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
Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident –
Event location: Chatswood
Event date: 6 November 1919
Funeral date: ? ? ?
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Buried at: ?, Waverley
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Funeral location: TBA
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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.
No find with WWI records at this time.