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Neville Henry HENRY


Neville Henry HENRY

AKA  The Owl

Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  090 & 090A

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10288


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy – ? ? ?

Probationary Constable – appointed 5 March 1962

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 7 June 1978


Final RankSergeant 3rd Class


Stations?, George St North Police Station – Sydney, BAS Operator ( long time ), North Sydney Traffic Section – Retirement


Service:  From ? ? pre March 1962?   to   17 April 1982 =  20+ years Service


AwardsNational Medal – granted 6 November 1980 ( Sgt 3/C )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 27 August 1992 ( Sgt )


BornTuesday  14 February 1939

Died onSaturday  21 March 2020

Age81 yrs  1 month  7 days



Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Monday  30 March 2020 @ noon

Funeral locationMacquarie Park Crematorium, North Ryde, NSW

  ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 10 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 2 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: Manning’s Funerals,

Buried at: Cremated ( Remains collected )


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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


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



May they forever Rest In Peace



Neville ‘The Owl’

14/02/1939 – 21/03/2020

Formerly of Freshwater

Beloved husband of Kay (deceased),

adored father and father-in-law of Scott, Nicole and Michelle.

Treasured grandpa of Thomas and Jackson,

loving brother of Madelene, Pat, Doug and Robyn, and good mate to many.

Aged 81 Years

Owing to COVID-19 rules, immediate family only will farewell Neville.

For live stream details phone 0402 011 406

A farewell and celebration of Neville’s life will be held at a later date.

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Dave Whiteman
I remember being a Pro at Manly in the early 70’s when Nev used to swing by the station in the evening after his regular fishing trips. He’d drop a bag of fish on the counter and offer them to anyone who wanted a feed. This went on for months and many took a few fish home for dinner…. until one night someone asked him how come he always got a good bagful of fish and where did he catch them. “There’s plenty down in the Murk at North Head. I always get a good feed there.” Nev revealed! R.I.P. The Owl.
  • Kenneth Bulger
    Dave Whiteman, I remember that. Never took any though. I knew where he caught them. Frank Daniels caught many black fish off North Head too.

March 2020


Neville Henry HENRY

Neville Henry HENRY

Neville Henry HENRY

Neville Henry HENRY

Neville Henry HENRY

Neville Henry HENRY

Neville Henry HENRY - red shirt
Neville Henry HENRY – red shirt


Neville Henry HENRY - red shirt
Neville Henry HENRY – red shirt


Macca, Geoff Green & Owl
Macca, Geoff Green & Owl


Neville Henry (The Owl), Les Lidbury (The Golden Colt), Bryan Wright and Ken Miller
Neville Henry # 10288 (The Owl), Les Lidbury # 8746 (The Golden Colt), Bryan Wright # 9897 and Ken Miller # ????


Neville Henry HENRY



2 thoughts on “Neville Henry HENRY

  • When ‘The Owl’ was at the BAS I bumped into him on a number of occasions. Sometimes, he’d turn up in a white doctor’s gown carrying all of the BAS gear. He’d usually have the cops in the station laughing and on quite a few occasions the motorist being tested would have a laugh with us. Didn’t know Neville privately but I recall him as friendly and engaging. The job needs more Neville’s these days. Rest in Peace mate.

  • John Pollock

    Rest in peace, Neville, a good old bloke.


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