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John Phillip WILSON


John Phillip WILSON

Late of Dubbo

NSW Police Cadet # 0480

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  5648[/alert_yellow]

Rank: NSW Police Cadets – commenced 14 August 1944

Probationary Constable – appointed 26 May 1947

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 30 May 1963

Inspector 3rd class – appointed 30 September 1977

Inspector – appointed June 1978

Senior Inspector – appointed 20 August 1981

Superintendent – appointed 31 March 1983

Chief Superintendent – appointed pre June 1985

Stations: ?, Dubbo,

ServiceFrom  14 August 1944  to  ? ? ? = 41+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – presented 13 November 1984

Born:  20 May 1928

Died on:  19 October 2017

Age:  89


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Funeral date:  Wednesday  25 October 2017 @ noon

Funeral location:  Andrews Chapel, Wingewarra St, Dubbo

Buried at:  Western District Memorial Park, Boothenba Rd, Dubbo

 Memorial located at?



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May they forever Rest In Peace


WILSON John Phillip
Late of Dubbo
Passed away on
19th October 2017
Aged 89 years

Dearly beloved partner of Jean. Loving husband of Margaret (deceased). Loved father & father-in-law of Nick & Jeanette and Elizabeth & James. Cherished “Da” of grandchildren Lewis, Dale, Isabella, Sienna and great grandchildren Charlie, Ethan & Grace.

Dearly loved by his extended family of Steven, Richard, Fiona and their families. A loved brother of David.


Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend Mr Wilson’s Funeral Service to be held at St
Andrew’s Chapel, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo on WEDNESDAY (25th October 2017) commencing at 12 noon followed by interment at Western Districts Memorial Park, Boothenba Road, Dubbo.

All present & retired police personal are cordially invited to attend.

W Larcombe and Son
FDA Approved
02 6882 3199

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Oct. 21, 2017

Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 – 1954), Saturday 10 September 1949, page 4

Assault Charge Against Constable Fails

A charge of unlawful assault brought against Constable Maurice George Adams of Dubbo Police, by John Perrln, 69, military pensioner, of Darling Street, was dismissed by Mr. R. A. Kersley, S.M., at Dubbo Police Court yesterday.

Perrin alleged that Constable Adams twisted his arm and tried to shove his face into the bottom of a police motorcycle sidecar when he was arrested on August 23 on an indecent language charge.

Perrin was fined £10 or ten days hard labor on this charge. On another count of using insulting words to Constable Adams and Constable John Wilson, he was fined £3 or six days.

Sergeant Russell Alfred Goggin, of Dubbo Police, said at 12.35 p.m. on August 23, he was at his home lying down when he heard Perrin, who lives near him, calling out in a loud voice about somebody having let a horse into his garden. Perrin swore in a loud voice from 12.35 p.m. until 12.55 p.m., when constables Adams and Wilson in response to a phone call, arrived in a motor cycle outfit and arrested him, the Sergeant added.

Constable Maurice George Adams said that, accompanied by Constable Wilson, he went to Perrin‘s house and heard him using offensive language in a loud voice, accusing the neighbors of letting a horse into his yard. He and Constable Wilson arrested Perrin and took him to the police station.

Perrin, cross-examining Constable Adams, asked, ‘Do you remember saying: ‘I will put the boot underneath you?” Adams: ‘No.’ “Or saying: ‘I will bash your wife across the face’ when you arrested me?’ Adams: “No. I did not say anything at all.” “When you got me into the motorcycle did you ram my head down into the bottom of it?’ Adams: “No.” Have you been a military policeman?” Adams: ” No.”


Evidence corroborating Constable Adam’s statements was given by Constable John Phillip Wilson, who said Perrin was swearing in a loud voice when they arrived at his house.

At the station, Perrin said he wished to charge Constable Adams with assault, Constable Wilson continued. At no stage had he heard Constable Adams utter threats towards Perrin or his wife, nor had be used undue force when arresting him.

Perrin told the court he had found the horse in his garden, and a neighbor had run across the street to Sergeant Goggin‘s house. Shortly after, two policemen arrived and said: ” We are investigating about a horse being in the garden.” He was standing on the back verandah, and one of the policemen said to him: ” I will put the boot underneath you.” When he was arrested his wife said: ” No don’t take him.” The policeman he said, replied: ” I will push your **** face in.”

Perrin denied having used indecent language. Perrin claimed that what he said in front of the Police Station was that he ” was being treated like two German Baths,” meaning that he was not receiving fair treatment. He said the words could have been mistaken for something else. The police advanced another version of his words.


Perrin‘s wife, Irene Maude Perrin, said she discussed the presence of the horse in the garden with her husband, but they used low voices which could not possibly be heard in the street. When the policemen arrived, she showed Constable Adams the garden. He came back and grabbed Perrin‘s arm, and said: ” You are coming with me. I’ll put the toe of my boot under you.” “He then twisted my husband’s arm up behind his back,’ Mrs. Perrin said. ” I told him to leave my husband alone, and he said, ‘I will smash your face in for you and I will smack your face.’ He then took my husband out to the side car. He tried to push his head in to the side-car of the motorcycle.

To Sergeant Goggin, Mrs. Perrin said she had not walked to the front gate, and looked up and down the street on several occasions, nor had she called out. ” For God’s sake keep quiet.” She said someone had deliberately led a horse into the garden. Mr. Kersley convicted Perrin of the offence.


Giving evidence in his charge brought against Constable Adams of unlawful assault, Perrin said that when he was arrested, Adams twisted his arms behind his back and tried to shove his head into the floor of the side-car.’ Constable Adams again twisted his arm when he was being taken into the station and caused him considerable pain.

He was later examined by a doctor, Perrin added. Constable Adams denied Perrin‘s statements, and was corroborated by Constable Wilson, who said that if Const. Adams had twisted Perrin‘s arm, he could not have failed to notice it.

The case was dismissed.


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