Greville Reginald PINKERTON

aka  Reg

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 )

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre March 1946  to  ? ? 1979? =  33+ years Service

Reg’s Policing History.

As read by his grandson, Adam, at the Back to Barrier Reunion in May 2017

 

World War II

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

Embarkation:                               ?

Next of kin:                                    Reginald PINKERTON

Religion:                                        ?

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

Age:  94

Cause:   ?

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:   ?

 

Studio portrait of 66453 Leading Aircraftman Greville Reginald Pinkerton who served during the Second World War. 'Reflections – Honouring Australian Second World War Veterans' is a project spanning from 2015 – 2017. During this time span 450 Australian Institute of Accredited Photographers from around Australia photographed 6,500 World War Two Veterans. This digital archive was gifted to the Australian War Memorial by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) in 2017.

Greville Reginald PINKERTON – 2016

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

 

 Funeral location TBA

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May they forever Rest In Peace

PINKERTON, Greville Reginald ( Reg ).
Passed away in Adelaide 4/3/18, age 94 ( police sergeant in Broken Hill 1960 – 1979 ).
Loved and missed by Marge ( deceased ), Ron and Polly, Max and Anita, Peter and Rosemary and his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
This Plaque will be presented to Superintendent Paul SMITH at the Back To Barrier Reunion in May, 2017.<br />

This Plaque will be presented to Superintendent Paul SMITH at the Back To Barrier Reunion in May, 2017.

City’s finest to reunite

Thursday, 14th July, 2016

By Michael Murphy

BEST EVER: A Ford 351 GT/XB 2 door hardtop patrolling the border at Curlwaa near Wentworth circa 1977.<br />

BEST EVER: A Ford 351 GT/XB 2 door hardtop patrolling the border at Curlwaa near Wentworth circa 1977.

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.

https://bdtruth.com.au/main/news/article/8518-Citys-finest-to-reunite.html

Standing: Geoff Mobbs. Peter Cinitis. Russell Lloyd. Harry Steele. Seated. Steve Behsmann. Reg Pinkerton. Ted Murray. All these officers served in the Barrier Command. Photo taken at the Back To Barrier Reunion 2017 in May.<br />

Standing: Geoff Mobbs. Peter Cinitis. Russell Lloyd. Harry Steele. Seated. Steve Behsmann. Reg Pinkerton. Ted Murray. All these officers served in the Barrier Command. Photo taken at the Back To Barrier Reunion 2017 in May.

 

Reg Pinkerton being presented with his National Police Service Medal by Superintendent Paul Smith. Geoff Mobbs supporting Reg.<br />

Reg Pinkerton being presented with his National Police Service Medal by Superintendent Paul Smith. Geoff Mobbs supporting Reg.

 

Police Association meeting at the Broken Hill Musicians Club 1977.<br /> Back Row. L to R<br /> Neil Stewart, Dave Stuart, Reg Pinkerton, ?, Ken Richards, Bob Morgan (mostly obscured) Terry Picker, Don Forsyth, Jim Brown, Barry Esling, Bryce Farlow, Allan Moseley, ?, Neville Wenban.<br /> Front Row. L to R.<br /> John Sylvester Wilkinson aka Yogi, ?, Bill Lidden aka Truthfull (?), Steven Behsmann, Garry Nowlan &amp; Neil Scarr.<br />

Police Association meeting at the Broken Hill Musicians Club 1977.
Back Row. L to R
Neil Stewart, Dave Stuart, Reg Pinkerton, ?, Ken Richards, Bob Morgan (mostly obscured) Terry Picker, Don Forsyth, Jim Brown, Barry Esling, Bryce Farlow, Allan Moseley, ?, Neville Wenban.
Front Row. L to R.
John Sylvester Wilkinson aka Yogi, ?, Bill Lidden aka Truthfull (?), Steven Behsmann, Garry Nowlan & Neil Scarr.

 

Police Association meeting at the Broken Hill Musicians Club 1977.<br /> Reg Pinkerton,

Police Association meeting at the Broken Hill Musicians Club 1977.
Reg Pinkerton