Edward Ernest BEZER

Edward Ernest BEZER

aka  Ted

( late of 8 Lea Avenue, Willoughby )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 295

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed on 29/12/1916

29/12/1917 – Constable Second Class

1925 – Constable First Class

1930 – Sergeant

Inspector between 1949 – 1951


1920 – Newcastle

1922 – Muswellbrook

1923 – Greta (temporary posting)

1923 – Muswellbrook

1924 – Sydney

1933 – Mosman

1947 – Possibly Penrith

1949 – Mosman

1951 – North Sydney.

He went on Long Service Leave whilst at North Sydney some weeks/months prior to his death on 24/06/1951. Not definitely known if he was still serving at the time of his death while on leave, or had retired very shortly before his death.


From  29 December 1916  to  ? ? 1951 = 35 years Service.

During his Service he was involved in flood boat operations at Narrabri in 1920 during devastating floods that hit the area. Manned a boat with other Police that rowed and floated down flooded creeks and rivers searching for survivors/victims. In 1934 he competed in the Police (Carnival) Games held at the Sydney Show Grounds. Tossing the Caber and 16lb Shot Put.


World War I

Australian Naval Force


Service:                          ANF ( Australian Naval Force )

Service #                       1205

Rank:                             Boy 2nd Class

Date of Enlistment:  Tue. 7 November 1911

Next of kin:                  Edward Ernest BEZER,  33 Burlington St, Nth. Sydney

Religion:                       C of E

Single / Married?

Embarkation ship:   Pyramus

Returned to Australia:  ?



Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   7/11/1893, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW

Died on:  24/06/1951

Place of death:  Mosman, NSW

Cause:  Possible heart attack whilst walking with his wife.

Age:  57

Funeral date:  Tuesday  26 June 1951 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  Christ Church, Lavender Bay

Buried at:  Cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium and ashes scattered on the grave of his parents at Gore Hill Cemetery, St. Leonards.

Memorial at?

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






Edward served in the Navy prior to enlisting in the Police service in 1916 and because of being a police officer with a German surname received the white coward feather, even though he wasn’t allowed to enlist.


The Sydney Morning Herald     Monday  25 June 1951   p3

Policeman Drops Dead

Police – Inspector Edward Ernest Bezer, 57, of Lea Avenue, Willoughby, dropped dead while walking with his wife to catch a tram at Spit Junction, Mosman, late on Saturday night.

He was stationed at North Sydney until recently, and went on long-service leave before retirement because of a heart affection. He had 35 years’ police service.





The Sydney Morning Herald     Tuesday  26 June 1951   p18

BEZER -The Relatives and friends of the late EDWARD ERNEST BEZER ( TED ) of No 8 Lea Avenue, Willoughby, are kindly invited to attend his Funeral ; to leave Christ Church, Lavender Bay. This Day at 10.45 o’clock for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium. A service will commence at 10.30 a.m.



3B9 Pacific Highway




The Sydney Morning Herald     Wednesday  24 June 1953   p28

IN the Will of EDWARD ERNEST BEZER late of Lea Avenue, Willoughby in the State of New South Wales, Inspector of Police, deceased.
Application will be made after 14 days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will and Testament dated the 25th July, 1933 of the abovenamed deceased, may be granted to Kathleen Emiline Bezer the Executrix named in the said Will And all notices may be served at the undermentioned address.  All creditors In the Estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned
N D THOMAS Proctor for the
Applicant, 51 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.








The Sydney Morning Herald     Wednesday  24 June 1953   p28

BEZER – In memory of my loved husband and father Edward Ernest ( Ted ) Bezer who passed away June 24 1951

Today I am thinking of someone

With love that Is fond and true

Someone I loved very dearly

Ted that someone Is you

Inserted by his loving wife Kathleen and son Ted







The Sydney Morning Herald     Friday  25 June 1954   p22

BEZER. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Edward Ernest ( Ted ) Bezer, who passed away June 24, 1951.

Although I smile and seem carefree.

Nobody misses you more than me.

Always remembered by his wife, Kit, and son, Ted.





Author: hughsie_72
Surnames: BEZER
Classification: biography

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Edward Ernest Bezer was born in 1893 to parents Edward Bezer (my Grandfather) and Emily Mooney. At the time of Edward Ernest’s death on the 24th June 1951 he was an Inspector of Police at Mosman, N.S.W. Edward Ernest married Kathleen Emmeline Edwards in 1913 at St. Leonards, N.S.W. Kathleen died on the 21st September 1962. and her parents are named as William Edwards and Annie O’Rielly on her death certificate. She is reported as having been born in Goulburn, N.S.W. Son Edward’s age is reported as 19 on his father’s death certificate of 1951, by his Uncle Henry Richard Bezer. Strawberry Hill is now known as Surrey Hills.
Edward Ernest snr.’s father Edward was born 12 July 1862 in Blues Point, North Sydney and died 17 June 1922. His first wife Emily Mooney was born in 1863 in Sydney and died in St. Leonards on the 22 April 1903. Emily and Edward had 4 children Leslie,Irene Isabel,Harry Richard and Ernest Edward. His second wife was Rachel Collins, married 31 December 1906 in Sydney.They had two children, Keiven Edward and Ina Philomena. Rachel died 1st. June 1926.

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