Robert John FLAVEL
AKA Pinhead, Pin
Late of Tullamore, NSW
NSW Police Cadet # 2830
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # “possibly” 143 ?
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # NIL
Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced Monday 1 May 1972
Final Rank = Police Cadet
Stations: NSW Police Academy – Redfern
Service: From 1 May 1972 to 24 September 1973 = 16 Months Service
Awards: Nil recorded on Australian Honours
Born: Wednesday 15 June 1955
Died on: Monday 24 September 1973 about 1.30am – Orange Base Hospital, NSW ( Headstone has incorrect date upon it )
Age: 18 yrs 3 mths 8 days
Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver
Event location: ?, Blayney, NSW
Event date: Sunday 23 September 1973 about 2.10pm
Funeral date: 2 October 1973 @ 11am
Funeral location: Tullamore Presbyterian Church
Wake location: Tullamore Hotel
Funeral Parlour: Cocks & Sons, Parkes, NSW
There were approx. 150 Police in Tullamore for the funeral (a town of 250 at the time)…. Police were billeted out to residents of the town to stay the night…. every house had a copper in it.
Buried at: Tullamore General Cemetery, The Bogan Way, Tullamore NSW 2874
Memorial located at: ?
Estimated Grave Location: GPS: Lat: -32.607551371058676 Long: 147.5702006622795
ROBERT is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
Estimated Grave Location:
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
From Alan Flavel 7 March 2020:
My eldest brother was driving, they were returning to Sydney for Robert to start back at the Academy on the Monday.
Our Grandmother was in hospital in Cowra, and Robert wanted to see her on the way back to Sydney, which they did. As they were coming into Blayney on the return to Sydney, a car lost control on a bend and was sideways down the road, this was about 1410 and a School Bus was letting children off on the side of the road…they had the choice to swerve and hit the bus full of kids…or take the impact of the out of control car head-on…. which is what they say Robert demanded, Robert assisted post-accident in helping both vehicles before collapsing on the roadway and never regaining consciousness…. Robert was pronounced dead in Orange Base Hospital approx. 0130 on Monday 24th September.