Oscar Manning PAFF


Oscar Manning PAFF

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

It is most probable that C.N. PAFF ( Mentioned in a below article re the death & Will of Charles PAFF, maybe a ‘brother’ to Oscar PAFF. )

( C.N. PAFF – in the article = Charles Neville PAFF )

C.N. PAFF, DOB: 25 June 1930.  NSWPF # 6961, ProCst 2 April 1951 & Sgt 2/c on 1 October 1967 – working in the North District ( 1967 )


NSW  Police Training College – Penrith  Class #  Unknown ( prior to Class 001 from March 1947 )


New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  4790


Rank:  Commenced Training at Penrith Police Training College on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 19 November 1945

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 26 June 1966

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 31 March 1970

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1974

Inspector 2nd Class – appointed 3 June 1976

Inspector 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Inspector – appointed 14 April 1978

Final Rank =  Senior Inspector


Stations?, Broken Hill, Cowra ( 1946 ), White Cliffs ( Constable )( 1948 ), Menindee ( Constable )( 1949 ), Spring Hill ( Constable )( 1955 ), Casino ( Sgt 3/c )( 1962, 1963, 1965 ), North East District ( 1969 ), ?, Bourke ( Inspector)( 1973, 1974, 1975 ), Gosford ( Senior Inspector )( 1978 ), OIC – Regent St Police Station – Retirement

Service:  From ? ?Pre November 1945 ?   to   12 July 1981  =  35+ years Service




A.I.F.                           Special Forces

World War II


Enlisted:                     On 7 May 1941

Service #                    NX7122



Next of kin:                Charlie PAFF – Father

Religion:                     C of E

Single / Married:      Single

Returned to Australia: ?

Date of Discharge:    30 October 1944

Posting at Discharge:

WWII Honours & Gallantry: None for display


Occupation upon joining:  Farm Hand

War Service In Au:

Active Service outside Au:   783 days

Active Service in Au:            372 days  ( Total of 1273 days in Service

Description:    Med Complexion, 6′ 1.5″ tall, Brown hair, Hazel eyes.  Scar below the left knee.

Seems that old Oscar might have ‘fibbed’ a little to get into the A.I.F.

His True Date of Birth is 13 July 1922 but he told the Recruitment Officer that he was born on the 15 March 1920 giving him a ‘false’ age of 24 instead of 21 for some unknown reason.

At the time of Enlistment – with his True DoB – he was 21 years, 9 months & 24 days old.

At the time of Enlistment – with the False DoB – he would appear as 24 years, 1 month & 22 days.




Police Awards: No Find On Australian Honours system


Born:  Thursday  13 July 1922

Died on:  Wednesday  26 August 2020 

Age:  98 years, 1 month, 13 days 


Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Monday  31 August 2020 @ 12.30pm 

Funeral locationPettigrew Family Funerals, 444 Pacific Hwy, Belmont, NSW

Funeral Live Feed link can be found HERE  

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( 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: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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



OSCAR is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED



May they forever Rest In Peace




Australian Police YouTube Channel


The Manning River Times & Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of NSW

Wednesday  27 November 1946



At the wedding reception of Miss Alma Burnett, and Mr. Oscar Paff, on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5th, the wedding cake was cut with a Samurai sword, which the bride’s brother, Mr. Max Burnett (ex-RAAF) had brought back with him from New Britain.

Alma is the second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Burnett, of Macquarie St., Cowra, and the groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Paff, of Krambach.

The ceremony was performed at St. John’s Church of England, by the Ven. Archdeacon Mirrington.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a white gown of self patterned heavy cloque crepe, featuring a heart shaped neckline, ruffled bodice and sleeves, with a very full skirt, ending in a train.

Her tulle brocaded veil which was loaned to her for the occasion, was held in place with a halo of white camellias. She carried a shower bouquet of arum lilies and freezias.

Her two sisters, Mrs. V. Cooke, of Bathurst, and Mrs. B. Rodwell, of Cowra, were matrons of honor.

The former was dressed in a blue crepe gown, the skirt of which was very full. She added a shoulder length veil, held in position with a curvette of roses, and carried a bouquet of roses, ranunculus and mignonette.

The latter wore a dusty pink crepe frock with cape sleeves and a full le plum and skirt. Her matching shoulder veil was held in place with a curvette of sweet peas and carnations. She chose similar flowers for her bouquet.

The only jewellery worn by the bride was a string of pearls, while the attendants wore pendants with matching ear-rings.

Mr. Max Burnett, brother of the bride, carried out the duties of best man, and Mr. Vic Cooke, the bride’s brother-in-law, was groomsman.

A reception was held at the Lyric Hall, where the guests were received by Mrs. Burnett, who was dressed in black, with a shoulder spray of tiger lilies. She was assisted by Mrs. Paff, who was also in black relieved with pink.

Chairman at the breakfast was Mr. Hoodless, uncle of the bride. The three-decker wedding cake was made and decorated by Mr. Doug Jackson.

Soloist at the wedding was Miss Beryl Thomas, who sang ‘I’ll Walk Beside You.’

An amusing feature at the wedding was that Constable Jim Imber, friend of the groom, who was in the vicinity when the bride’s bouquet was being thrown, caught the bouquet.

The honeymoon is being spent on the North Coast.

Their future home will be at Cowra, where the groom is a member of the Cowra Police Force.

Among the guests at the wedding of Miss Alma Burnett and Mr. Oscar Paff were Mr. and Mrs. Hoodless, of Ginjelli; Mr. and Mrs. Con’n. of Hill End; Mrs. Paff and Miss Coral Paff, of Taree; Mrs. Kimm, of Hill End; and Mr. Kevin Rodwell, of Parkes. — ‘Cowra Guardian.’




Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957),

Friday 23 September 1955, page 5

Constable has to pay £200

SYDNEY, Thursday: An Orange District Court jury tonight awarded a man £200 damages against a Spring Hill police constable, Oscar Manning Paff, for assault.

The man, Brian Vincent Melville, 34, of Orange, sued Paff for damages, alleging that Paff had punched and kicked him on February 6.

He said he spent five days in hospital and five weeks at home recovering from his injuries.

Paff told the Court that Melville was drunk, and injured himself when he fell on the road after throwing a punch.




Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 30 September 1966 (No.105), page 4083

IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction. —Re will of CHARLES PAFF, late of Taree, in the State of New South Wales, retired farmer, deceased. — Probate granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 26th August, 1966.—Pursuant to the Wills, Probate and Administration Act, 1898-1954, Testator’s Family Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act, 1916-1954, and Trustee Act, 1925-1942, Oscar Manning Paff and Charles Neville Paff, the executors of the will of the said Charles Paff, who died on 28th March, 1966, hereby give notice that creditors and others having any claim against or to the estate of the said deceased, are required to send particulars of their claims to the said executors in care of the undersigned at their office hereunder mentioned on or before the 7th December, 1966, at the expiration of which time the said executors will distribute the assets of the said deceased to the persons entitled, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice.— Dated the 27th day of September, 1966 BUTTERWORTH, COWAN, DOUGLASS & CARNEY, Proctors for the Executors, Temple Chambers, Victoria Street, Taree. By their Agents: T. G. D. Marshall, Landers & Co., Solicitors, 251-253 George Street, Sydney. 8696—$3.25



Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF

Oscar Manning PAFF


Oscar Manning PAFF





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