aka Denny

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. Service # ? 8007

Rank:  Sergeant – retired

Stations?, O.I.C. Double Bay ( No. 10 Division ) for 11 years

Service:  From  13 December 1902  to  ? 1933 = 31 years Service


Born? ? 1875 in Moruya, NSW



Boer War

Regiment:  2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Enlisted:  ?

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Rank:  Sergeant

Embarkation:  from Sydney on ? March 1901 to Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 17 April 1901

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Returned to Australia:  4 June 1902



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[alert_blue]DENNIS is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_blue] * NOT JOB RELATED


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The North Western Courier ( Narrabri, NSW )      Monday  5 June 1933     Page 1 of 4

Over 5000 citizens attended a farewell send-off to Sergeant McDonald, at the Paddington Town Hall, Sydney.

For some time he worked as a foreman in the Colonial Sugar Company mills in Fiji. He entered the police force in 1902. Sergeant McDonald was presented with a wallet of notes.






Windsor and Richmond Gazette ( NSW )      Friday  9 June 1933     page 7 of 12




Sergeant – Dennis ( ” Denny ” ) McDonald, brother of Mr. A. J. McDonald, formerly teacher in charge of the Cattai Public School, who was for 11 years in charge of the Double Bay police station, has just retired, owing to ill-health, declared, after 31 years in the force, that, despite risks, he would like to do his service over again.

He advises physically fit young men of ambition to join the New South Wales force which, he says, offers excellent opportunities for advancement.

At the age of 15 he was a trucker in a mine near Moruya, where he was born. He was later a miner in various parts of Queensland, and served in the Boer War, as a sergeant in the second regiment of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

On his return he worked as a foreman in the Colonial Sugar Company’s mills at Lautoka (Fiji), and entered the police force in Sydney in 1902.

A runner of note in his younger days, Sergeant McDonald was a member of the old Sir Joseph Banks Athletic Club.

At the Paddington Town Hall last week over 500 citizens and police of No. 10 division attended a send-off to Sergeant McDonald.   He was presented with a wallet of  notes.

Among those present was the Mayor of Woollahra ( Ald. Latimer ), who presided, the Minister for Labor ( Mr. Dunninghan ), Inspector Stanton ( officer-in-charge of No. 10 division ), Sergeant G Gavin ( president of the Police Association ) and Mr. C. Cosgrove ( secretary ), Ald. O’Sullivan, M.L.A., Ald. R. Stapleton ( Mayor of Paddington ), and ( Ald. Aubrey Smith.




NSW State Records:

Reel 3043  Item 8/3253