Henry Derold George KUPKE
( late of Auburn )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 5672
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 26 May 1947
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 28 September 1970 – retirement
Stations: ?, Rose Bay – retirement
Service: From ? ? pre May 1947 to 2 June 1980 = 33+ years Service
Australian Imperial Force Australian Army
Enlisted: 28 May 1944 @ Kandos, NSW
Service # NX192842 (N348561)
Next of kin: Sarah KUPKE
Single / Married: ?
Returned to Australia: ?
Date of Discharge: 25 February 1946
Posting at Discharge: 31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion
Henrys’ AIF files have not been scanned for public exhibition as of the date of his death.
Awards: Commissioner’s Commendation & twice received Bravery Awards
Bronze Medal & Bar to Bronze Medal
No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 3 June 1920 at Dubbo, NSW
Died on: Tuesday 27 September 2016
Funeral date: Monday 10 October 2016 @ 11am
Funeral location: the Chapel, White Lady Funerals, 35 Kitchener Parade, BANKSTOWN
Buried at: ?
Memorial at: ?
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Newcastle Morning Herald & Miner’s Advocate Monday 14 July 1952 p3
Quick Police Work Recovers Car
SYDNEY, Sunday, – Police last night. arrested two men and recovered a 1949 Rolls Royce car about 10 minutes after the car had been reported stolen.
A message was flashed over the police radio( at 10.52pm ) and five minutes later, Sergeant W. Smith and Constable G. Kupke saw a Rolls Royce pass them as they were driving into Rose Bay police station.
They halted the car at ( at 10.57pm ) at Vaucluse. Sergeant Smith said: “The car was so large we could not lose sight of it.”
The car belonged to. Mr. McDowell, managing director of McDowells Ltd. Mr. McDowell left the car in Castlereagh street, Sydney.
Two men were charged with having illegally used the car.
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Thursday 19 August 1948, page 18
……… Mr. George Kupke, a well known ex-Kandos resident and now a member of the N.S.W. Police Force, paid a visit at the week-end. ………
Lithgow Mercury ( NSW ) Wednesday 4 July 1945 p 1
WOUNDED IN ACTION
SYDNEY, This Afternoon.
The following names appear in an Army casualty list issued to-day:— Wounded in Action:
Remaining on Duty: Pte. H. D. G. Kupke, Inf. ( Infantry ), Kandos.
Wounded in Action: Pte, J. L. Maher, Inf., Kandos;
Pte. O. J. Muir, Inf., Lithgow.
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Thursday 28 June 1945, page 8
Word has been.’ received that Pte. George Kupke, son of Mrs. Kupke, of Kandos, has been wounded in action. ( Keep your chin up, Georgie ). …….
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Thursday 31 August 1944, page 3
…….. The following lads are at present home on leave:- Cpl. Tommy Windle, Pte. Charlie Collison, Pte. Bill Edwards, Pte. George Kupke; also Carmen Gilchrist, ……
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Thursday 21 Oct 1943 , page 10
With The Forces
……… Pte. George Kupke was home at the week-end. ……
National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 – 1954), Friday 3 July 1942, page 2
George Henry Harold Kupke, of 42 Fleming-street, Kandos, was refused exemption from military training duties by the S.M.. Mr. Bromhead, when he applied on the grounds of his call-up imposing hardship on his parents, at the Bathurst court, yesterday.
Kupke was previously granted exemption until the end of last month, in evidence he said that his father is bed-ridden and weight 17 stone. He has to be lifted into and from his bed, and his mother is suffering from a weak back. Kupke‘s brother, Trevor, had left school and was working.
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Thursday 26 June 1941, page 6
PATRIOTIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT.
A tournament to assist local war funds was held at the Park Courts on Sunday, 15th June. The event was won by George Kupke and Mrs Rex Kupke.
On Sunday last many entries were received for the gent’s doubles. A ? of the patriotic tournament ?, ? owing to ? ? J. Sparks and L. Ford will do battle against A. ?
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), Monday 16 November 1931, page 6
COLLAPSED AT WORK
George Kupke and Fred Beatson, two very well-known Kandos residents employed by the Kandos Cement Coy., collapsed during the week at the works and were admitted to the Rylstone District Hospital for treatment.
Wife might be Winifred Elizabeth Annie Kupke late of 111- 115 Campbell Hill Rd, Chester Hill. Will ( death ) dated 15 March 1985
1954 – 1958 = Woollahra
1963 – 1968 = Kingsford