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Laurence Henry HIBBARD


Laurence Henry HIBBARD

AKA Lornie  

Late of Wentworth Falls, NSW  

godfather to Paul WINFIELD # 14540

Laurence may have been related to Sergeant W. J. HIBBARD who worked at Kogarah Police Stn 1925 – 1931

NSW  Police Training Centre – Redfern  / Police Training College – Penrith  Class #  ? ? ? 


New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ??? 


Service:  From ? ? ?   to   ? ? ? ? years Service ? ? ?


Rank:  Commenced Training at  ? Police Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? January 1954 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank?


Stations?,  Western Wireless Car, Wentworth Falls, ?


Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system


 Born:  Thursday 22 March 1917 at Mascot, NSW

Died on:  Saturday 3 August 1957 

Age:  40 years, 4 months, 12 days


Cause:  Possibly Cancer ?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Wentworth Falls Cemetery, Mitchell St, Wentworth Falls, NSW

Independent Portion, Row 01, Plot 13


Laurence Henry HIBBARD - Grave. 444700 Flight Sergeant
Located in the ANZAC Memorial Walk, Lawson, NSW


Laurence Henry HIBBARD - Grave

Wentworth Falls CemeteryLaurence Henry HIBBARD - Grave


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2021 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Born to Charles William Hibbard and Elizabeth Hibbard ( nee Johnson )

Laurence married Jean Hatton in April 1942 at age 24.

They had one child.

Restitution Orders were made in the above suit.

Laurence then married Catherine? MacDonald in 1951 at age 34.

They had two children. ( Sandea & Susan )

St George Call (Kogarah, NSW : 1904 – 1957),

Friday 24 April 1942, page 3


Club members in congratulating our candidate for the Princess of the Pacific Quest. Miss Jean Hatton on her marriage to Mr. Laurence Hibbard. Members of the Club Committee attended the ceremony.




Laurence Henry HIBBARD

Laurence HIBBARD, Jean HATTON, Deanna DURBIN




Propeller (Hurstville, NSW : 1911 – 1954),

Thursday 7 May 1942, page 3


Miss Jean Hatton’s Success.

In the “Princess of the Pacific” contest, conducted by Associated News papers Ltd., on behalf of metropolitan hospitals, Miss Jean Hatton, now Mrs. L. Hibbard, the well-known Bexley singer, proved to be the winner.

She represented the Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and topped the poll with 323,611 penny votes, representing £1,369/4/3.

Many other surf clubs were represented in the competition.

The first prize for the winning club was £100, and for the “princess” £50.

Miss Hatton first became popular by winning many local eisteddfod prizes and later became a well-known radio, stage, and film singer.

About a month ago she married Mr. Laurence Hibbard, and now lives at Balgowlah.

The second place was secured by Miss Nancy Blackmore (North Narrabeen ).

Mrs. Jean Sebire, representing the North Cronulla Surf Club and the St. George District Hospital, was third, polling 97,631 votes, valued at £406/15/11.

The third prize for the North Cronulla Club was £30, and for their candidate £15.





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.


 10 Feb 2021




One thought on “Laurence Henry HIBBARD

  • Scott Perrin

    How very sad for a man to have given service to the community with the Police and then the nation with the Airforce to have passed so young. Lest we forget!


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