Madge Aletia WELBY nee BARRY
Late of Bulahdelah & Annandale, Ashfield
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # ? ? ?
New South Wales Police Force
Uniform # 3442
Regd. # P/W 0020
( this would have put Madge in the male Registered number range of 7855 – 7886 )
Rank: Special Constable – appointed Friday 22 October 1954
Senior Constable – appointed 22 October 1965
Final Rank = ?
Stations: ?, School Lecturing, Safety Advisory Section ( early 1980’s ), Rosebery Traffic Branch
Service: From pre 22 October 1954 to ? ? 84? = 29 years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 31 May 1923
Died on: Saturday 16 February 2019
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Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954),
Tuesday 26 October 1954, page 3
Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 – 1954),
Sunday 24 October 1954, page 17
DETECTIVE’S WIDOW IN THE ‘FORCE’
Tall, attractive Mrs. Madge Welby, said this week that she had joined the Police Force because she had always been interested in her dead husband‘s work.
Mrs. Welby is the widow of Detective-Constable E. S. (“Frank”) Welby, who died of heart trouble in March.
He had been attached to Regent Street Police Station for more than four years.
Mrs. Welby, who had just been sworn-in as a police-woman, said: “I felt I’d grown to belong to the Police Force, and I love children.
“My work in the police school lecturing section should give me the chance to satisfy both these interests.
“it will let me serve the community in the way I’d like best.”
Mrs. Welby said she had no children of her own, but “more than 30 nephews and nieces.”
Before her marriage she had worked as a machinist, she said.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954), Saturday 23 October 1954, page 19
WIDOW JOINS POLICE FORCE SYDNEY,
The widow of a city detective was sworn in to-day as a member of the Women Police.
She is Mrs. Madge Welby, 30, of Annandale.
Her husband, Detective Frank Welby, who was attached to Regent-street City Division, died in April.
Mrs. Welby will begin her police career to-morrow.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),
Thursday 12 August 1954, page 13
IN the Estate of FRANCIS EDWARD WELBY late of Concord West in the State of New South Wales, Constable of Police, deceased Intestate – Application will be made after 14 days from the publication hereof that Letters of Administration of the Estate of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to Madge Aletia Welby the widow of the said deceased and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address.
All creditors in the Estate of the said deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned MERVYN FINLAY & COMPANY Solicitors Newlands House 141 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.