John Charles GANDY

John Charles GANDY 

aka  Jack

( late of North Haven – formerly of Drummoyne & Mollymook )

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   7282[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 10 June 1952

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 6 September 1976

Detective Sergeant 1st Class – retired

Stations?, Campsie ( 13 Division ) – retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?pre June 1952  to  14 June 1982 = 30+ years Service


World War II

Australian Imperial Force   Royal Australian Navy


Enlisted:                                  23 July 1943

Service #                                 8945

Rank:                                       ERA iv  ( CPO )

                             Engine Room Artificer IV   ( Chief Petty Officer )


Next of kin:                            Phyllis Eileen – wife, 37 Thompson St, Drummoyne, NSW

Religion:                                 C of E

Single / Married:                 Married

Returned to Australia ?

Description:                         6′ 1″,  dark brown hair, grey eyes, medium complexion, tattoo on right forearm ( as of 3 August 1943 )


Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  8 February 1923, Sydney, NSW

Died on:  Wednesday  7 September 2016


Age:  93

Funeral date: Thursday  15 September 2016  @ 1pm

Funeral location: the Chapel of Innes Gardens Memorial Park, Philip Charley Drive, Port Macquarie

Buried at?

 Memorial at?


[alert_yellow]JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO



 Funeral location





GANDY, John Charles. “Jack”
At hospital 7th September. Late of North Haven. Formerly of Drummoyne and Mollymook.
Beloved husband of Joan.
Loving father and Poppa Jack to his family.
Aged 93 years
The Relatives and Friends of Jack are respectfully invited to attend a Thanksgiving service to celebrate his life to be held Thursday, 15th September in the Chapel of Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium, Philip Charley Drive, Port Macquarie commencing at 1pm.
Mark G Hammond Funeral Services
Ph: 02 6559 5999
Accredited Member of FDA of NSW

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Sept. 10, 2016
Sydney Morning Herald     Memories & Condolences
September 13, 2016
Sorry I could not attend the service but at present am in Qld.
May you rest in peace your service to your state and country done. My condolences to Joan and Family.
Regards Tony
October 3, 2016
Home is the Sailor, home from the sea. A brief time spent knowing Jack, but always remembered fondly and with respect. Safe voyage Jack.

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Saturday 12 August 1972, page 8

Man put on $100 bond for placing poison in sugar

SYDNEY, Friday. —

A man who placed poison in a bottle to catch a workmate who had stolen his sugar was released on a $100 bond today.

Mr Brian Bernard Theodore Haake, 28, storeman and packer, of Green Valley, appeared for sentence before Judge Robson in Sydney Quarter Sessions.

He pleaded guilty to maliciously causing poison to be taken with intent to annoy on March 28 at Botany.

Detective-Sergeant J. Gandy said Mr Haake worked for Australian Wool and Hide Pty Ltd. He had had things stolen from his locker over a period, including clothing and sugar.

When Mr Haake had found his sugar was missing, he had got some from a fellow worker and had put in it half a teaspoonful of sodium arsenate.

He had put it in his locker and a fellow worker had later used it in his tea.

The fellow worker had become ill and had spent four days in hospital and had then been off work for two weeks.

Judge Robson said the charge was unusual, and he was satisfied that Mr Haake had intended to annoy but not to cause harm.