John Warren DAGWELL

John Warren DAGWELL

AKA  ? 

Late of  ? 


“possible” relation in ‘the job’:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class #  110


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  12553


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 20 February 1967 ( aged 23 years, 7 months, 17 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 3 April 1967 ( aged 23 years, 9 months, 0 days )

Constable – appointed 3 May 1968 ( loss of 1 month Seniority – may have failed an exam subject )

Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 May 1972

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 3 May 1976

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 January 1983

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 


Final Rank: =  Sergeant


Stations?, Queanbeyan – Retirement ( 7 August 2000 )


Service: From 20 February 1967   to  7 August 2000  =  33 years, 5 months, 18 days Service


Retirement / Leaving age: =  57 years, 1 month, 4 days

Time in Retirement from Police:  21 years, 9 months, 24 days


Awards:  National Medal – granted 22 April 1983 ( SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 30 April 1993 ( SenCon )


 Born:  Saturday 3 July 1943

Died on:  Tuesday 31 May 2022

Age:    78 years, 10 months, 28 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?


Cause:  “Long Illness” ?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Monday 6 June 2022 @ 11am

Funeral location:  Christ Church, 39 Rutledge St, Queanbeyan, NSW


Monaro Police District will provide a Guard of Honour at the completion of Service

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Wake location??? TBA 

Wake date??? TBA 

( 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: ?

Buried at: ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2022 )



 JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO





May they forever Rest In Peace




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Our deepest condolences to Marion, Mark & Scott and all of John’s family and friends.


John Dagwell Death: Queanbeyan Bowls Club Member John Dagwell is Dead, Cause of Death

John Dagwell Death: Queanbeyan Bowls Club Member John Dagwell is Dead, Cause of Death
John Dagwell, Queanbeyan Bowls Club Member, has passed away unexpectedly. His death has been confirmed by Queanbeyan Bowlers Association, through an online post. He died after a long illness.

“It is with much sadness that I am advising the members of the Queanbeyan Bowls Club that John Dagwell, well respected member of our club, has passed away after a long battle with illness”, Queanbeyan Bowlers Association announced.

“A good man & a great person. Rest In Peace John. Our condolences go out to his family. The funeral for John Dagwell will take place at Christ Church, Rutledge St on Monday the 6th, commencing at 11:00 am.”

Friends, colleagues, officials and veterans are sending their condolences and tributes to the family in respect of his death. He will greatly be missed by everyone.




Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Friday 18 November 1994, page 2

Student, 11, dies in cabin fire


Police Reporter

‘ A Victorian teacher struggled heroically to drag ‘two 11-year-old schoolboys from a blazing cabin at Sutton near the ACT border early yesterday morning after an air-conditioner burst into flames.

One Melbourne student died in the fire and another was rescued and airlifted to the Royal Childen’s Hospital, Melbourne, with burns to 100 per cent of his body. A hospital spokesman said the boy was in a critical condition in intensive care.

The teacher, Con Boukouvalas, one of several teachers accompanying 90 Victorian school children from two schools, went to the aid of seven boys in the cabin at White Ibis Tourist Village and Caravan Park.

He had heard screams for help about 12.30am.

NSW Police said the air-conditioner and the aluminium cabin had been well alight, but Mr Boukouvalas had ignored the danger.

As he pulled one boy free, he received burns to his arms, neck and back. He tried in vain to save the second boy but he was forced back by the flames and the heat.

The dead boy is Micah Akkerman, 11, and the injured boy is Nicholas Balgue, 11, both of Kew East Public School, Melbourne.

A NSW Police and NSW Fire Brigade investigators were at the scene yesterday searching for clues to the cause of the fire to submit to the NSW Coroner.

Sergeant John Dagwell said the fire occurred about 12.35pm in a cabin occupied by seven students from Kew East Public School. Five of the boys were not injured.

They had told police they were talking when one boy who wanted to smoke turned on the air-conditioner which burst into flames.

” It was soon engulfed in flames and two boys were trapped inside the cabin,” Sergeant Dagwell said.

White Ibis assistant manager Paul Porcherom said he was awoken about 12.45am but the ACT Fire Brigade had already been called.

He said the students were on an excursion and had been at the park for two days.

The rest of the school party returned home yesterday and Victorian Education Department counsellors were sent to the NSW border to meet them.

The injured boy was flown by the NSW Air Ambulance to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

A spokesman for Victorian Education Minister Don Hayward said the counsellors had gone to Albury on the NSW-Victoria border to meet the remainder of the children being driven home today.

“In any sort of tragedy like this we immediately offer the help of counsellors to help victims cope,” he said.

Department counsellors were also reported to have gone to Kew East Primary School in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs to talk with parents and students.



Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Tuesday 21 May 1985, page 3

Motorcyclist collides with XPT

A motorcyclist who collided with the XPT train at the Burbong crossing, Kings Highway, at 7.35am yesterday was in a serious but stable condition last night in Royal Canberra Hospital, Sergeant John Dagwell of the Queanbeyan police said yesterday.

Mr Richard Stone, 22, of Braidwood, who was travelling towards Queanbeyan at the time of the accident, suffered a serious injury to his right arm. He was taken to Royal Canberra Hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit.

At 7.50am, Mr Antonio Carnovalle, 51, of Queanbeyan, suffered serious head injuries when he fell almost five metres from scaffolding at a building site in Mowatt Street, Queanbeyan, Sergeant Dagwell said.





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3 June 2022