Edward John O’DONNELL

( late of Oswald St, Guildford )

aka  Ted

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

 ServiceFrom  ? ? pre February 1946?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

World War II

Australian Imperial Force

Regiment?

Enlisted:                  at Rowville, Victoria

Service #                 NX161851

Rank?

Embarkation?

Next of kin:           Jean O’DONNELL

Religion?

Single / Married?

Returned to Australia ?

Awards?

Born:  29 August 1919 @ West Wallsend, NSW

Died on:  23 June 2004

Age:  84

Cause?

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.


EDWARD 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

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.

 

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