Robert William WHITE
aka Whitey, Bob, Bobby, Budgie
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 12534
Redfern Police Academy Class 110
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 20 February 1967 ( aged 26 years, 4 months, 11 days )
Probationary Constable – appointed 3 April 1967 ( aged 26 years, 5 months, 25 days )
Constable – appointed 3 April 1968
In the 1989 Police ‘Stud Book’ he is still recorded as a Constable.
Retired 2 November 1995 with the rank of Senior Constable.
Stations: Petersham, then full time with NSW Police Concert Band as a trumpet and coronet player – Stationed at Redfern Police Academy ( part of 20 Division ), also taught trumpet and music at the Leichhardt Police Boys Club
Service: From 20 February 1967 to 2 November 1995 = 28 years, 8 months, 13 days Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = 55 years, 0 months, 24 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 1 year, 4 months, 2 days
Awards: National Medal – granted 22 April 1983 ( Constable )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 30 April 1993 ( Constable )
Born: Wednesday 9 October 1940
Died on: Tuesday 4 March 1997 at home in Kincumber
Age: 56 years, 4 months, 23 days
Cause: Cancer – bowel
Funeral date: ? March 1997
Funeral location: Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park,
Central Coast, New South Wales.
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial at: ?
ROBERT is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Before that Whitey was stationed at Petersham where I think he was when he joined. He did three periods a week teaching music at a PCYC. Whitey was at Leichhardt.
He was still with the Police band when he died of bowel cancer.
He was a funny bugger, he turned 50 and seemed to give it up. Always saying “not bad for an old bugger”. The word was if he had had periodical check ups he would still be alive today.
So to sum up he was only stationed at Petersham police station then full time band at the Police Barracks at Redfern.
Hope that helps