Mark Edward Dyett FORD
Late of ” Collingwood ” Kenwyn Street, Hurstville – formerly of Orange, NSW
Nephew of Dr. Frederick Thomas West Ford, police surgeon of Melbourne, Victoria
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ‘Q‘ 1010
For the purposes of this website ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1 March 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 18 August 1862 ( aged 20+/- )
Stations: ?, Rylstone pre 1868 ( Senior Constable – 1868 ), Police Camp – Tambaroora ( SenCon 1869 – 1870 ), German Town – Hill End ( Sgt – 1874 ), Wollongong ( Senior Sergeant 1877 ), Bourke ( Sub-Inspector ), Orange ( Inspector )
Service: From ? ? 1862 to ? ? about 1901 – retired on Pension
Born: ? ? 1842 in England
Died on: Sunday 26 November 1911 at ” Collingwood”, Kenwyn St, Hurstville, NSW
Funeral date: Tuesday 28 November 1911
Funeral location: Church of England, Orange, NSW
Buried at: Church of England Cemetery, Orange, NSW
Grave Location: C of E, Area – Old; Sect: A, Number 350
Memorial at: ?
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Funeral location: ?
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The inhabitants of Rylstone, in praise worthy appreciation of the services of the above meritorious officer, have just presented him with a purse of upwards of £25, and an address engrossed on vellum, and signed by the donors. The address reads as follows :
” To MARK EDWARD DYETT FORD, Senior Constable.
” The undersigned, inhabitants of Rylstone and neighbourhood, have much pleasure in presenting you with the following testimonial of their appreciation of your very efficient services as a public officer, in putting down crime, in this district.”
The signatures, with the sums attached follow, and from the amount (£25 5s. 6d.), it need hardly be said that some modest sums have been given, showing that the esteem this officer is held in is not alone confined to the wealthier class of the community. We have repeatedly had occasion to allude to the activity, zeal, and intelligence of senior-constable Ford, and when a selection was made from the whole of the police force of men to hunt down Clarke’s gang, Senior-constable Ford was chosen among the first. For his sake, we wish the testimonial had had a wider range, as the appreciation of his services is not confined to the district of Rylstone.
Illawarra mercury ( Wollongong )
Tuesday 6 June 1882 p 2
Acting Sub-Inspector Mark Edward Dyett Ford ( late of Wollongong and now of Bourke), has been gazetted a Sub-lnspector, a promotion which many friends in this district will be happy to hear of.
THE Bench of Magistrates at Wollongong, have this day appointed Senior-sergeant Mark Edward Dyett Ford, Inspector of Weights and Measures for the District of Wollongong.
ALFRED A. TURNER, P.M.
Court House, Wollongong,
4th June, 1877.