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Lawrence Geoffrey RHODES


Lawrence Geoffrey RHODES


Late of Wyee, NSW 


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class #  053 


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  7942  


RankCommenced 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

Rank:                          Private

Unit Name:

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

National Service:

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



Event location:   ?

Event date:  ?


Funeral date:  Friday 21 January 2022 @ 3pm 

Funeral location: Lake Macquarie Funeral Park, Awaba Road, Ryhope NSW


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Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2022 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Condolences to Shirley and the family.



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.


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.



20 January 2022



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