Raymond Thomas RICKWOOD

 Raymond Thomas RICKWOOD

AKA  The Claw, Rickets, Kerbside Motors,
Late of Pt Macquarie

NSW Redfern or Penrith Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  9836[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 31 October 1960

Constable 1st Class – appointed 31 October 1966

Senior Constable – appointed 31 October 1970

Sergeant – appointed 28 May 1979 ( 1989* Stud Book )

Sergeant – appointed 5 November 1985 ( 1988* Stud Book )

* seems a bit back to front for some, unknown, reason

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, North Sydney S.T.P. / H.W.P. ( 1980’S ), Frenchs Forest, Manly, Kings Cross,

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre 31 Oct 1960?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( SenSgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( SenSgt )

* According to the Commonwealth of Aust. Gazette, 11 Nov 1980, NSWPF – Sgt 3rd Class Raymond Thomas RICKWOOD was granted the National Medal on 11 November 1980

Born:   Tuesday 28 January 1936

Died on:   Thursday 9 May 2019

Age:  83

Cause:   Cancer – type?

Event location:  Home

Event date:  Saturday  11 May 2019

Funeral date:   ? ? ?TBA.  possibly private cremation.

Funeral location:   ?TBA

Wake location:  ?TBA

Funeral Parlour:  ?TBA

Buried at:   ?TBA

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

25 Feb 1985: Police At Kings Cross -- Sgt Ray Rickwood and Const Steve Colman, pictured walking the beat around Kings Cross. Pics show various sections of Kings Cross and also Macleay Street. Sgt Rickwood is the taller man.
25 Feb 1985:   Police At Kings Cross — Sgt Ray Rickwood and Const Steve Colman, pictured walking the beat around Kings Cross.  Pics show various sections of Kings Cross and also Macleay Street.  Sgt Rickwood is the taller man.

25 Feb 1985: Police At Kings Cross -- Sgt Ray Rickwood and Const Steve Colman, pictured walking the beat around Kings Cross. Pics show various sections of Kings Cross and also Macleay Street. Sgt Rickwood is the taller man.

 

[alert_yellow] The Claw is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

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 Funeral location TBA

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FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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The Claw has been described as a loveable bloke, who looked after his troops and had a great sense of humour.
He also lost his wife in recent years.

Hi Cal,

I am Ray’s daughter in-law Marian Rickwood. His Son’s Steve & Dave thank the Police for their acknowledgement of Ray’s passing. Unfortunately we can’t help with any of his service details but if you could please amend the date of death which was Thursday, 09/05/19. Also Ray did not have a son killed in a motor accident. Both his son’s are alive and well.

Ray was truly one of the most kind hearted and generous persons I have ever known who  touched so many people in their lives and the hearts with his generosity. A truly great man, gentle giant and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be missed enormously.

Many Thanks in advance.

Kind Regards,

Marian Rickwood


 

 

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Farewell Ray, a fantastic friend, entertaining neighbor, all round great guy.
Condolences to your other friends and family.
Rest in Peace mate…. Hasten the dawn….

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I worked with Ray at Frenchs Forest Highway Patrol for a number of years. A top bloke with whom I kept in contact with after I was transferred to Lismore in 1994. When he realised he was sick, myself and another mate, Phil Wickham, visited him at his home in Port Macquarie. He looked well then although he knew he was critically ill. We had lunch together and a beer or two. According to his son, Steve, he went downhill rapidly in the next week and passed away at home surrounded by family. Farewell mate, always remembered.