John Henry HEAD
Late of Eleebana, NSW
New South Wales Police Force
Academy Class # 89A ( 1961 )
Regd. # 10189 & 15123 ( Rejoinee )
Rank ( 1 ): 10189 = Probationary Constable – appointed 30 October 1961
Constable – appointed 10 October 1962
Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967
He Resigned from NSWPF as of 9 November 1968
John joined the RACMP & served in Vietnam May 1970 – May 1971
Stations ( Service 1 ): Mounted Unit from 4 December 1961
Assistant Secretary Supervisor ( Probation ) – South Sydney Police Boys Club from 15 September 1967
Assistant Secretary Supervisor ( Permanent ) – South Sydney Police Boys Club from 15 December 1967
Service 1: From ? ? pre October 1961? to 9 November 1968 = 7+ years Service
Rank ( 2 ): 15123 = Trainee – Commenced 14 February 1972 ( Rejoinee )
Probationary Constable – appointed 27 March 1972
Constable – appointed 27 April 1972 ( 1 month AFTER Attestation )
Discharged Medically Unfit as of 13 May 1976
Stations ( Service 2 ): Liverpool – 22 Division – General Duties ( from 27 March 1972 )
Service 2: From ? ? pre March 1972? to 13 May 1976 = 4+ years Service
Service 1 & 2 Total = 11 years Service with NSW Police Force
Service name: Army
Service number: 2132623, 219046
Category of Service: Citizen Military Forces: 6 April 1960 to 30 May 1962
Australian Regular Army: 25 November 1968 to 16 September 1971
Corps: Royal Australian Army Provost Corps Start: 27 May 1970 End: 26 May 1971
Employment: Policeman, Military
Postings/Attachment 12 Company, Royal Australian Army Service Corps: 6 April 1960
1 Recruit Training Battalion: 25 November 1968
Eastern Command Provost Company: 18 February 1969
Australian Forces Vietnam Provost Unit: 27 May 1970
1 Division Provost Company: 26 May 1971
Operational Service: Vietnam: 27 May 1970 to 26 May 1971
Date of birth: 31 March 1942
Place of birth: Manly, NSW
Date of intake: ?
NS Training: ?
Follow Up Training: ?
Basic Training: ?
Next of Kin: ?
Medals: Australian Active Service Medal 1945 – 1975 with Clasp Vietnam
Australian Defence Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Returned from Active Service Badge
Police Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 31 March 1942 @ Manly, NSW
Died on: Thursday 10 August 2017
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Friday 18 August 2017 @ 11am
Funeral location: Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Camden Valley Way, LEPPINGTON
Buried at: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Leppington
Memorial located at: ?
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From Peter Gould:
John was former Liverpool (22 Division). In 1973 John was riding home from work on his motorbike when he was involved in a car accident.
John suffered severe head injuries and I vividly recall us driving his wife to visit him at Lidcombe when he was in re-hab. John never recovered from his brain injury.
I also remember John visiting us at the SWOS office.
Prior to the accident John was an extremely fit fella and from memory was previously an Army P.T.I.
August 11 at 6:07pm
John was, apparently, a regular visitor to the Redfern Police Academy and Mounted Unit.
When joining NSW Police Force in 1961, John was described as being 5′ 10″ tall, 11 stone 6 lb with blue eyes, brown hair and medium complexion.
When he joined he was single but married on 24 August 1962.
Prior to joining “the job” he was a labourer for 2 years 2 months, a Garage attendant for 3 months and shop assistant for 9 months.
On the 17 August 1962 he passed his typing test with 20 w.p.m.
He Passed his Constable 1st Class exam on 22 September 1964.
He was Roman Catholic.
The following note was recorded on his Service Register:
Commended for his good Policemanship whist off duty on 1st February 1962, when on entering a Milk Bar in Crown Street, Surry Hills, he overheard a man named Paul Wishart inform tow youths he had bought a wireless set cheap from an unknown person and he believed it was stolen. The Probationary Constable then questioned Wishart who subsequently accompanied the Probationary Constable to No. 21 Division Headquarters. Wishart was later charged with having a transistor wireless set in his possession reasonably suspected of being stolen or unlawfully obtained, and convicted.
N.T.W. Allan, Commissioner of Police
20 March 1962
Awarded the ” Peter Mitchell Trophy ” for 1966 for the ” Most Outstanding Sportsman of the Year ”
N.T.W. Allan, Commissioner of Police
17 March 1967
After being absent from the NSW Police Force for 2 years & 9 months – whilst serving with the Royal Australian Army Provost Corps during the Vietnam War – John rejoined the NSW Police Force pre February 1972.
He returned just under 1 stone heavier, at 12 stone 5 lb and was still married.
On the 15 September 1972 he passed his General Duty Cars & Utilities / Light Trucks course at the Drive Training Centre.