Frank Raymond SMITHERS

( late of Albion Park )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 6967

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 13 April 1951

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 April 1974

Stations?, Wollongong ( 1969 ) – Rosters – retirement

Other:  Was Deputy Mayor of Shellharbour Council ( Labour ) x 2 terms & with Council for 23 years

ServiceFrom  ??Pre April 1951  to  28 November 1982 = 31+ years Service

World War II

Australian Imperial Force

Regiment:                                 Australian Army

Enlisted:                                    31 August 1942 at Woonona

Service #                                   NX149974  (N105257)

Rank:                                         Sergeant

Embarkation?

Next of kin:                             Eileen Smithers

Religion?

Single / Married?

Returned to Australia ?

Date of Discharge:              6 November 1945

Posting at discharge:         8 HVY A A BTY

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  29 November 1922 – Wollongong, NSW

Died on:  Saturday  19 September 2015

Cause:  Illness

Age:  92

Funeral date:  Thursday  24 September 2015

Funeral location: H. Parsons, Warilla Chapel, 101 Woolworths Avenue, Warilla

Buried at:  Albion Park Cemetery, Croome Rd, Albion Park Rail

Memorial location:  Frank Smithers Park, 248 Tongarra Rd, Albion Pk – dedication ceremony – Tuesday 20 December 2016

FRANK SMITHERS PARK Frank Smithers was an Alderman at Shellharbour City Council for 23 years, with two terms as the Deputy Mayor. He was instrumental in the foundation of the Albion Park public swimming pool and the Shellharbour Public Hospital. Frank was a foundation member of the Tongarra Heritage Society and served on the committee for more than 25 years.

Some of those from Police, Council and family who attended the unveiling today. Tuesday  20 December 2016

Some of those from Police, Council and family who attended the unveiling today. Tuesday 20 December 2016

FRANK is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
  *NEED MORE INFO

 

 

 Funeral location

Frank was in the Shellharbour Hospital system in February 2015 for unknown problems.

Frank SMITHERS

NX149974, N105257

Albion Park RSL Sub Branch Members are requested to attend the service of their late esteemed comrade.

Frank Smithers at Parsons, Warilla on Thursday  24 September at 12 noon.  Blazers / medals to be worn.

Auth. D Hamilton

Hon. Sec.

SMITHERS FRANK of Albion Park

Passed away in hospital after a long battle, surrounded by his family on September 19, 2015.

Loved husband of Ellie.
Loved father of Annette and Jac, Joyce, Sandra and stepfather of Joy, Terry, Deidre.
Grandfather of 14, great grandfather of 24 and great great grandfather of 3.
Former serving councillor of Shellharbour Council for 23 years and 2 terms served as Deputy Mayor.

Police officer for 35 years.

Aged 92 Years

Always loved and sadly missed

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Frank’s funeral service to be held in the Chapel, Parsons Funeral Home, 10 Woolworths Avenue Warilla on Thursday 24th September, 2015 at 12noon. Following the service his funeral will proceed to Albion Park Cemetery, Croome Road, Albion Park Rail.

Published by Illawarra Mercury on Sept. 22, 2015 – See more at: http://tributes.illawarramercury.com.au/obituaries/illawarramercury-au/obituary.aspx?n=frank-smithers&pid=175919119#sthash.eyZ4XjqF.dpuf

SHELLHARBOUR CITY COUNCIL
Ordinary Council Meeting –
19 July 2016  p 7 & 8
10.3
Corporate Policy Directorate
10.3.1
Naming Reserve 133, Lot: 1 DP: 908823, 248 Tongarra Road Albion Park, after former Alderman Frank Smithers (10729032)
MOTION
: Murray/Marsh
1.  That reserve 133, Lot:1 DP: 908823, 248 Tongarra Road Albion Park, be named Frank Smithers Park in recognition of former Alderman Frank Smithers dedicated service to the community of Shellharbour in accordance with Council’s Naming of Council Assets after Individuals policy.
2. That the name Frank Smithers Park be referred to the Geographic Names Board for exhibition in accordance with its policy.
3. That, if approved, appropriate signage be installed at the site denoting the new name and an appropriate ceremony be held when signage is installed.
Councillor Marsh proposed the following addition to the MOTION, which was accepted by the Mover:
4. That the signage include information about Alderman Frank Smithers.
RESOLVED: Murray/Marsh
1. That reserve 133, Lot:1 DP: 908823, 248 Tongarra Road Albion Park, be named Frank Smithers Park in recognition of former Alderman Frank Smithers dedicated service to the community of Shellharbour in accordance with Council’s Naming of Council Assets after Individuals policy.
2. That the name Frank Smithers Park be referred to the Geographic Names Board for exhibition in accordance with its policy.
3. That, if approved, appropriate signage be installed at the site denoting the new name and an appropriate ceremony be held when signage is installed.
4. That the signage include information about Alderman Frank Smithers.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

http://www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/getfile/2d60eb79-5055-40c9-ae27-9f9e5e544e1c/2016-07-19-ordinary-council-meeting-minutes.aspx?chset=0ee61ad5-8c3d-4107-897f-23f43ea54f63

http://webcast.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/archive/video16-0719.php#placeholder   Then look down Agenda to 10.3.1 to play specific video section
  • This park was to be ‘unveiled’ on Friday 16 December 2016 but due to poor weather, has been postponed.  The park was officially ‘unveiled’ on Tuesday 20 December 2016.

Illawarra Mercury ( Wollongong )     Friday  22 November 1935   p11 of 14

UNANDERRA NEWS

The following pupils of Unanderra Public School passed the Primary final examination; Jenny Bird, Jack Brough, Arthur Callaway, Bob Catterall, Bert Coleman, Tom Franklin,   Bruce Jay, Betty Jolliffe, Wallace Mason, Molly Rodgers, Frank Smithers, Joyce Stevenson, Tim Sweeney,  John Timothy, Nancy Todman, Bill Wadey, Ken Watson.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/133082523

*It is not known if this article is referencing the same Frank Smithers at Unanderra Public School, or if the policeman Frank Smithers actually attended this school, but the time frame is correct.

It appears that Frank and Eileen Ruth Smithers divorced in 1962.   2854/1962

 

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