Robert Edward Michael LYNCH
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
Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident – Police Motor cycle – Rider
Event location: Wakehurst 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.
Funeral location: TBA
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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.