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Lawrence SHIELDS


Lawrence SHIELDS

aka  Laurie

Late of Ocean View Terrace, Tathra and formerly of Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains and originally of Guildford

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  7717[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 3 May 1954

Senior Constable – appointed 3 May 1965

As of the 1969 Stud Book – he had already passed his Sgt 3/c exam

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 7 May 1977

By the issue of the 1979 Stud Book – he had already passed his SenSgt exam

He was ‘out of’ “the job” by the time the 1989 Stud Book was issued

Stations: ?, Guildford Police Citizens’ Boys Club, Merrylands ( 26 Division ),

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre May 1954?  to  ? ? 1984+? = 30+ years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  6 May 1931

Died on:  Sunday  1 October 2017

Age:  86


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Event date?

Funeral date:  Monday  9 October 2017 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  Clavering Park Crematorium Chapel, Wolumla

Buried at:  Burial at Pambula Lawn Cemetery

 Memorial located at?



[alert_yellow]LAWRENCE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO


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May they forever Rest In Peace


SHIELDS Lawrence
6.5.1931 – 1.10.2017
Late of Tathra and formerly of Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains and originally of Guildford.

Beloved husband of Gwen for 64 years.

Adored father of Lindy, Rennai, Bruce, Tim and Mark (dec’d) and
father-in-law to their partners.
Much loved Pop to his 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Marylin & Gordon, Fred & Norma (dec’d) and Lilian & Bill (both dec’d).

A highly respected Police Officer for over 30 years.

Please direct Funeral enquiries to

John R Whyman
Funeral Services
Bega (02) 6492 4111

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Oct. 7, 2017

Cumberland Argus (Parramatta, NSW : 1950 – 1962), Wednesday 8 August 1962, page 14

Race with the stork

Three police constables ( half of the Merrylands force ) have just completed a race with the stork. Their three babies, all born in Parramatta Hospital, are boys.

Constable Wally Gibson narrowly won the event by two hours from colleague Constable George Marshall. Constable Laurie Shields came a poor third two weeks later. The three mothers and the boys ( all six of them ) are reported to ‘be fit and well’.



Biz (Fairfield, NSW : 1928 – 1972), Wednesday 11 December 1957, page 25



A Parramatta District Court jury on Friday rejected a claim for damages against a police constable.

Laurence Beresford Tibbles, of Chetwynd Road, Guildford, sued Constable Laurence Shields, of Merrylands, for £1.000, alleging wrongful arrest, assault and malicious prosecution.

Mr. N. Nelson, for Tibbles, said his client had used insulting words when Constable Shields came to his house on December 20 last. Constable Shields had arrested Tibbles ” on the spur of the moment ” knowing that no offence was committed as the words had not been said in a public place, A magistrate in a lower Court hearing had dismissed the charge of insulting words on the grounds they could not be heard in public. and showed ” reckless indifference ” in arresting Tibbles.

Mr. S. Ross, for Shields, said the constable honestly believed an offence had been committed and had acted within his powers.

Judge Cameron Smith ordered Tibbles to pay costs.



Biz (Fairfield, NSW : 1928 – 1972), Wednesday 12 October 1955, page 14


At Parramatta Court of Petty Sessions on Monday a plaster cutter was fined £10 for trying to bribe a police officer, and £3 for

driving an unregistered motor cycle. . He is John Barry Kedwell, 18. of Hassell Street, Wetherill park. : Constable L. Shields, of Merrylands, said that when he and another constable stopped Kedwell, he pulled out some notes, and said. ‘Will £5 do between the pair of you?”



Broadcaster (Fairfield, NSW : 1935 – 1978), Wednesday 16 March 1955, page 1



Last Wednesday night a public meeting was convened by Guildford Sub-Committee of Holroyd Council’s Flood Victims’ Fund, held in Guildford School of Arts. The election of office-bearers resulted as follows: President. Aid H. Maley; hon, secretary, Aid. O. D. Young; hon. treasurer. Mr. Bob Porter; Mr. Arthur Robinson, president Guildford R.S.L. and Constable Shields, of Guildford Citizens’ Boys Club, completed the executive committee.

After considerable discussion, general opinion of the meeting was that the best method to raise money was by conducting functions. It was decided that it was too late to commence a house to-house collection. Many suggestions were put forward. the three principal ones being, to approach Hoyts Theatres for use of the Regent Theatre for A Sunday entertainment, an evening at Mr. Charlie Davis’s private theatrette, and an open-air concert in Guildford Park.

If any persons have any suggestions that may assist the committee, they are invited to contact the sectary. Ald. O. D. Young, at Guildford Hardware Company, who. with the treasurer, Mr. Bob Porter, will also accept any donations.