John Dudley RATTENBURY
AKA Jack RATTENBURY
Late of Penrith, NSW
Jack IS related to:
Father to Supt. MARK R. RATTENBURY, NSWPF # 14965
Grandfather to Det C/Insp GAVIN RATTENBURY, NSWPF # 29617 ( son of Mark )
Grandfather to SenCon Kris RATTENBURY, NSWPF # 41092 ( cousin of Gavin – Nephew of Mark )
Jack is NOT related to Lionel RATTENBURY, ( Class 228 ) – NSWPF # ?????. Lionel was in Prosecutors for 9 years before leaving NSWPF & joined private law practice.
“possible” relation in ‘the job’: None
NSW Police Training College – Penrith – Class # “possibly” 027
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 6197
Rank: Commenced Training at Penrith Police Academy on Monday ? ? 1948
Probationary Constable- appointed 3 August 1948 ( aged 24 years, 2 months, 23 days )
Constable – appointed 3 August 1949
Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 August 1955
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )
Senior Constable – appointed 3 August 1960
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 October 1965
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 5 February 1973
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 21 June 1976
Final Rank: = Sergeant 1st Class
Stations: Parramatta then Penrith 23/08/1948 General Duties
St Marys 05/11/1951 General duties
General/Relief Outfit Cyclist
St.Marys 2/10/1956 Outfit Cyclist
St.Marys 9/10/61 General Duties
Rooty Hill (27 Division) OIC
St.Marys 7/10/1969 General Duties
St.Marys 1/8/1976 OIC
Springwood 16/3/1980 General Duties
Service: From 3 August 1948 to 19 July 1981 = 32 years, 11 months, 16 days Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = 57 years, 2 months, 8 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 41 years, 5 months, 22 days
World War II Service Record can be found HERE
Regiment: Citizen Military Forces 12 March 1942 to 03 April 1942
Citizen Military Forces (Full Time Service) 04 April 1942 to 10 May 1943
Australian Imperial Force 11 May 1943 to 11 June 1946
1st Posting: ( under age ) 67th A.A.S.L. Co., ( Ack Ack & Search Co ), Port Moresby, New Guinea.
Returned to Australia ( Jungle Warfare & other Training ).
2nd Posting: 2/3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, 6th Division, 2nd A.I.F.
Postings: General Details Depot 12 March 1942
Newcastle Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Company 08 April 1942
Darwin Details Depot 17 July 1942
67 Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Company 25 July 1942
18/33 Australian Infantry Battalion 15 July 1943
17 Australian Infantry Battalion 27 December 1943
4 Australian Recruit Training Battalion (Jungle Warfare) 21 February 1944
2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion 27 April 1944
Headquarters, 6 Australian Division 17 October 1945
4 Australian Infantry Battalion 07 December 1945
106 Ordnance Vehicle Park 09 January 1946
New Guinea Details Depot 30 January 1946
22 Australian Infantry Battalion 12 February 1946
Recruit Reception and General Details Depot 27 April 1946
New Guinea 02 August 1942 to 22 April 1943
New Guinea 21 December 1944 to 02 May 1946
Enlisted: 4 April 1942. Served from 4 April 1942
Service # N216164 / NX169814
Next of kin:
Religion: C of E
Single / Married: Single
Returned to Australia: 11 June 1946
Date of Discharge: 11 June 1946
Posting at Discharge:
WWII Honours & Gallantry: 1939 – 1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal, A.S.M. 1939 – 1945 with Clasp – PNG
Occupation upon joining:
War Service In Au: 10 days
Active Service outside Au: 762 days
Active Service in Au: 707 days
Total Effective Service: 1479 days
Police Awards: No Find on the Australian Honour system – although:
Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal – granted 28 March 1972
NSW Police Medal with 4th Claps – granted 8 July 2008
Born: Sunday 11 May 1924 in Yass, NSW
Died on: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Age: 98 years, 7 months, 30 days
Organ Donor: No – Age prohibitive
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Friday 27 January, 2023 @ 10AM
Funeral location: North Chapel, Pinegrove Memorial Park, Kingston Street, Minchinbury, NSW
A Formal Police Guard of Honour will be provided by Mt Druitt PAC
Wake location: Penrith RSL – Hornseywood Room
Wake date: Friday 27 January 2023
( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )
Funeral Parlour: Nepean Valley Funerals, 02 4722 8222
Buried at: Penrith General Cemetery, 27 Cox Ave, Kingswood, NSW
Grave Location: ?
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2023 )
JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
RATTENBURY John Dudley
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),
Tuesday 11 August 1970, page 8
SHOT IN FOOT, COURT TOLD
SYDNEY, Monday. — A 19-year-old youth was charged in Penrith Court today with attempting to murder his brother and a policeman at Werrington, near Penrith, last night.
He was charged also with assaulting a second policeman.
Trevor Gerald Campbell, labourer, of Victoria Street, Werrington, was remanded in custody until August 18.
He was charged with having shot at Garrie Steven Campbell, 18, his brother, and at Sergeant Colin Selwyn Heckenberg ( NSWPF # either 7177 or 9487 ), with intent to murder.
He was also charged with having assaulted Sergeant John Dudley Rattenbury, of St Mary’s.
Campbell allegedly shot his brother Garrie in the foot after an argument about the use of each other’s clothes.
He then allegedly locked himself in his bedroom and held police at bay for 45 minutes with an air rifle, before being overpowered.
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.