Lawrence Geoffrey RHODES
Late of Wyee, NSW
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 053
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 7942
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? ? 1953 ( aged 18 years, ? months, ? days )
Probationary Constable- appointed ? “possibly” 1 February 1955? ?
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? “POSSIBLY” 1 February 1966? ?
Lawrence responded to an Armed Holdup in Wyong ( year ? ) and the offenders had already left the Holdup in a Stolen vehicle.
Lawrence set up a road block with his police vehicle but the stolen vehicle slammed into the Police vehicle causing serious injuries to Lawrence who spent months in Prince Henry Hospital ( Police Ward ), Sydney.
Due to the, then, Policy of No Desk jobs for injured Police and due to his injuries, Lawrence was forced to Retire from a job he loved.
After leaving the employ of NSW Police – he worked for an earth moving company in Morisset.
In 1972 the family moved to Queensland where Lawrence worked at the International Airport in Security.
Years later the family moved to Taree where Lawrence worked at Taree Local Court as a Bailiff.
Final Rank = Senior Constable – Retired
Stations: Parramatta ( 18 Division )( ProCst )( lived at Morisset & only went home on the weekends ), Wyong GDs – Retired
Service: From ? “POSSIBLY” 1953 ? ? to 11 April 1967 = 12 years, 2 months, 10 days Service
Service name: Army
Service number: 2/726403
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Date of intake: 20 August 1953
Date of exit:
Total Days: 5 years
NS Training: 19 N S T Battalion
Follow Up Training: CMF Camps
Basic Training: Holsworthy NSW
Next of Kin: Mr & Mrs Rhodes
Medals: ADM / ANSM
Retirement / Leaving age: = ?
Time in Retirement from Police: 54 years, 9 months, 2 days
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
Born: Sunday 27 May 1934, Morisset, NSW
Died on: Thursday 13 January 2022
Age: 87 years, 7 months, 17 days
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Funeral date: Friday 21 January 2022 @ 3pm
Funeral location: Lake Macquarie Funeral Park, Awaba Road, Ryhope NSW
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2022 )
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Unfortunately my computer system has become weak and can no longer stand the strain I place upon it.
In order to get my systems up and running again, I have invested $6k in a new computer system which is currently being built and I would expect that a lot of the notices I place on the system, will be devoid of a lot of information that I usually include; until my new system arrives and my databases and photos are transferred across.
This might not be completed until late February 2022.