Robert Edward Michael LYNCH

AKA  BOBBY
Late of Palm Beach

NSW Police Cadet # 0891

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 534

Regd. #  7532

Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced 23 October 1950

Probationary Constable – appointed 4 March 1953

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1968

Final Rank = Sergeant

Stations: ?, North Sydney STP ( HWP ) – Death

Service: From 23 October 1950 to 22 March 1975 = 22+ years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  4 March 1934 – Annandale, SW

Died on:  Saturday  22 March 1975

Age:  41

Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident – Police Motor cycle – Rider

Event locationWakehurst Parkway

Event date:  22 March 1975

Funeral date:  Tuesday  25 March 1975 @ 1pm

Funeral location: Church of Our Lady of Dolour’s, Arthur St, Chatswood

Funeral Parlour: Thomas Dixon Pty Ltd, 249 Crown St, Darlinghurst

Buried at:  Cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium

Memorial:  Robert was a member of Whale Beach SLSC at the time and “The Big Swim” from Palm Beach to Whale Beach surf swim is named after him.

 

Senior Constable Robert Edward LYNCH<br />

Senior Constable Robert Edward LYNCH

ROBERT IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

 

Funeral location: TBA

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May they forever Rest In Peace

 

On 22 March, 1975 Sergeant Lynch was riding a police highway patrol solo motor cycle home at the completion of his shift. As he travelled along the Wakehurst Parkway he started to overtake another vehicle. The vehicle suddenly swerved to the right to avoid hitting a bandicoot and clipped Sergeant Lynch’s cycle. The cycle left the road and collided with a post. Sergeant Lynch was thrown off the cycle, sustaining severe injuries.

 

The sergeant was born in 1933 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 4 March, 1953. At the time of his death he was attached to the Highway Patrol.

 

Robert Edward Michael LYNCH ( although the M for Michael does NOT appear in the 1968 or 1969 Stud Books which is unusual ) was a Cadet # 0891 and joined the NSWPF Cadet system on the 23 October 1950. This would make Robert 16.5 years old when he joined the Cadets.

 

Robert Edward LYNCH obituary