Edward John O’DONNELL
( late of Oswald St, Guildford )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 5043
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 4 February 1946
Detective Sergeant 2nd Class –
Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 19 October 1977
Stations: ?, Parkes, Pillage Squad, Newcastle, Merrylands 1968 ( 26 Division ), Fairfield ( 34 Division ), Campbelltown ( 35 Division ), “possibly” Liverpool ( 22 Division ) – retirement
Service: From ? ? pre February 1946? to ? ? 1979? = ? years Service
Australian Imperial Force
Enlisted: at Rowville, Victoria
Service # NX161851
Next of kin: Jean O’DONNELL
Single / Married: ?
Returned to Australia: ?
Born: 29 August 1919 @ West Wallsend, NSW
Died on: 23 June 2004
Funeral date: 29 June 2004
Funeral location: St Mark’s Anglican Church, Granville
Buried at: Cremated at Rookwood
Memorial at: ?
In the January 1979 Issue of the “Police Stud Book” the name of Edward John O’Donnell has been crossed out.
It would appear that he retired sometime during 1979.
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Email Rx on Friday 6 January 2017 via AustralianPolice.com.au
Hi Cal, going through some papers today and found the attached papers re the funeral of Ted O’Donnell. I then looked and could find no trace on “Australian Police”. So if he’s not there lets get started..
I first met him in June 68 on my arrival at Merrylands as a P/Cst. He was a 2/c Sgt in charge of a relief. He was very knowledgeable, and had no difficulty sharing this with everyone else. He also took a great interest in his team, and had no difficulty in pulling on the bosses as required.
He was a Detective, and I know he was stationed at Parkes and also the Pillage Squad, Newcastle. He married later in life to Barbara, who now resides with daughter Cathryn in Bathurst. He also had a son.
As a Commissioned Officer I think he was at Fairfield, Campbelltown and possibly finished up at Liverpool. He also served in WW2. I think he would have retired about 1984 and continued to live at his family home in Oswald St, Guildford until his death in 2004.
A great old style copper, and those who worked with him were proud to be referred to as “O’Donnell trained”
I am in touch with his wife if you require any further specific info.. Scotty.