Gregor Thomas NICOL

Gregor Thomas NICOL

aka  Greg

Late of  ?

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Police Cadet # 1155

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  9009[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 4 February 1955

Probationary Constable – appointed 20 March 1958

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 13 July 1976

Stations: ?, Balmain, Balmain Police Boys Club, Balmain Police Citizens Young Club, Bondi,

Central –  ( ‘ A ‘ District – 1 Division ),   ‘ C ‘ District – Eastern Suburbs Anti Theft Squad ( around 1986 – 1989 ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom  4 February 1955  to  30 July 1989 = 34+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 3 September 1985

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 3 September 1985

Australian Sports Medal – granted 30 September 2000 – Outstanding contributions to Bankstown-Canterbury AAC

Born:  20 January 1939

Died on:  Sunday  23 April 2017 @ 10.10am

Age:  78

Cause:  Infection

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:  Friday  28 April 2017 @ 12.30pm

Funeral location:  Rookwood Crematorium, South Chapel

Buried at:  Cremated

Wake:  Gladesville RSL, Linsley St, Gladesville at 2pm

 Memorial located at?



[alert_yellow]GREG is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO



 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


Regarding the death of Greg Nicol. An old school Balmain copper heavily involved with the Balmain Police Boys Club (as it was known back in the day).

It is with deepest sorrow we inform you that Gregor Thomas Nicol ( Sgt Nicol) passed away peacefully at 10:10am 23/04/17, surrounded with kindness, affection and care.
He impacted the lives of so many people and we, his family, will be so lost without him.


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John Elfes Oh shit, RIP Gregor, he was at Bondi, then came over to C Dist about 1986 and ran the District Anti Theft Squad for a while, not sure what happened.
Kevin Piper Yes mate went there from Central. I first met him in 1976. Champion fella. Big as a house. Used to carry a 50lb steel ball to work in his Gladstone bag, just for training…!
John Elfes
John Elfes I know he was big on police sport, had arms that could carry that mini he used to drive. I’ve shared this on my profile for those of us ex Anti theft people who had him as the boss.
John Elfes
Graham Maranda RIP good Sir. I worked with Gregor 1988 – 1989. Bonza bloke who loved life. I last spoke with Gregor about 4 years back at a golf day. From memory his ticker was playing up here and there along the last 20 years of his life.


Kevin Piper Condolences to you and the family. I worked with Greg between 1976 and 1979 at Central Police Station No. 1 Division. To keep his arms in condition he used to carry a 50 pound (23 kg) steel ball to and from work every shift in his Gladstone bag. Here’s a little feel-good story. Way back in the 1970’s we were involved in a car chase after a criminal. Greg was the senior man on the Ford F100 caged truck with a Constable Dennis Northey driving. I was in a car nearby and headed off to assist. The Chase went north across the harbour bridge, and turned back, travelling south. As the crim’s car went through the toll plaza boom gates, ( There used to be a 20cent toll on the bridge ), the boom gate lowered, and Dennis kept going, smashing through the gate. The Chase continued along the Cahill Expressway and onto Macquarie Street, where the crim stopped, jumped out and ran off, jumping a very large set of solid double wooden gates. As I stopped at the spot, I saw Dennis climbing over the gates. Greg jumped out of the truck, and ran full pelt toward the gates, smashing into them with his frame, which burst them open. Dennis was on top of the gates swinging back and forth, as we entered through the gates and saw the crim out cold on the ground. He had been hiding behind the gates, and the force with which Greg hit those gates, caused them to swing out with so much force it knocked the crim out. A wonderful man, and a huge loss to your family.



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Richard Conroy Very sad day throughout my youth at Balmain Police Boys Club Greg Nichols was a great role model along with George Stone. Greg was bigger than life and was a good old style copper RIP.
Ross Matthews  Rip Greg remember you from my years at Balmain Police Boys. My deepest sympathy to his family
Sandra Newman  Sorry to hear this news. Allan Newman
Tania Rodger
Tania Rodger  Yeah I remember Greg Aunty Sandra he lived across the road from us in Bruce street when I lived with Dad and Nan with his wife and 3 daughters.He also was then at little athletics when Bec did it
Narelle MannixVery sad news, my heartfelt condolences to Rebecca, Catherine and all the Nichols family
Rest In Paradise Greg ???
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Australian Athletics – Historical results

Gregor NICOL (NSW)       Male       20 Jan 1939

Competition Event Position Result
National Competition
1958-59 Aust. T & F Javelin Throw 3 203’0½”(61.89m)
1961-62 Aust. T & F Decathlon 3 5382pts
1963-64 Aust. T & F Javelin Throw 3 211’3″(64.40m)

Broadcaster (Fairfield, NSW : 1935 – 1978), Tuesday 15 August 1967, page 12

State runners coach Holroyd

Top State competitors will give Holroyd Amateur Athletic Club a boost next season with coaching assistance.

Reg Tarte will give advice to the club’s walkers and Greg Nicol will coach the javelin throwers. His influence has already shown in the times of Holroyd members Richard Kidd and Russell Jenkins, both 14-year-olds.

Russell Jenkins recently won the Western Suburbs and NSW Walkers’ Club trophy in the fast time of 28 minutes, 44 seconds for three miles. Jenkins has improved his time over distance events by two minutes a mile. Officials claim this improvement should lead to his selection in the NSW sub-junior team (under 17) soon.

The club hopes to improve in javelin events following the coaching by Greg Nicol. He is the reigning State champion and has also won the decathlon title in this State. The club’s coaching on Tuesday and Thursday nights is at present serving a dual purpose.


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Thursday 22 March 1962, page 36

N. Birks Retains Decathlon Title

SYDNEY, Wednesday. — South Australian jackeroo Nick Birks to-day retained his National Decathlon Title after fighting back from last place.

Birks won with a total of 6,333 points.

To-day Birks won two of the five events.

In the final race, a gruelling 1,500 metres, he recorded 10 seconds better than his previous best time.

Second placegetter, John O’Neill. of Victoria (6,199 pts.). said after finishing that he would not compete in a decathlon again.

O’Neill said he would concentrate on pole vaulting with the object of clearing 15 feet.

Third placegetter was Greg Nicol, from the Sydney suburb of Lakemba, who scored 5,382 points

O’Neill had a commanding lead at the completion of five events on Tuesday, from Barry Primrose (N.S.W.) and Nicol.




Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Monday 1 January 1962, page 12


SYDNEY, Sunday.— Muswellbrook all-rounder, Neil Brown, easily defeated a strong field when he won the N.S.W. Decathlon Championship at the Athletic Field to-day.

Brown finished more than 400 points ahead of his nearest rival, W. Welbourne, of Newcastle.

He scored 5,385 points.

Greg Nicol, of Canterbury, finished third.

Brown, in the 1,500 metres, recorded a slow time of 4m 32.9s.