Marcel John BAILEY


Marcel John BAILEY


Late of Quakers Hill Nursing Home, NSW

Jacks widow – Janet Bailey passed away, peacefully, in her sleep on Saturday 27 March 2021 and will be laid to rest with Jack at the Pinegrove Cemetery on Saturday 3 April 2021.  May they both, forever, Rest In Peace.


NSW Penrith Police College Class #  027

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 7224

Uniform #  3565 & 909


Rank:  Commenced Training at Penrith Police College on 11 February 1952 ( aged 22 years,  5 months,  2 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 31 March 1952  ( aged 22 years, 6 months, 22 days )

Constable – appointed 31 March 1953

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 July 1958 ( 4 months loss of Seniority somewhere )

Senior Constable – appointed 1 July 1963 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 January 1968

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 11 June 1975

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 1 December 1978

Final Rank =  Sergeant 1st Class 


Stations: Metropolitan District:  Police College, Penrith – Trainee

Liverpool GDs ( 22 Division )( ProCst )( 21 April 1952 – 9 June 1952 ),

was to be transferred to Moss Vale – but that was Cancelled,

Parramatta GDs ( 18 Division )( 10 June 1952 – 20 June 1954 ) – whilst at Parramatta, he assisted the Army at Windsor through the catastrophic floods,

Traffic Branch ( 21 June 1954 – PSB, later STP – Solo Cyclist – Probation ),

Traffic Branch ( 10 August 1954 – 30 June 1955, PSB, later STP – Solo Cyclist – Permanent ), 

Liverpool STP – Solo cyclist ( 1 July 1955 – 17 Jan. 1961 ),

Camden – STP ( Cst 1/c )( 18 Jan. 1961 – 13 Feb. 1966 )( 22 Division in those days but 35 Division now ),

Liverpool STP Solo Cyclist ( 14 Feb. 1966 – 16 June 1966 ),

Liverpool STP – STP – Car Crew ( 117 June 1966 – 23 June 1968 )

Liverpool STP – Assistant to Sgt In Charge, STP ( 24 June 1968 – 21 December 1969 )( Promoted to Sgt during this time and Assistant Sgt in Charge of STP, Liverpool,

Liverpool STP – Sgt In Charge, STP ( 22 December 1969 – 6 Sept. 1975 ),

Redfern GDs ( 7 Division )( 7 Sept. 1975 – 8 May 1976 ),

Liverpool HWP ( Sgt 2/c, OIC of Liverpool HWP )( 9 May 1976 – 4 December 1976 ),

On 8 January 1978 he was to go to Fairfield ( 34 Division GDs but that transfer was Cancelled,

Ryde HWP ( 17 Division )( Sgt 2/c – Sgt 1/c – OIC of HWP – 5 December 1976 – 25 March 1978 ),

 Liverpool Traffic Sgt ( 26 March 1978 – 23 December 1978 ),

Gosford GDs ( 32 Division – 24 December 1978 – 17 February 1979 ),

Liverpool GDs ( 18 February 1979 – 30 November 1980 ),

Wagga Wagga Police Stn – Traffic Supervisor ( 1 December 1980 – 9 September 1984  ),

Whilst the Traffic Supervisor at Wagga Wagga Police Station, Jack took optional retirement, at the age of 55 – 9 September 1984

Source – Stud Books and Liverpool ( NSW ) Police Time Line ( 1788 – 2016 ) & Police Service Card.



Service:  From 11 February 1952   to 9 September 1984  =  32 years, 6 months & 29 days Service


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours – however his Service Card shows

Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal – awarded 25 November 1974 – presented by, the then, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam


For part played in fighting the disastrous bush fires which occurred in the County of Cumberland during March, 1965.

signed:  N.T.W. ALLAN, Commissioner of Police – 19 Aug. 1965


BornMonday  9 September 1929

Died on:  Sunday  21 June 2020 in his sleep

Age:  90 years,  9 months & 12 days

Cause:  Natural – age

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


No live stream of funeral – Pinegrove don’t have these facilities

Funeral dateFriday  26 June 2020 @ 1.30pm – 2.30pm ( in Chapel ) 3.30pm – ( Graveside )

Funeral locationWest Chapel, Pinegrove Cemetery, Kington St, Minchinbury, NSW  02 96258066

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 20 – 50 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )


Future Wake location??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date???

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )


Funeral Parlour: Guardian Funerals, 1 First Ave, Blacktown, NSW  02 9622 1284

Buried at    Pinegrove Cemetery, Calvary 3, Lot 235, B3


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2020 )


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



May they forever Rest In Peace

Australian Police YouTube Channel


Service Card History:

Upon joining NSWPF, Marcel was:

6′ 1.5″ tall, weighed 14 st. 2 lb, had hazel eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion.

He was born in Croydon Park, NSW & Married on 23 October 1954.

He was previously employed at a Parcel Sorter – 2 weeks, Process Worker – 3 months, Fitter and Machinist 6.5 years.

He held the school Intermediate Certificate and held a Trade Certificate as Fitter & Machinist.

He failed his 1st attempt at the Cst 1/c course on 21 August 1956 but Passed on 24 June 1958 – which would explain his loss of 3 months Seniority.

He Passed his Sgt 3/c exam on 20 May 1965 and Passed his Sgt 1/c exam on 13 May 1975.

He was approved to Ride ( as a Solo Cyclist ) on 17 July 1952,

Approved ( O ) on 24 August 1953, ( I don’t know what the ‘O’ represents )

Approved S-hp on 10 August 1954 ( I don’t know what the ‘S-hp’ represents )

Approved to drive Departmental vehicles on 29 October 1958 and approved to drive General Duty utilities & light trucks on 29 January 1964.

He was approved as a High Speed Manual transmission driver on 23 May 1966.




At the time of publication, I have no further information – other than what is posted above.



25 June 2020



Email received from Jack’s daughter – Lynne on 30 June 2020.

Good morning,


I can’t help but be impressed with the respect you all have for each other even though dad retired around 36 years ago.

Inspector Scott Smith and six Police Officers from Mt Druitt took the time to attend the West Chapel at Pinegrove to honour dad and my mother Janet,  Friday 26th June 2020.  Family and friends were touched by the tribute and some footage and photos are available.

Dad was devoted to my mum (retired nurse/midwife) who  had a stroke in 2010 that affected her right side and speech.  Dad maintained the family home and spent every day (unless unwell) with mum.   He decided in January this year to sell the home to spend more time with mum.  He had a few health issues but was on the mend. He had a strength and determination you had to admire, no excuses.

He passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning on Sunday 21st June 2020 close to his loving  wife of 65 years.

I have two photos that we used at the service of the graduation of the class of 1952.  It was  taken at the Penrith academy and they were  found when preparing the Braidwood and Schofields properties for sale.

I will soon email them to you and Jody McLeod  for your records.

I have another early  picture of dad in what appears his motor cycle uniform.  A few photos later in his career on his bike and in his uniform at Wagga Wagga with a departmental  just before he retired on the 8th September 1984.  There is a  photo taken at his send off where he was presented with two plaques, one a hand made copper plaque and other memorabilia.

There are more photos and slides  to go through and if I locate any that may be of interest to your group I will forward them to you.

I am custodian of his long service good conduct medal which  was presented to him by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who had gone out of his way to congratulate Dad and shake his hand.

I was not aware of his commendation through the fires and if it was written I hope I locate it as I still have some personal items to sift through.

I have his trade certificate,  Discharge from the Police Force and other certificates and happy to share if it is of interest.

When stationed at Parramatta he assisted the army at   Windsor through the catastrophic floods.

I recall some of his time at Liverpool Police Station through the mid to late  70s and I would often visit him there  on my way home from work.

He was on duty at Liverpool ( Feb ) 1977 when the train derailed at Granville and Mum was a nurse at Fairfield where many of the casualties were taken.  ( If Jack was stationed at Liverpool in Feb 1977 then his timeline of station attachments must be wrong.  Cal )

Dad was proud of his years in the force and valued the mateship.  He  retired at 55 to spend time and travel around the state with mum in their van and later a Winnebago.


Kind regards

Lynne Bak

nee Bailey



Hi Lynne,

Our condolences on the loss of your father and I hope that you, and the family, gain strength from knowing that he wasn’t forgotten by those who knew him.

We look forward to attaching any, and all, the photos and video that you might like to share with us and any other memories that you may care to share.

Would also like to attach any funeral pamphlet that may have been made and a copy of his Service record and Eulogy.


much respect


Greg ‘Cal’ Callander

NSWPF # 17463

1975 – 2004


On Thursday  1 April 2021 – Lynne returned an email with the below attachments and also with the sad news that her mother, Janet Bailey, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday 27 March 2021.

Janet will be laid to rest with Jack at Pinegrove Cemetery on Saturday 3 April 2021.






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I knew Jack when I was a very junior cyclist at Liverpool in 1976. He was a true gentleman and a gentle giant. With both Jack and Wally Maher being in charge, I thoroughly enjoyed their leadership as well as working with some truly great police. A lot of names are coming back to me now including, Warwick White, Roger Morrison, Jack (Strop) Davey, Danny Forster, Ron (Cricket) Judd, Alan (Bruno) Bell, Garry (Nugget) Pearsell, Steve, ( I won’t say his nick name) Vagg, Peter Sydenham and others. Thanks for the memories guys.

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