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Kenneth Edward MURRAY


Kenneth Edward MURRAY

AKA  ? 

Nickname:  ?

Late of  ? 


Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – “possibly” Class #  046  


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  8455


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 9 July 1956 ( aged 24 years, 7 months, 24 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 9 July 1967

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Appears in the 1979 ‘Stud Book’ but not the 1987 issue.


Final Rank: =  ?




Service: From   9 July 1956     to     ? ? C1980s?  ?   years,  Service


Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?


Awards:  Public Service Medal – granted 26 January 2001 ( Mr )  For outstanding public service to the Shoalhaven City 9 NSW ) in the field of development  ( Not sure if this Medal was Awarded to ‘our’ Mr. Kenneth Edward MURRAY )


 Born:  Sunday 15 November 1931

Died on:  Sunday 1 January 2023

Age:  91 years, 1 month, 17 day

Organ Donor:  No – age prohibitive



Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?


Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location?




Memorial Service:  to be held on the Gold Coast, Qld, at a time to be fixed.

Wake location???

Wake date???



Funeral Parlour: ?


Buried at?

Grave Location:  Plot:  ?      Section:   ?

Grave GPS?,       ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2023 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Saturday 13 January 1973, page 7


Court told of attack on police

SYDNEY, Friday. — Two Sydney detectives were bashed and kicked after finding evidence possibly linking four men with Victorian bank robberies, a prosecutor alleged in Sydney’s Central Court today.

Sgt E. Short ( # 4325 ) told the court both officers had received severe facial injuries and one might lose part of an ear.

Before the court were Mr Donald James Marshall, 24, labourer, and Mr Peter John Freeman, 24, labourer, both of Cronulla.

Each was charged with having assaulted Detective Kenneth Edward Murray ( # 8455 ) and Detective William Erickson ( # 11355 ), occasioning them actual bodily harm, at Ashfield yesterday.

They were charged also with having had in their possession two .22 calibre sawn-off rifles and two 12 gauge sawn-off shotguns.

Mr Fowler, SM, remanded them to appear on January 22 and refused bail.

Sergeant Short said it was hoped to proceed with the presentation of evidence by eight witnesses on the next occasion.

Asking Mr Fowler to refuse bail, he said it was alleged that the two defendants and two other men were driving in Ashfield yesterday afternoon. As a result of the driver’s conduct they were followed by two detectives into a motel.

Sergeant Short said that after questioning the men, Detective Murray obtained the car keys and opened the boot.

” We allege he found masks, shotgun ammunition, .22 calibre ammunition and other evidence possibly linking the occupants of the car to recent bank robberies in Victoria”, he said.

Sergeant Short said that while the detectives were questioning the men they were attacked by at least three and possibly four men.

” They were severely beaten and kicked and Detective Murray may lose portion of an ear “, he said. Both officers had received severe facial injuries.

He said Mr Freeman was arrested near the area of the assault and Mr Marshall later at Cronulla.

At Cronulla, police had found firearms which it was alleged had been used in bank robberies in Victoria.

” The two other men not yet arrested have been identified as dangerous escapees from Pentridge Jail “, he said.

Sergeant Short said the two men before the court undoubtedly would be wanted by the Victorian authorities when NSW was finished with them.

Mr Fowler, said it was an appropriate case for the refusal of bail.



Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Tuesday 20 February 1973, page 9

Two committed over attack on police

SYDNEY, Monday. — Two men were committed for trial today for allegedly attacking two detectives.

Central Court was told that the officers were beaten and kicked after they stopped a car with Victorian number plates containing four men.

Before the court were Mr Peter John Freeman, 24, labourer, and Mr Donald James Marshall, 24, labourer, both of Allison Road, Cronulla.

Each pleaded not guilty to assaulting Detectives Kenneth Edward Murray and William Erickson, occasioning them actual bodily harm on January 11.

Mr W. Ewer. SM. committed both for trial at Darlinghurst Quarter Sessions on March 5 and refused bail.

Detective Sgt Murray said he and Detective Erickson ( # 11355 ) stopped the car at Ashfield and when he inspected the boot he found shotgun ammunition and the sleeve of a woollen jumper with eye holes cut in it, apparently to form a mask.

He asked one of the men about the boot’s contents, and was struck a heavy blow. He saw Detective Erickson grappling with the driver. He went to Detective Erickson‘s assistance, but was attacked from behind.


Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.



30 May 2023



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