Late of Deniliquin
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ‘Q‘ 3415
For the purposes of this website ‘Q’ represents those Police joining between 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )
Rank: Constable – appointed 22 February 1879
Senior Sergeant – appointed ? ? ?
Sub Inspector – appointed ? ? 1897
First Class Sub Inspector – appointed April 1903 at Hay ( could this ‘possibly’ be ‘Q’ # 3036 ??? )
First Class Sub Inspector – appointed 1 April 1906
Superintendent 3rd Class – appointed 1 July 1909
Final Rank = Superintendent
Stations: Narrandera ( 1897 – Sub Inspector ), Hay ( 2nd Class – 1st Class Sub Inspector – 1903 ), Parramatta ( 1906 – 1909 Inspector ), Deniliquin ( July 1909 – Supt ) – Death
Service: From 22 February 1879 to 10 January 1911 = 32 years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: ? ? c1855 at Edmonton in England
Died on: Tuesday 10 January 1911 about 6am
Cause: Vehicle accident – Horse Buggy – Driver – Ejected – Head injuries
Event location: Mathoura Rd 3.5 miles from Deniliquin, NSW
Event date: Tuesday 10 January 1911
Funeral date: Thursday 12 January 1911
Funeral location: ?
Wake location: ?
Funeral Parlour: ?
Buried at: Deniliquin Cemetery, Wirraway Dve, Deniliquin, NSW
Memorial located at: 1/ Deniliquin Cemetery – Marble tombstone over grave
2/ Memorial Wall plaque – Deniliquin Police Station – 2018
HARRY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED
HARRY IS mentioned on the Deniliquin Police Station Memorial Wall – 2018
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Born c1855 at Edmonton, England.
Died 10/1/1911, Deniliquin, NSW.
1881. Married Johannah HENNESSY, Deniliquin, NSW
1897. Promoted from Senior Sergeant to Sub Inspector
1898. Was a Sub Inspector at Narrandera.
15/10/1898, in the Australian Town and Country news paper.
The police district is under the control of Sub-inspector Grugeon, and the local force comprises, in addition, four footmen and three troopers. The gaol is in charge of Senior constable Bowman.
1906. Promoted from Sub Inspector to Inspector
1906-1909. Would appear that he was stationed at Parramatta as an Inspector
1909. Promoted from Inspector to Superintendent.
17/7/1909, Evening News Newspaper
Police Superintendent Grugeon was entertained at the Woolpack Hotel, Parramatta, at a farewell fraternal gathering, on the eve of his departure for Deniliquin to take charge of the South Western Police District. The Mayor (Alderman Haugh) presided, and there was a large attendance of prominent residents, magistrates, court officials, and others.
During the evening Mr. Love, on behalf of the court officials, handed Superintendent Grugeon a cheque with which to buy a buggy on his arrival at Deniliquin. (Note that he was given a cheque to buy a buggy)
14/1/1911, Nepean Times.
FATAL BUGGY ACCIDENT.
Superintendent of Police Henry Grugeon, of Deniliquin, died about 6 o’clock on Tuesday morning, as the result of a buggy accident. It appears that the superintendent was out driving in his buggy, with a pair of horses, accompanied by his son Stephen and daughter Mary. The horses became restive on Mathoura road, about three and a half miles from Deniliquin, and bolted, and, on turning short, the buggy capsized, throwing the occupants out.
His death was also mentioned in ‘The Argus’ Melbourne. Not transcribed.
He left a wife, 6 daughters and 3 sons. His wife Johannah died 28/7/1945 at Lewisham Private Hospital.
2/1/2019, Deniliquin Times.
Eight honoured on police memorial wall’ –
Rev David Bond.
Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950), Saturday 26 August 1911, page 6
Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), Monday 3 July 1911, page 3
In the early part of this year, the popular Superintendent of Police at Deniliquin Mr. Harry Grugeon, J.P., died from injuries received in a buggy accident and since then the members of the New South Wales police force have decided to commemorate his memory by the erection of a monument over his grave in the Deniliquin Cemetery.
The design selected is very choice, being a pedestal with carved drapery surrounded by a beautifully carved figure representing an angel with arm extended dropping flower’s on to the grave beneath. The pedestal and figure are worked from the best Carrara marble. The monument is supported by a base of Harcourt granite with two sets of kerbings of the same stone. Marble posts with marble kerbing neatly moulded take the place of the customary iron railing while the inside of the grave is to be covered with black and white marble.
The inscription has been cut out and filled with lead, making it of a lasting character. It reads thus: – ” In memory of Harry Grugeon, Esq. J.P. Superintendent of Police, Deniliquin, died on January 10, 1911, as the result of a buggy accident. Aged 56 years. Thy Will be done O Lord. Erected as a mark of esteem by the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the New South Wales police. ”
The work has been entrusted to Messrs J. B. Wilson and Co., the well known firm of monumental sculptors of this city and is being prepared by them at their works in Mitchell street.
Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), Friday 11 August 1911, page 12
Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW : 1873 – 1954), Tuesday 3 September 1907, page 4
FROM DAY TO DAY.
Happenings Outside tho District.
Mr Harry Grugeon, who is leaving Narrandera, after a residence of ten years, during the greater part of which period he had been engaged in the law office of Mr Quirk, was tendered a farewell by his many friends on Wednesday evening at the Railway Hotel, and presented with a valuable gold albert.
Mr Grugeon, who is a son of Inspector Grugeon, has accepted a position with Messrs Atkinson and Warren, solicitors, of Hunter street, Sydney.
Narrandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 – 1953), Friday 2 July 1909, page 4
LOCAL AND GENERAL.