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Robert Andries DEWIT


Robert Andries DEWIT

AKA Rob DEWIT, Robbie DEWIT   

* Nickname:  ?

Formerly of Coffs Harbour, Narrabri, Dubbo & Gunnedah, NSW.  Late of Gold Coast, Qld


Relations in ‘the job’:  Nil

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  239 ( PREP )


New South Wales Police Force


ProCst # 60897

Regd. #  26476

Uniform # 10810


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Sunday 30 October 1988 ( aged 26 years, 4 months, 16 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Friday 28 April 1989 ( aged 26 years, 10 months, 14 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank: = Senior Constable  ( Acting Sgt )


Stations?, Dubbo, Barwon LAC, Narrabri, Coffs Harbour


Time employed ( Paid ) with NSW Police:  From:  30 October 1988   to  30 April 2009 = 20 years, 6 months, 0 days

Service ( From Training Date ) period: From 30 October 1988     to    30 April 2009 = 20 years, 6 months, 0 days Service



Retirement / Leaving age: = 46 years, 10 months, 16 days

Time in Retirement from Police:  5 years, 6 months, 8 days


Awards:  No Find on the Australian Honours system – however:

National Police Medal – granted

NSW Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal – granted

Clasp to the NSW Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal – granted

National Police Service Medal – granted

Robert Andries DEWIT, Rob DEWIT

 Born: Thursday 14 June 1962

Died on:  Friday 7 November 2014

Age: 52 years, 4 months, 24 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?


Cause:  Cancer ( Liver )

Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?


Funeral date:  Monday 17 November 2014 @ 11am ( Qld time )

Funeral location:  Federation Chapel of ‘ A Gentle Touch Funerals ‘, 73 Railway St, Mudgeeraba, Qld




Wake location:  Mudgeeraba Bowls Club, Qld

Wake date???



Funeral Parlour: ?


Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2024 )




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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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With regret I advise the death of Robert Andries DEWIT, 52 old, former Regd. No. 26476, non RPA member of Mudgeeraba, QLD.  Late of Gold Coast, Qld.  Formerly of Coffs Harbour, Narrabri, Dubbo & Gunnedah, NSW.

Robert passed away on 07/11/2014 and his funeral has been held.


Robert DEWIT, “Rob” “Robbie”
Late of Gold Coast, formerly of Coffs Harbour,
Narrabri, Dubbo and Gunnedah NSW,

Passed away peacefully on the 7th November, 2014.
After succumbing to liver cancer.
He was 52 years of age

Cherished husband of Jane,
Dearly loved father of Ashleigh, Sarah and Hannah.

Family, friends and Police Colleagues
Are respectfully invited to attend Rob’s funeral service to be held
In the Federation Chapel of “A Gentle Touch Funerals”
73 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba on Monday 17th November, 2014
Commencing at 11am Qld time (12 noon NSW)

The family request that anyone wishing to Attend Rob’s funeral please acknowledge your Attendance by commenting to this post to assist us with Seating and catering.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank those who have been following Rob’s journey and for the support and encouragement you have given him during the past year.

Rob remained optimistic and forever positive right until the very end and he remained encouraged that his approach and choice to treat his cancer using natural remedies, good nutrition, clean, organic produce and water still provided the best course of treatment.

He will be sadly missed

“You Are Strong, You Are Loved”

Robert Andries DEWIT, Rob DEWIT

Robert Andries DEWIT
Robert Andries DEWIT


Robert Andries DEWIT

Robert Andries DEWIT, Rob DEWIT

Robert Andries DEWIT, Rob DEWIT



* Story behind any Nickname:



Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.



18 November 2014

Updated: 19 November 2019

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Updated: 31 Jan 2024 with additional info & photos from Ashley ( daughter )



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