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
Service: From ??Pre April 1951 to 28 November 1982 = 31+ years Service
Australian Imperial Force
Regiment: Australian Army
Enlisted: 31 August 1942 at Woonona
Service # NX149974 (N105257)
Next of kin: Eileen Smithers
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
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 was in the Shellharbour Hospital system in February 2015 for unknown problems.
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
SMITHERS FRANK of Albion Park
Passed away in hospital after a long battle, surrounded by his family on September 19, 2015.
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
- 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
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.
*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