Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE

AKA  Hughie

Late of Thurgoona, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  127

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  14697

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed  28 June 1971

Constable 1st Class – appointed  11 July 1976 ( 2 week less Seniority )

Sergeant ?/Class – appointed  10 November 1986

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed  ? ? ?

 

Final Rank = Sergeant ?/Class

Stations?, Fairfield GD’s ( 1977 ), ?, Gosford GD’s, Albury ( GD’s & Anti Theft Unit – Sgt – 1992 – 2005 )

Service:  From ? ? pre June 1971?  to 4 November 2005 = 34+ years Service

Awards: National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 17 April 1997 ( Sgt )

Born: Tuesday  3 October 1950

Died on: Friday  6 September 2019 during the morning

Age: 68 yrs 11 mths  3 days

Cause: Pulmonary Fibrosis ( Chronic lung disease )

Event location: Mercy Hospital, Albury, NSW

Event date: Friday  6 September 2019

Funeral date: Tuesday  10 September 2019 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location: City Central Church, 445 David St, Albury, NSW

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: Lester & Son, Albury – 6040 5066

Buried at: Cremated

Memorial located at: ?

 

 

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


Funeral location: TBA


FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

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May they forever Rest In Peace


 

From Hugh wife – Debra:

“It is with immense sadness that I tell you our beloved husband, father and grandfather Hugh Hargreave went to heaven earlier today. He was loved by all who knew him and we will miss him forever.”

Debra Hargreave

 

 

They say things come in threes. I’m not sure who ‘they’ are, but I hope they’re right! Yesterday we lost a dear dear family friend Hugh Hargreave. One of Steve’s best mates, a 2nd Dad to Jayden and one of the kindest, loving, most sincere and authentic people we have ever known. We are all better people for having known him. Our loss, is Heaven’s gain.
This is our third close death in 5 months. It feels like death is surrounding us atm. But, If there is one thing I have learned these past months , it is that death isn’t the end – but really just a doorway.
Earth isn’t our ‘forever home ‘ And Hugh was so looking forward to finally ‘really’ going home to be with Jesus and those he loved, including our Cody. (which he bragged about seeing him before Steve did❤️)
We often say Rest In Peace and for Hugh he carried that peace right to the very end of his life here on earth because he knew this wasn’t the end and he knew where he was going !
Hugh Hargreave R.I.P – Raised in Power!

 

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE

 


 

REMEMBERING A WORKMATE AND FRIEND HUGHIE HARGREAVE

 

Deb, David, Mark, Nathan, Sam and Thomas. Most of the police names mentioned below met Hugh back in the early 1970s at Cabramatta. Cabramatta at that time was a small police station being about 3mtr by 3mtr square. A new station was built which was about 3 – 4 times the size of the original Call Box.  They later moved into the house, on the same block of land, which was originally a police residence.

 

Being a small police patrol, the police there became very close and a close personal bond was formed. This bond has continued from the 1970s until the present time. We all went along our individual career paths, but, most of us continued to keep in touch with each other. In July 2017, Hugh, Deb and a few of the original guys from Cabramatta flew to Alice Springs to see another one of it’s crew, Bill Espie, inducted into the Hartley Street School Museum, such is the closeness of those original Cabramatta guys.

 

Deb, David, Mark, Nathan, Sam and Thomas, your husband/dad was a great person to work and socialise with. He was a dedicated police officer, who carried out his duties in an honourable, professional manner. It was a privilege to not only know Hughie, it was an honour to be able to call him a good mate

 

The following retired police officers who worked and knew Hugh would like to be remembered by the Hargreave family.

 

Steve Packer, Peter Croucher, Ross Bates, Danny Forster, Norm Tattersall, Phil Eddes, Sue Bytheway, Mick Mott, Ken Zegiel, Greg Callander, retired Police Commissioner Ken Moroney.

 

May you Rest in Peace Hughie.

 

Written by

Peter Croucher

 

 

 


 

Yesterday I received a telephone call from a work mate (Peter Croucher) whom I last worked with 37 years ago. It was like we had seen each other yesterday.

I was privileged to have worked at Cabramatta when there were only 8 police. Two were aboriginal.

No one thought of anything other than respect for each other. It was an extremely busy and happy station.

I remember my first two weeks being like a baptism with fire. I attended and investigated 3 separate deaths and a fire that went to a hearing at the Coroners Court. At the end of the two weeks the boss came up to me and shook my hand and welcomed me to the station.

It was a privileged to work at this station for 7 years with an amazing group of police and two amazing commanders. They earn your respect and were the most supportive bosses I ever worked for. Trust is earned and does not come with the rank.

Peter has been researching and has now had a memorial approved for Bill Espie, who was the first aboriginal police officer to reach commissioned rank in NSW. This will be a proud moment when it is unveiled in Alice Springs where Bill was born. I am looking forward to catching up with some of the guys from the station.

It is the dedicated guys I have worked with over many years that makes my time in service such a great experience for which I am thankful. These guys at Cabramatta were amazing. We had each other’s back and were busy all the time. What an amazing time.

 

Thanks guys.

Comments
  • John Tierney Bill was a great man, there used to be a wooden statue of him behind the switch at Fairfield. I wonder if they retained it in the new station. I suspect there would not be too many cops working there that would remember him now.
  • Graham Maranda Great post Mr Hargreave !!! I came across Mr Espie in 1990 when we ventured out from the Eastern Suburbs and charged some crooks at his station (Cabramatta). What a gentleman !!!

 

 

 


RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION<br /> (L-R) NORM TATTERSALL, PHIL E?, LEN ZIEGER, STEVE HEMMINGS, HUGH HARGRAVES, SUE BYTHEWAY, BILL ESPIE (KNEALING), PETER CROUCHER.<br /> 6 NOVEMBER 2004
RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION
(L-R) NORM TATTERSALL, PHIL EDDES, LEN ZIEGER, STEVE HEMMINGS, HUGH HARGRAVES, SUE BYTHEWAY, BILL ESPIE (KNEELING), PETER CROUCHER.
6 NOVEMBER 2004

 

RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.<br /> STEVE PACKER, DANNY FORSTER, HUGH HARGREAVES, NORM TATTERSALL, BILL ESPIE, PHIL E?, ?, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, R. ?<br /> 6 NOVEMBER 2004
RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.
STEVE PACKER, DANNY FORSTER, HUGH HARGREAVES, NORM TATTERSALL, BILL ESPIE, PHIL EDDES, ?, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, R. ?
6 NOVEMBER 2004

 

RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.<br /> STEVE PACKER, HUGH HARGREAVES, DANNY FORSTER, ?, PHIL E?, TED COMAN?, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, BILL ESPIE, R.?<br /> 6 NOVEMBER 2004
RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.
STEVE PACKER, HUGH HARGREAVES, DANNY FORSTER, ?, PHIL EDDES, TED COMAN?, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, BILL ESPIE, R.?
6 NOVEMBER 2004

 

RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.<br /> STEVE PACKER, HUGH HARGREAVES, NORM TATTERSALL, BILL ESPIE, PHIL E?, ?, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, R. ?<br /> 6 NOVEMBER 2004
RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.
STEVE PACKER, HUGH HARGREAVES, NORM TATTERSALL, BILL ESPIE, PHIL EDDES, ?, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, R. ?
6 NOVEMBER 2004

 

RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.<br /> PHIL E?, BILL ESPIE, STEVE PACKER, HUGH HARGREAVES, ?, PETER CROUCHER, NORM TATTERSALL, KEN ZIEGER, R. ?<br /> 6 NOVEMBER 2004
RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.
PHIL EDDES, BILL ESPIE, STEVE PACKER, HUGH HARGREAVES, ?, PETER CROUCHER, NORM TATTERSALL, KEN ZIEGER, R. ?
6 NOVEMBER 2004

 

RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.<br /> HUGH HARGREAVES, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, ?, BILL ESPIE, R. ?<br /> 6 NOVEMBER 2004
RETURN TO CABRAMATTA POLICE REUNION.
HUGH HARGREAVES, PETER CROUCHER, KEN ZIEGER, ?, BILL ESPIE, R. ?
6 NOVEMBER 2004

 

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE & wife, Debra HARGREAVE
Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE & wife, Debra HARGREAVE

 

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE
June 1, 2018 ·

 

Debra Hargreave<br /> June 2, 2018 ·<br /> With Hugh Hargreave at Fairmont Empress.
Debra Hargreave
June 2, 2018 ·
With Hugh Hargreave at Fairmont Empress.

 

June 12, 2019 ·<br /> Hugh Hargreave with all 5 of his sons and his nephews at his brother Malcolm's funeral
June 12, 2019 ·
Hugh Hargreave with all 5 of his sons and his nephews at his brother Malcolm’s funeral

 

Hugh Hargreave<br /> July 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM ·<br /> My family from Wodonga came to visit and sang and prayed for me. Very moving. They are beautiful friends.
Hugh Hargreave
July 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM ·
My family from Wodonga came to visit and sang and prayed for me. Very moving. They are beautiful friends.

 

(L-R)<br /> David Hargreave, Sam Hargreave, Tom Hargreave, Hugh Hargreave, Nathan Hargreave &amp; Mark Hargreave<br /> 1 Sept 2019
(L-R)
David Hargreave, Sam Hargreave, Tom Hargreave, Hugh Hargreave, Nathan Hargreave & Mark Hargreave
1 Sept 2019

 

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE<br /> Probationary Constable - appointed 28 June 1971
Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE
Probationary Constable – appointed  28 June 1971

 


 

Hugh Hargreave was awarded the National Police Service Medal, the Commissioners Olympic Citation and the Retired Pin today in a ceremony at home. So lovely to see the respect people have for him, and how happy he was this afternoon. Thanks to all for their involvement to make this possible.

 

Tom Hargreave, Hugh Hargreave, Debra Hargreave & Sam Hargreave.
Tom Hargreave, Hugh Hargreave, Debra Hargreave & Sam Hargreave.

 

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE

 

Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE
Hugh Gunn HARGREAVE wearing his Medal

 


 

 

 

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I started working at Fairfield Police Station in 1971 and I had the pleasure of going to work at Cabramatta Police Station on a Thursday to do their paper work that was for Admin. I remember Hugh, also Bill Espie, Peter Croucher, Steve Packer, Norm Tattersall, Ron Lange, Danny Foster, Mick Mott and others and The Sergeant who was in charge there was Sergeant Titley who lived in the house while we were in the garage and there was another Sgt there I remember he had red hair I think his name was Pike. Also there was a dear old… Read more »