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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.