Lance STIRTON APM

( late of Maroubra & Matraville )

New South Wales Police Force

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 5 February 1946

Cadet # 596

Regd. # 6340

Rank:  State Commander, Deputy Commissioner

Stations?

Service:  From  5 February 1946  to  3 June 1993 = 47+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 10 September 1986

Australian Police Medal – granted 26 January 1988

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 23 February 1993

Born:  23 January 1930

Died on:  Thursday  2 April 2015

Cause?

Age:  85

Funeral date:  Friday  10 April 2015 @ 11am

Funeral location:  All Saints Anglican Church, Ocean Street, WOOLLAHRA.

Buried at?

Memorial: NSW Police force Service Memorial Wall, Sydney Police Centre, Surry Hills, B33 ( left wall )

LANCE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
* NOT JOB RELATED

 

 Location of Funeral Service

On the left is former Assistant Commissioner, Lance Stirton(Cadet No. 559) with Jack Bailey (Cadet No. 613) holding the blunt end of a very much DEAD red-bellied blacksnake. Jack being the junior two, he was allowed (directed?) to hold the bitey end for the photo. It was taken at Buff Point around 1947 - where Lance's parents had a weekender...Lance and some of his male friends, together with his sister (Betty) and her girlfriends, most of whom were workmates, would spend some weekends at this place - a million miles from no-where in those days then travel back to Sydney on Sunday night by bus then train. The snake was killed and (being cadets) carefully curled up before being placed in the sandy-dirt floor of the back-yard 'dunny' and then they waited. The door on the old dunny inwards. Jack's (now wife of nearly 60 yrs) was first to enter and close the door to relieve herself but when her eyes became accustomed to the darkness from outside sunlight, the bottom hinge was taken off the door as it blasted open. What a terrible joke to play on someone who always feared snakes. But we were waiting on the back step for her to wake up to what it was. Thankfully for Jack she was the forgiving type. She is still with him!!!

On the left is former Assistant Commissioner, Lance Stirton (Cadet No. 559) with Jack Bailey (Cadet No. 613) holding the blunt end of a very much DEAD red-bellied blacksnake. Jack being the junior two, he was allowed (directed?) to hold the bitey end for the photo.
It was taken at Buff Point around 1947 – where Lance’s parents had a weekender…Lance and some of his male friends, together with his sister (Betty) and her girlfriends, most of whom were workmates, would spend some weekends at this place – a million miles from no-where in those days then travel back to Sydney on Sunday night by bus then train.
The snake was killed and (being cadets) carefully curled up before being placed in the sandy-dirt floor of the back-yard ‘dunny’ and then they waited. The door on the old dunny inwards. Jack’s (now wife of nearly 60 yrs) was first to enter and close the door to relieve herself but when her eyes became accustomed to the darkness from outside sunlight, the bottom hinge was taken off the door as it blasted open.
What a terrible joke to play on someone who always feared snakes. But we were waiting on the back step for her to wake up to what it was.
Thankfully for Jack she was the forgiving type. She is still with him!!!

 

With regret I advise the death of Lance STIRTON, 85 old, former Regd. No. 6340, an Unattached Veteran Member of the RPA.

Lance passed away on 02/04/2015 and his funeral is proposed to be held at 11am on Friday 10th Instant at All Saints Anglican Church, Ocean Street, WOOLLAHRA.

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STIRTON, Lance.
Former Deputy Commissioner of Police.
23/01/1930 – 02/04/2015.
Late of Maroubra and Matraville

Devoted husband of Jean for 61 years. Father to Lindsay, Naomi and Matthew, father in law to Marcella, Stephen and Anita, adored ‘Poppy’ to Luke, Jessica, Alena, Alicia, Nicola, Christopher, James, Andrew, Amelia and Caterina.

Provided over 47 years of dedicated and exemplary Police service to the State of New South Wales.

Aged 85 Years

A Funeral Service will be held for Lance in All Saints Anglican Church, 85 Ocean Street, Woollahra on Friday April 10, 2015 commencing at 11.00am

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Maroubra 9314 2778
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