John Leslie WINDSOR

John Leslie WINDSOR

Late of  ?

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   14805[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – attested 20 September 1971

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 22 April 1987

Sergeant – Death

Stations: ?, Grafton

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre September 1971?  to  9 January 2009 = 37+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 2 November 1988

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 6 June 1997

Born:  18 May 1952

Died on:  29 April 2011

Age:  58

Cause:  Cancer – Melanoma

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:  4 May 2011

Funeral location:  Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton

Buried at:  Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Rd, Braunstone, NSW

General – Section D, Lot 1252

 Memorial located at?

The funeral of Sergeant John Windsor at the Christ Church Cathedral.
The funeral of Sergeant John Windsor at the Christ Church Cathedral.


John Leslie WINDSOR18-5-1952 29-4-2011Loving husband of MargaretCherished father of Alison & JennyBeloved son of Keith and JoanTreasured grandson, nephew & friendAlways in our heart, forever by our side.

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





May they forever Rest In Peace


Dedicated dad credit to force

The funeral of Sergeant John Windsor at the Christ Church Cathedral.
The funeral of Sergeant John Windsor at the Christ Church Cathedral.

THERE was a potent message from the funeral yesterday of popular former Grafton policeman Sgt John Windsor … get your skin checked regularly for skin cancers.

Sgt Windsor’s two daughters Alison and Jenny told a packed Christ Church Cathedral their father, a devoted and loving family man, had died after a long battle with melanoma.

“We urge you all to see a doctor and get your skin checked,” they told the congregation.

They described their father as a simple man who enjoyed the simple things in life, someone who didn’t like crowds and never wanted to be the centre of attention.

“He was dedicated to his friends, his family and work,” they said.

“He always had a friendly g’day.”

They said he was a man of limited fashion sense, who wore trademark check shirts for 30 years and an Akubra hat, and loved to travel – with a particular fascination for Queensland.

He also had a deep appreciation of food and a soft spot for animals.

“He was a gentle soul who lived his life with integrity and honour,” they said.

Many of his former colleagues in the NSW Police Force, including many who are now retired, attended yesterday’s service and spoke of his dedication to serving people.

Coffs Clarence Local Area Police Commander Mark Holahan said that when he first arrived at the Grafton Police Station as a young constable in 1987, Sgt Windsor was a calming influence.

“He retired on January 9, 2009, having spent 37 years and 162 days in the service of New South Wales,” he said.

“Rest in peace, old friend, you have served your community to the best of your ability. Vale John Windsor.”

Another of his former colleagues, Senior Sergeant Chris Tuite, gave a list of words to describe Sgt Windsor.

He said he was loving, particularly of his two daughters and wife Margaret, his father Keith and the police.

“He loved coming to work and you could set your clock by him,” he said.

He was kind and never had a harsh word against anyone.

He was respectful and showed this with his dealings with his superiors and women.

And he was generous.

“He was always a gentleman in the true definition of the word,” Sen Sgt Tuite said.

Sgt Windsor was 58.

 WINDSOR, JOHN LESLIE 18/5/1952 ~ 29/4/2011
Gone But Not Forgotten
Always remembered
Dad and Mum.

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Famous Policing Family the Windsors. Uncles Stan (ex Country Super from memory) and Jack. Worked with John’s dad, Keith, at Murwillumbah. Remember John and his brother Garry well. R.I.P.