Francis Laurel BURKE
Late of ?
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ????
Stations: ?, Redfern – Death
Service: From 20 June 1955 to 20 January 1961 = 5+ years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: ? ? 1927
Died on: 20 January 1961
Age: 33 – 34
Cause: Drowned during a “Off Duty” surf rescue
Event location: Kiama Beach
Event date: 20 January 1961
Funeral date: possibly 23 January 1961
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: possibly Rookwood Catholic – Portion Lawn 1, Plot 59
Memorial located at: ?
“There are a number of photos of this man on Ancestry.co.au which I can’t access” 26 July 2017
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The constable was born in 1927 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 20 June, 1955. At the time of his death he was stationed at Redfern.
There is a Francis L BURKE buried at Rookwood ( as detailed above ) but no other verifying details via internet search.
There is also a Francis Neil BURKE mentioned in the Kiama Independent on 25 January 1961 having died at Kiama, late of Sydney.
Nothing found on Trove.
Police Remembrance Day:
Almost 60 years on, Kenneth Nash still misses his uncle Allen.
Sergeant Allen William Nash, aged 40, was killed in the line of duty by a gun-wielding offender at Primbee in 1956.
Sgt Nash was one of eight officers stationed in the Lake Illawarra local area command who were recognised with memorial plaques on a wall of honour outside Lake Illawarra police station on Monday, as part of Police Remembrance Day commemorations.
Dozens of current and retired officers, families, friends, politicians, councillors and members of the public gathered at Oak Flats for a ceremony to unveil the memorial wall, and honour past and present officers.
Since 1862, more than 250 NSW Police officers have died in the line of duty.