Noel John THURGOOD

New South Wales Police Force

Started NSW Police Cadets on 14 January 1952

Cadet # 0976

Regd. #  7898

Rank: Police Cadet – commenced 14 January 1952

Probationary Constable – appointed 13 December 1954

Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 December 1960

Senior Constable – appointed 13 December 1965

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1970

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 13 January 1978 –

Retirement – Medical discharged on 17 June 1983

Stations: As a Cadet:  M.O. Unit ( Method of Operation ) – January 1952,

Maroubra ( 15 Division ) May 1952,

Traffic Branch – December 1952,

Parramatta ( 18 Division ) February 1953,

Liverpool ( 22 Division ) June 1953,

Burwood ( 9 Division ) November 1953,

Liverpool ( 22 Division ) June 1954

Sworn in and stationed at:  Regent St ( 2 Division ) December 1954,

Metro Supt. Office ( 20 Division ) July 1956,

Liverpool ( 22 Division GD’s ) January 1957,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Inspectors Clerk ) February 1958,

Liverpool ( 22 Division GD’s )  December 1960,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Outfit Cyclist ) November 1961,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Licencing ) December 1961,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Licencing Sgt ) September 1970,

Campbelltown ( 35 Division – Licencing Sgt ) May 1974,

Redfern ( 7 Division GD’s ) October 1975,

Fairfield ( 34 Division GD’s ) April 1978 until retirement on 17 June 1983

ServiceFrom  14 January 1952  to  17 June 1983 = 31+ years Service

AwardsPolice Long Service and Good Conduct Medal – granted on 1 June 1977

Born:  25 November 1935 @ Kempsey NSW

Died on:  25 November 1985 – England

Cause:  Heart attack

Age:  50 years

Funeral date:

Funeral location:

Buried at:  Cremated

Memorial:  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, NSW, OPPOSITE THE CAFE’

NOEL is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
  * Not work related

 

2010-04373

THURGOOD, NOEL JOHN 25.11.1935 - 25.11.1985 Loving husband of Grace, Father of Susan, Father-in-law of Stephen. Words can not express our love for you. Safe in the arms of god until we meet again. 2010-04375

 

 

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2010

I FOUND THIS NAME PLATE IN THE GARDENS OF THE FUNERAL HOME AT LEPPINGTON, ON CAMDEN VALLEY WAY.  THE MEMORIAL IS OPPOSITE THE CAFE’.

NOEL THURGOOD WAS A SGT 2nd Class AT FAIRFIELD IN THE LATE 1970’s.

…….

I EVENTUALLY LOOKED UP THE PHONE BOOK AND FOUND THE WIFE OF NOEL THURGOOD, Grace, WHO TOLD ME THAT IT WAS, IN FACT, OUR NOEL THURGOOD AND THAT HE DIED ON HIS 50th BIRTHDAY.

NOEL AND HIS WIFE WERE VISITING FAMILY IN ENGLAND AND NOEL WAS IN THE LAUNDRY OF THE PREMISES THEY WERE VISITING WHEN HE COLLAPSED AND DIED.

I REMEMBER THAT NOEL HAD LIGHT BLUE EYES AND A STY OVER ONE OF HIS EYE LIDS.

HE WAS A NICE AND GENTLE MAN.

MAY HE FOREVER REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

 

Cal

 

 

 

 

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