Joseph John HUSH

Late of Edward Street, Willoughby

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ‘Q‘ 8759

For the purposes of this website ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 9 January 1908

Final Rank = Constable 1st Class

Stations: ?, Chatswood – Death

Service: From ? ? pre January 1908? to 6 November 1919 = 11+ years Service

Awards: No find on It’s An Honour

Born: ? ? 1880

Died on: 6 November 1919

Age: 39

Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident –

Event location: Chatswood

Event date:  6 November 1919

Funeral date: ? ? ?

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Buried at: ?, Waverley

Memorial located at: ?

Joseph John HUSH

Joseph John HUSH touchplate at Canberra

JOSEPH IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

 

Funeral location: TBA

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May they forever Rest In Peace

On 6 November, 1919 Constables Joseph Hush and Arthur ( Arthur Alfred Jacob )Willmott ( Q 9019 ) went to Roseville where they made enquiries into a robbery. On completion of these enquiries at about 5pm, they accepted a lift back to their station with a lorry driver. They had almost reached the Chatswood Police Station when a tyre on the vehicle blew out, causing it to overturn. Both constables were trapped beneath the vehicle and seriously injured. Both were conveyed to the Royal North Shore Hospital where Constable Hush unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. Constable Willmott recovered from his injuries.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald of 7 November, 1919 reported that ” Constable Hush, who was 39 years of age, had been in the police service for nearly 12 years. He was known as a steady, reliable man, who had performed good work on many occasions. He lived in Edward Street, Willoughby, and leaves a wife and six children. “

 

The constable was born in 1880 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 9 January, 1908. At the time of his death he was stationed at Chatswood.

 

Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931), Saturday 11 March 1916, page 6


ANSWER THE CALL.

RECRUITING IN SYDNEY. FRIDAY’S ENROLMENT. MEN READY FOR TRAINING.

The following men submitted themselves for enlistment yesterday at Victoria Barracks :—

Joseph John Hush, police constable, Myrtle street, North Sydney.

Hilary Patrick McGroder, police constable, Doris-street, North Sydney.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115836178

 

No find with WWI records at this time.