George Henry SARGENT

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?

Joined NSW Police on 14 July 1884

Rank:  Constable 1st Class, 1 November 1886

Senior Constable, 1 February 1890

Sergeant 1 April, 1896

Senior-sergeant, 1 December  1903

Sub-Inspector 19 November 1910

Licencing Inspector for the Goulburn District,

O.I.C. Goulburn

Stations:  Darlinghurst ( No. 3 Station ) 1886 – 1903

O.I.C. of Randwick division ( Senior Sergeant )  1903 – 1910

O.I.C. Goulburn district ( November 1910 – September 1913 )

Event  4 December 1912 & 17 July 1913

Push bike accident

Death  7 September 1913

Born  Somersetshire, England, 1862

Age  51

29 years Service

Cause of death – Heart failure

Funeral  9 September 1913,  General Cemetery, Long Bay Rd, Coogee.

Sub-Inspector George Henry SARGENT.

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Sub-Inspector George Henry SARGENT.

Goulburn Evening Penny Post ( NSW ) Thursday  5 December 1912 page 2 of 4

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Goulburn Evening Penny Post ( NSW )
Thursday 5 December 1912
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The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 6 December 1912 page 13 of 16

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The Sydney Morning Herald
Friday 6 December 1912
page 13 of 16

Various local news paper articles show that Sub-Inspector Sargent had returned to work in 1913.

Daily Advertiser ( Wagga Wagga, NSW ) Friday  18 July 1913  page 2 of 4

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Daily Advertiser ( Wagga Wagga, NSW )
Friday 18 July 1913 page 2 of 4

The Maitland Daily Mercury ( NSW ) Saturday  19 July 1913 page 4 of 12

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The Maitland Daily Mercury ( NSW )
Saturday 19 July 1913
page 4 of 12

Goulburn Evening Penny Post ( NSW ) Tuesday  22 July 1913 page 4 of 4

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Goulburn Evening Penny Post ( NSW )
Tuesday 22 July 1913
page 4 of 4

Evening News ( Sydney ) Monday  8 September 1913 page 1 of 10

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Evening News ( Sydney )
Monday 8 September 1913
page 1 of 10

The Sydney Morning Herald Monday  8 September 1913 page 7 of 16

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The Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 8 September 1913
page 7 of 16

Goulburn Evening Penny Post Tuesday  9 September 1913 page 4 of 4   TRIBUTE IN COURT. Just before the proceedings opened in the Police Court on Monday morning reference to the good work done by the late Sub-Inspector Sargent was made by Mr. O. A. Edwards, P.M., and the representatives of the legal profession and police. Mr. Edwards said that before opening the court that morning he would like to refer to the death of the late Mr. Sargent. He did not have the privilege of knowing the deceased officer, but from what hie had heard from men who were acquainted with him he would   consider that his death meant a very great loss to Goulburn. From what he had heard the public owed great gratitude to him for the capable and painstaking way in which he had at all times carried out his duties. Mr. Belcher had only recently been speaking to him   (the speaker) about Mr. Sargent, and he paid a high tribute to his ability and good work in connection with the Licensing Court. On behalf of the members of the court he would like to convey condolences to Mrs. Sargent. Mr. A. M. Betts was glad his Worship had referred to the death of their late Sub-Inspector., The solicitors of Goulburn during his term of office in the city had been brought very closely into contact with him, and they well knew his high standard of efficiency. He was quite sure they all greatly mourned the sad event. During the present year they had had to suffer the lose of three connected with the court, but in this case there was not the comfort of knowing that they would meet again in this world. How ever, he hoped they would meet again in   another sphere. Speaking of Mr. Sargent, Mr. Betts said his unostatious manner and the way in which he discharged his duties had endeared him to all of them. He was sure the other members of the profession would agree with him when he said that the late Sub-Inspector had a very keen sense of justice. In conducting cases he always tried to elicit the truth and to have all the facts in connection with the case brought out, whether the evidence was in favour of the accused or against him. One   instance of Mr. Sargent's fairness in discharging his duties could be quoted. A man was before the court, and the convictions looked very black against him. The evidence was heard, and the man was going to be convicted, when Mr. Sargent got up and explained to the Bench that   he wold like to produce another witness in support of defendant. The result of this action turned the scale, and the Bench discharged the man. The solicitors would all agree with what his Worship had said with reference to the late gentleman's work in connection with the Licensing Court. He won the regard of all the hotel keepers in Goulburn. Many of the hotels of this city had been made what they were   today by him, and these improvements were being brought about entirely by the carefulness and firmness of Mr. Sargent. He saw the officer not very long ago, and he was very hopeful of being able to return to his duties in a short time. When the news came to them on Sunday of his sudden removal from among them it was a great shock. It was their intention to convey to the late Inspector's widow their most   sincere sympathy. Mr. Johnson also expressed his regret at the lose the city had sustained in Sub-Inspector Sargent's death, and assured his Worship   that all the members of the legal profession had regarded Mr. Sargent as a personal friend. Mr. Thomas referred to the gentleness of Sub-Inspector Sargent shown to men who had come under his jurisdiction. The men had never had a fairer man to deal with them. He thought that very many men in Goulburn had always a kind word for Mr. Sargent when they left the court. He not only regarded the   deceased officer as an able man but as a personal friend. He possessed a kindly and cheery   disposition, and he was always a welcome friend. He joined in the universal regret of the court. Senior-sergeant Wensor, who was visibly affected, spoke of the regret and sorrow felt at the sudden death of the Sub-Inspector. As a fellow-officer he was very pleased to hear the kind words of esteem expressed in the court that morning. The Sergeant paid a high tribute to the deceased gentleman.

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Goulburn Evening Penny Post
Tuesday 9 September 1913
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Evening News ( Sydney ) Tuesday  9 September 1913 page 4 of 10    HIS LAST BEAT.  FUNERAL OF OLD POLICE OFFICER.  A large number of brother officers and friends of George Henry Sargent, late Sub-Inspector of Police in Goulburn, assembled at Wood, Coffil, and Company's Mortuary Chapel, 810 George-street, City, this afternoon, to pay their last respects to their one-time   comrade. A short service was held by the Rev. H. Wiles, among those present being Superintendent  Sherwood, representing the Inspector-General   of Police, Superintendent Goulder,   ex-Superintendent Walker (Goulburn), Inspector Blackburn ( Wollongong ), Sub-Inspector Sautelle, 8enior-Sergeant Spence ( Weights and Measures ). Senior-Sergeant King, Sergeant Young, Sergeant McNally (Randwick),   Senior-Constables Cogle (Leichhardt), Gambold, Meadth, Maze ( Darlinghurst ), Cameron ( Paddington ), and Constable McBride ( Traffic ), Dalton and O'Brien ( Randwick ). The chief mourners were Mrs. Sargent ( widow ), Mr. and Mrs. Palmer ( Brother-in-law   and sister ), Mrs. Gay ( niece ), and Mr. Alec. Palmer ( nephew ). The coffin was covered with many exquisite wreathes from relations and friends, and included floral tokens of respect from metropolitan   police officers; officers, detectives, and   clerical staff of the Detective Office; comrades and friends, No. 3 ( Darlinghurst ) Police Station; and the members of the Ladie's Guild,   Goldsmith-street, Goulburn. The cortege left the chapel for Randwick General Cemetery, Long Bay-road, Coogee, shortly after 2pm and the burial service at   the graveside was conducted by Rev. J. Pearson, in the presence of a large gathering of the   deceased officer's comrade and friends.

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Evening News ( Sydney )
Tuesday 9 September 1913
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