Greville Reginald PINKERTON
Son of Reginald Andrew Pinkerton ( NSWPF 1928 – 1962 – 34 years ), Brother of Max # 7737 ( NSWPF – 20 years ),
Father of Peter ( RAAF Police – 30 years ),
Grandfather to Jozef ( NSWPF – Prosecutors ), Adam ( NSWPF – Fingerprints ) & Adam ( NSWPF – # 31347 )
Late of Tea Gardens, NSW
“possibly” from Penrith Academy Class 004
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 5078
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 4 March 1946
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 October 1967
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 1 December 1972
Stations: ?, Albion Park, Mullumbimby, Nowendock, Western District, Broken Hill ( 1960 – 1979 / Sgt )
Service: From ? ? pre March 1946 to ? ? 1979? = 33+ years Service
As read by his grandson, Adam, at the Back to Barrier Reunion in May 2017
Australian Imperial Force Royal Australian Air Force ( R.A.A.F. )
Regiment: 2/5th Australian Field Regiment
Enlisted: 18 June 1942 at Enfield, Sydney, NSW
Service # 66453 VNX26133
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Next of kin: Reginald PINKERTON
Single / Married: ?
Returned to Australia: ?
Date of Discharge: 24 December 1945
Posting at Discharge: 7 Operational Training Unit
Awards: National Police Service Medal – presented on 16 May 2017
No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 7 August 1923 – Newtown, NSW
Died on: Sunday 4 March 2018
Event location: Adelaide, S.A.
Event date: Sunday 4 March 2018
Funeral date: Tuesday 13 March 2018 @ 11am
Funeral location: Simplicity Funerals, 429 Main North Rd, Enfield, S.A.
Funeral Parlour: Simplicity Funerals, Enfield, S.A.
Buried at: Marge ( Reg’s wife who predeceased him ) & Reg’s Ashes will be interred at Nowendoc later in 2018, as per Reg’s request where he and Marge shared very happy times when he was stationed there as the Lock Up Keeper.
Memorial located at: ?
Funeral location: TBA
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May they forever Rest In Peace
City’s finest to reunite
Thursday, 14th July, 2016
By Michael Murphy
Former local police officers have already begun telling tales of the good old days ahead of a reunion next year.
Ray Gardoll, who served with the local police force from 1995 to 2009, has started to get inquiries from as far away as Thailand about the two-day event planned in May.
Even a 95-year-old former sergeant has put his hand up to make the trek back to the Hill for the occasion. After he got word on the street, former sergeant Reg Pinkerton rang the local police station to confirm details.
Sergeant Pinkerton retired around 1979. As well as Broken Hill, he served at Albion Park, Mullumbimby and Nowendock, where he was issued a horse and had the assistance of “black trackers” to look for stolen cattle throughout the local ranges.
One local bloke reported he had been “saved from a life of crime by a swift boot up the bum from Sgt Pinkerton back in the day”.
Many locals would remember one of the city’s longest serving police officers, Garry Nowlan, who has been in fine form posting old pictures and yarns on the Back to Barrier Facebook site.
The former highwayman rated the Ford 351 GT/XB 2 door Hardtop as the best patrol car he ever had the pleasure to drive.
“It was easy to catch the hoodlums at the Hill in those days,” Nowlan wrote.
“If they got away, you just parked in Argent Street for a while and they were back in 10 minutes.
“They just could not resist doing ‘the lap’ and we were there waiting for them.”
Ray Gardoll got the idea for the Back to Barrier reunion after celebrating a similar event in Blacktown, NSW, earlier this year.
“I had a ball, an absolute ball, and I thought I would do it here and see what the response is … and the response has been great.”
He said word was beginning to spread, and about 300 people had logged on and liked the Facebook page, with about three quarters of those having served in the local district.
The Barrier police region stretches from Tibooburra in the north to Wentworth, Dareton and Buronga in the south, to Ivanhoe in the east.
Ray said about ten local retired officers still lived in the Hill.
Ray’s own career was cut short when a “drunken crook” tripped over and destroyed his knee.
“We were carrying her out to put her in the cells, and she tripped and fell and grabbed the first thing she could, and it just happened to be my knee,” Ray said.
Ray said he would love to hear from anyone who would be interested in the reunion, and he would be forming a committee in the next few months to work out and organise the finer details of the event.
If you know anyone who would be interested, point them to Facebook.com/BarrierReunion2017.