Elwin ‘ Ned ‘ George WOOLASTON
New South Wales Police Force
either Penrith Police College or Redfern Police Training Centre – Class 038
Regd. # 6761
Rank: Commenced Training at the Academy on Monday 26 June 1950
Probationary Constable – appointed Monday 14 August 1950
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 July 1967
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 April 1974
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 7 October 1977 – Retired
Stations: Mounted Unit, North Coast District ( 1967 ), ?, Fairfield & Cabramatta ( 34 Division )
Service: From pre August 1950 to ? ? pre 1988? – Retirement = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( Former Sgt )
Born: Saturday 18 August 1929
Died: Friday 17 September 2010
Age: 81 years & 30 days
Funeral date: Tuesday 21 September 2010 –
Funeral location: North Chapel, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden Valley Way, Leumeah, NSW
Buried at: Cremated
NED is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED
Sgt 3/c Roger BERGAMIN was Highly commended for his outstanding courage and devotion to duty at Canley Vale on 23 November, 1981, when in the company of Sergeant 1/c E.G. Woolaston, he confronted Abdel Rahman Dehen who pointed a loaded .22 calibre rifle, with which he had just shot and seriously wounded his wife, in his direction.
The offender complied with a demand to drop the weapon and the Sergeant rushed forward and was able, with the assistance of other Police, to handcuff and arrest him.
A later examination of the offender’s weapon revealed a live bullet had jammed in the breech.
Awarded the Commissioner’s Commendation
C.R. ABBOTT, Commissioner, 20 December 1982.
The above entry was recorded from Roger BERGAMIN’s Service Record. I am unaware what ( if any ) Award or Commendation that Ned WOOLASTON may have received from this same incident.
20 April 2021