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Noel Godfrey GOLLEDGE


Noel Godfrey GOLLEDGE

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  5875

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed  27 October 1947

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed  3 August 1964

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed  29 August 1974

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed ? ? 1979

Chief Inspector – appointed  31 December 1982

Final Rank = Chief Inspector

Stations?, Harden ( Cst 1/c ), North District ( Sgt ) OIC – PCYC ( Police & Citizen Youth Club ) Tamworth, Tamworth Police Stn ( Sgt 2/C ),

18 Division – Sgt – ( Parramatta ), Granville ( 1974/75 ), 36 Division – Insp 3/C – ( Katoomba ), 23 Division 1981 – 82 ( Penrith )

Service:  From ? Pre October 1947? ?  to ? ? ?? years Service

Awards: National Medal – granted 29 June 1984 ( C/Insp )

BornSunday  17 January 1926

Died on:  Tuesday  23 July 2019

Age:  93y 6m 6d

Cause: ?

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: ? ? ?

Funeral location: ?

Memorial Service:  Cootamundra Ex-Serviceman’s Club, Parker St, Cootamundra, NSW

Memorial Date:  Tuesday  30 July 2019 @ 1.30pm

Wake location: A/A

Funeral Parlour: Smith & Rinkin, Cootamundra 02 69421028

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

Noel Godfrey GOLLEDGE


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



May they forever Rest In Peace


Col Colman Thank you Noel Golledge for your fine and dedicated Service to your Community, and to the New a South Wales Police Force. You really did make a difference.
Special thank you for your assistance in assisting the Police Academy in supporting the production of the Police training film In the early 1980’s ” Fatal Accident Investigation” within the Penrith District. and also arranging a training week at Penrith Police Station for Academy Trainees during a week long train strike, with the assistance of Sergeant Tom Tilbrook.
Thank you Sir for your interest in the Training of young Police. Rest in Peace.


Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 24 January 1958 (No.11), page 145


THE undermentioned member of the Police Force to exercise, within the Licensing District preceding his name, the authority conferred by section 63, subsection 1, of the Liquor Act, 1912 1954, from the date specified, viz.:—

Young.— Constable 1st Class Noel Godfrey Golledge, stationed at Harden, vice Senior Constable John Richard Cavanagh,— from 18th December, 1957.

J. J. CAHILL, Premier.

24 Jan 1958 – APPOINTMENTS. – Trove



There is mention that Noel wore an Army Combat Badge above his ribbons on his Police Uniform.  The only possible reference I can find, at this time, is:  On the WWII Roll – there is a Godfrey Noel GOLLEDGE, born 2 April 1924, who enlisted in the Army ( NX190850 (N440328)) on 7 May 1942 at Walcha, NSW and was Discharged on 7 March 1947.  He nominated his NOK as Edward GOLLEDGE.

Did Noel lie about his age to join the Army?  If so, he would of only have been 14 at the time.

The above Family Tree link shows that Noel Godfrey GOLLEDGE was one of 9 children to Edwin GOLLEDGE, Born & Died in Walcha, NSW. B: 1886 D: 1960 and wife Mary Isobel KEIGHTLEY Born & Died in Walcha, NSW. B: 1893 D: 1959.


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GOLLEDGE, Noel Godfrey
Passed away 23rd July 2019
Husband of Teresa (dec) and Jo (dec).
Loved father and father-in-law of Ian & Aldene, Bruce & Lyn, Ross & Audrey, Janet & Glen.
Devoted Grandfather and Great grandfather.
Aged 93 years.
Accredited Funeral Directors (Bruce Smith JP Manager)
57 Murray Street Cootamundra Ph: 02 6942 1028
July 31, 2019
Treasure of a man to our society. Treasured by all who encountered him. A leader beyond his time; Noel was a gentleman and a gentle man whose kindness, devotion and love could never be surpassed. We all love you Uncle Noel and always will.

Published in The Northern Daily Leader on July 26, 2019




3 thoughts on “Noel Godfrey GOLLEDGE

  • Barry Talbot

    Noel will be sadly missed by all those that were fortunate to have known him. I first became acquainted with Noel nearly 60 years ago when he was stationed at Tamworth He was attached to the “Boys Club” now the PCYC. As he progressed through the ranks, he was highly regarded and respected by both members of the Police and the public alike. He was loyal, dedicated and diligent; was always ready and willing to provide assistance, support and understanding to those in need.

    May you rest in peace.


  • Steve Pearson

    Noel was my boss at Penrith in the 1980s. Both he and the late Keith Morrison were two of the best bosses you could ever work for there. I ended up with the rather honoured task of being ‘Nighto Driver’ for both of them for a couple of years, and during that time both related some horrific stories of their war service in New Guinea. Noel especially told me a lot of things he said he hadn’t spoken to anyone about for over 40 years. Needless to say, the atrocities he witnessed by the Japanese had a deep and lasting impact on him. So much so, that when he was OIC at Penrith he refused to entertain a visiting delegation of senior Japanese police officers. He simply went home for the day – sick. Total respect for that man’s principles. He was a born leader and earned the respect of everybody with whom he came into contact – cops and crims alike. Rest in peace old mate. Thank you for your service – in both fields of ‘war’ – in the jungles and on the street.

  • RIP. I remember Noel from when I grew up in Harden.


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