours. We’ve lost a good one. R.I.P. Col and I bet you are already at the bar enjoying a beer with Rod. Thank you. We’ll never forget you.

 

Prior to employment with NSWPF – Col had been an a shop assistant for 3 weeks, Labourer for 3 months, member of the R.A.A.F. for 6 years, A Clerk for 14 months and a Copy boy for 14 months.

He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 28 April 1955 as an Aero Engine Fitter.

He was Discharged ( from the R.A.A.F. ) ” Termination of period of enlistment ” at the Rank of Aircraftman with a trade as an Engine Fitter.

His proficiency was satisfactory and Conduct was exemplary.

On the 9 January 1962 he was Commended with Constable D.W. Gibbens for keen observation when, on seeing a motor car at Westmead on 9 January 1962, of similar description to one believed to be used in connection with the commission of crime, they followed the vehicle, and after a chase, in which it was abandoned, the three occupants decamping, arrested one of the offenders and found stolen property in the vehicle.

Subsequently, the other two offenders were arrested by Police and all three charged with stealing.

Sign:  N.T.W. Allan – Commissioner of Police

 

At the time of joining NSWPF he was 5′ 11″, 12 Stone in weight, hazel eyes, brown hair with a medium complexion and was Married.

 

He attained 74% at completion of Training Class 089A at the Police Training Centre ( Redfern )

He completed a three day course in Civil Defence Oct / Nov 1962.

He satisfactorily passed his typing test on 17 August 1962 at 20 w.p.m.

Successfully completed Sergeant Course # 4, Class 4 of 1979 with 82.4%

He passed his Constable 1/c examinations on 22 September 1964.

He failed his first attempt at the examinations for Sergeant 3/c on the 15 May 1975 but passed them on the 13 May 1976.

He passed his Sergeant 1st Class examinations on the 10 May 1983.

He completed his Detective Course on 26 October 1966 and was Designated ‘Detective’ on 2 November 1967.

He completed his Solo Motor Cyclist course on the 12 April 1962.

He completed his General duty utilities and light trucks ( Bull Wagons – F100s ) on 29 January 1964.

He completed his High Speed ( Automatics ) course on 17 November 1970.

He completed his 4 wheel driving course on the 15 May 1978.


 

 

 

 

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