Eric Walter EDGECOMBE
Late of ?
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 070
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 8768
Service: From 27 May 1957 to 4 July 1988 = 31 years, 1 month, 7 days Service to NSW Policing
Royal Australian Navy ( 17 April 1951 – 1957 )
Service # R44863
Next of kin: Margaret
Religion: Roman Catholic
Single / Married:
Returned to Australia: ?
Date of Discharge:
Posting at Discharge:
WWII Honours & Gallantry: None for display
Occupation upon joining: Labouring Assistant
War Service In Au:
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Described as 5′ 4″ tall, Brown hair, Grey eyes, Freckles
Address: ” Merralong “, Newbridge Rd, Liverpool, NSW.
Police Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 27 May 1957 ( aged 23 years, 11 months, 23 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 8 July 1957 ( aged 24 years, 1 month, 4 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 8 July 1963
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 1 July 1968
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 23 June 1973
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 22 August 1982
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed 8 March 1987
Appears in the 1988 Stud Book but NOT the 1989 issue
Final Rank = Chief Inspector
Stations: ?, Liverpool GDs ( 22 Division )( 1957 ), Mulwala Police Stn ( 1960 ), Corowa Police Stn ( 1967 ), R’ District ( Newcastle )( 1968 ), Bombala Police Stn ( 1974 ), Cooma Police Stn ( 1980+ )( Sgt 2/c – Sgt 1/c ), Lithgow Police Stn ( Senior NCO )( 1983 ), ?, Cootamundra ( 1987 ), ?
Retirement / Leaving age: = 55 years & 1 month
Time in Retirement from Police: 32 years, 7 months, 25 days
Awards: National Medal – granted 21 August 1989 ( Former Chief Insp. )
Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal – granted
Commendations: 1/ Commended for his role in the search for Kevin John SIMMONS & Leslie Allen NEWCOMBE who escaped from Long Bay Gaol in October 1959.
2/ Commended for his role in the search under arduous conditions for William LITTLE, who was wanted for the murder of Sergeant 3/c C. E. HOWE ( # 8663 ) and Reginald HUNTER.
3/ Commended for his leadership, courage and devotion to duty at Bombala on the 25th and 26th May, 1978, when he took control of a Police operation designed to obtain the surrender of Wayne WHITE who was armed with a rifle and was defying all attempts to capture him. During this operation Constable 1/c L.T.D. BODDY ( # 14387 ) & M.W. CASEY ( # 15288 ) were wounded by shots fired by the offender, who eventually surrendered to Police.
Born: Sunday 4 June 1933
Died on: Monday 1 March 2021
Age: 87 years, 8 months, 25 days
Event location: Karinya Palliative Care Unit, Berry, NSW
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Thursday 11 March 2021 @ 11am
Funeral location: The Chapel, Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens, Worrigee Road, Worrigee, NSW
any Future Wake location: ??? TBA
any Future Wake date: ??? TBA
( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )
Funeral Parlour: Murphy family funerals, 85 Plunkett St, Nowra, NSW 4423 0722
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( March 2021 )
ERIC is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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Obituary of Eric Walter Edgecombe
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