Douglas William NEWALL   OAM

Douglas William NEWALL   OAM

AKA Bill

Late of Smithfield, NSW

Uncle to Mick NEWALL – Retired NSWPF # 21663

NSW Penrith Police College Class #  025

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  7121

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 22 October 1951

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Detective Senior Constable – appointed  ? July 1963   * Lost Seniority?

Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed  1 October 1967

Detective Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? January 1975

Detective Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 27 November 1978

Detective Chief Inspector – appointed ? December 1982


Final Rank = Detective Chief Inspector – Retirement 1986


StationsDarlinghurst GDs ( 3 Division )( 22 Oct 1951 – 16 Sept 1953 ),

Daceyville – solo cyclist ( 15 Division )( 17 Sept 1953 ),

Daceyville – ‘A’ List ( Plain Cloths until 9 March 1955 ),

21 Division – Trainee Detective ( March 1955 – 16 Sept 1956 ),

( 15 Division )( 17 Sept 1956 -1957 ),

Darlinghurst ( 3 Division ) ( Jan 1957 – Oct 1959 ),

Liverpool Detectives  ( 22 Division )( Oct 1959 – Nov 1968 ),

Campbelltown Detectives ( 35 Division )( Nov 1968 – )  *Campbelltown Dets had no vehicle assigned to them. The had to borrow a vehicle with no radio.,

Vice Squad ( 1997 ),

Service:  From ? ? pre Oct 1951?  to ? August 1986 =  35 years Service

Awards: 3 Commendations:

1/    Highly commended for his courage & devotion to duty displayed at Darlinghurst in 1957 on the occasion of the wounding of Detective Constable 1/c K. F. GILMOUR by a well known criminal.  Detective Gilmour was seriously wounded in the right arm, which caused him to retire.  The offender had been killed by Detective Gilmour discharging his service pistol.  Earlier that day, the offender had shot dead a male person and wounded a woman.

2/    Commended for his role in the operation between Nov 1962 and March 1963, in an endeavour to effect the arrest of a violent criminal, who was subsequently sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on charges of rape and attempted rape.

3/    Commended for his role in the search for Monica Schofield, missing from Heathcote Hostel, East Hills, June 1963 and inquiries which resulted in the arrest of her attacker and subsequent conviction for murder.

Medal of the Order of Australia ( OAM ) – granted 8 June 2015

For Service to veterans and their families and to the community of Smithfield

National Medal – granted ? ? 1974

Diligent and Ethical Service Medal – granted post August 1986


Born: Monday  30 August 1926

Died on: Tuesday  5 November 2019

Age: 93yrs  2mths  6days

Cause: ?

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Funeral date: Friday  15 November 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location: Liverpool Cemetery, 207 Moore Rd, Liverpool, NSW

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Pre NSWPF – Bill Enlisted in the RAAF on 19 September 1944 and discharged on 10 December 1945 – reaching the rank of Leading Aircraftsman.

Douglas William NEWALL OAM AKA Bill

Douglas William NEWALL OAM AKA Bill

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



May they forever Rest In Peace


Detective Constable 1st Class William NEWALL, from Liverpool Police, along with other Police, were involved in the investigation into the murder of 12 year old school girl, Monica Schofield, on the 17 June 1963.

Monica was abducted on her way to East Hills Girls High School from her home at Hammondville Migrant Hostel – sometime referred to as the Heathcote Migrant Hostel and currently located at the new suburb known as Sanctuary Point.

Source:  Retired Det C/Insp. William NEWALL.

Source:  Liverpool Police Time Line ( 1788 – 2016 )

Smithfield’s Douglas William (Bill) Newall receives OAM


SMITHFIELD’S Douglas William (Bill) Newall has achieved a remarkable milestone.

The 88-year-old has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours for his service to veterans and their families, as well as to the Smithfield community.

Mr Newall was overseas when the honour was announced on Monday.

The former president of the Smithfield RSL Sub-branch was nominated by his mate Rick Stubbs, who is the junior vice-president of the Sub-branch, as well as being one of the club’s directors.

“Bill has done a lot of amazing things for the service of NSW and the country,” he said.

“His tireless and selfless commitment to others is outstanding.

“His life’s motto is ‘always work to the benefit of others and not yourself, and you will go a long way in life’.

“If any person deserves recognition for a lifetime giving, this man does.”

Mr Stubbs said Mr Newall had dedicated about 63 years of his life to the state and country.

“He’s been in the RAAF in World War II and spent many years in the NSW Police Force,” he said. “He also joined the RSL to make a difference in the community for veterans and their families, so he is a very deserving recipient.”

Mr Newall was the president of the Smithfield RSL Sub-branch from 2012 to 2014, a member of the club since 1995 and a trustee since 1999.

He was also the president of the Smithfield RSL Sub-branch Bowling Club from 1999 to 2002. He was awarded a life membership by the RSL of Australia in 2012.

Mr Newall also made significant contributions to the Bowls (Zone 2) Association.

In 2009, he was awarded the Meritorious Service badge by NSW RSL Bowls for his dedication to the sport.

Mr Newall joined the NSW Police Force in 1951 and retired in August, 1986 as a Detective Chief Inspector.

“He was awarded the Police Long Service Medal in 1974 and the Diligent and Ethical Service Medal since retirement,” he said.

“Without the support of his wife Domenica, he wouldn’t have been able to achieve what he has over the years.”





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A truly decent bloke. RIP Uncle Bill. (Mick Newall R/N 21663 Ret. HOD).