Robert John RODGERS
Late of 1 Ashburner St, Manly
” The last Mounted Policeman attached to the Metropolitan Force “
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ‘ Q ‘ 4667
For the purposes of this website ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )
Rank: Mounted Constable – appointed 20 March 1884
Mounted Senior Sergeant – appointed February 1909
Stations: ?, ‘possibly’ Kogarah ( SenCon ), Manly ( Sgt )
Service: From 20 March 1884 to ? ? ? = 30 years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: ? ? 1860, England
Died on: Tuesday 5 January 1915
Event location: Manly
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Buried at: Manly Cemetery, Harland St, Manly
Grave location: Section U, Plot # 299
GPS of Grave: -33.7919622858797, 151.271380220762
Memorial location: ?
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Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW : 1910 – 1916), Friday 8 January 1915, page 1
The death occurred at Manly of ex Sergeant Robert John Rodgers, who recently retired from the police force owing to ill-health.
He bad been in the service 30 years, and was the last mounted man attached to the Metropolitan Force.
Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931), Wednesday 20 January 1909, page 7
The following promotions for the metropolitan police district have been approved by the Inspector-General of Police, to take effect from 1st proximo:- Sergeant Robert J. Rodgers, to be Senior-Sergeant : Senior-constable Thomas Mankey to be Sergeant : Constable Robert Reed to be senior-constable.
NSW Government Gazette ( Sydney ) Tuesday 25 October 1898 page 8441
Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), Saturday 30 April 1898, page 12
The following notifications appear in the “Government Gazette” issued yesterday: —
Senior-constable Robert John Rodgers, of Kogarah, to be sub-Inspector under the Licensing Acts, 1882 – 83, for the metropolitan licensing district, to take effect from the date of commencing duty.