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John Ernest SNOWDEN


 John Ernest SNOWDEN

( late of Northbridge )

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   5900[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 27 October 1947

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 15 April 1978

Chief Inspector – Retirement

Stations?, Scientific Section – Surry Hills, Central ( 1 Division ) ( A District ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre October 1947  to 11 September 1984 = ? years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  12 September 1924

Died on:  Saturday  26 November 2016

Age:  92


Funeral date:  Tuesday  6 December 2016 @ 10am

Funeral location:  St Philip Neri Catholic Church, 224 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge

Buried at:  Macquarie Park Cemetery, Delhi Rd & Plassey Rd, Nth Ryde at noon

 Memorial at?

Medal ceremony
Medal ceremony
Young Police Stn
Young Police Stn

John & Retta at the Blue Mountains
John & Retta at the Blue Mountains

John & Retta's 50th wedding anniversary
John & Retta’s 50th wedding anniversary

John & Retta in 2005
John & Retta in 2005

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



 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


John Ernest
12.09.1924 – 26.11.2016
Late of NorthbridgeNow with his beloved wife Retta. Loved Father of Margaretta, Henry, Leone and Cathleen. Father-in-law of Kevin, Margaret, John and Robert. Grandfather of Vanessa, Nicole, Colin, Melissa, Kristin and Scott. Great grandfather of Ava, Zara, Ivy, Ella, Olivia and Ruby.A wise, witty, intelligent, cheeky, generous man who will be sorely missed by many.Family and friends are warmly invited to attend the Funeral Service to be held at 10.00 am TUESDAY (December 6th, 2016) at St Philip Neri
Catholic Church, Northbridge, followed by a burial at Macquarie Park Cemetery, corner Delhi and Plassey Roads, North Ryde.

Tributes and wishes can be left at

Chatswood 9413 2722
Granville 9637 0322

December 4, 2016
John was a great supporter of forensic science and on behalf of the entire members of the Australian New Zealand Forensic Science Society, I pass on my sincere condolences to John’s family and friends.
Adrian Linacre, President ANZFSS

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Esther Mckay A wonderful man who contributed to the development of scientific equipment and procedures. He contacted me late in life and we had many telephone conversations about the history of the scientific section. I have a document he wrote relating to the development of the section which is a much loved and admired record of his time in the force. My only regret is that I did not take the time to visit him. RIP Jack.
My condolences to the family.
Ian Hamilton, former neighbour at Willoughby.
Ian Hamilton posted a message
Saint-Ives, Australia
  • Resting forever In Peace.
    16 December 2016

  • My condolences to the family.
    Ian Hamilton, former neighbour at Willoughby.
    Ian Hamilton posted a message for John Ernest Snowden
  • Dear Cathy and family, deepest sympathy as you say goodbye to your dad and grandfather, great-grandfather. with love Beth
    Beth Rankin gave a flower for John Ernest Snowden

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