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Robert William WHITE


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.


StationsPetersham, 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 William WHITE,  Robert WHITE,  Rob WHITE,  Bob WHITE,  Bobby WHITE,  Whitey,  Bob,  Bobby,  Budgie


ROBERT is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO





May they forever Rest In Peace


Ajax Bolt There was a Robert W White, born, 9/10/1940, registered no 12534, member of class 110, sworn in at Redfern on 3/4/1967. He joined the Police band very early in his career and was a trumpet player, he apparently worked in the corrective services band at some time. Could be the same person, hope this helps in some way.
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Cameron Bell  Yes that’s him. He played the cornet amongst others. He also played in the Police Bands Dance Band where only a select few top musicians would play. He was an excellent musician and I always remember the jokes he used to tell.
Cameron Bell Just trying to remember the year, but Mike Butcher took over conducting the band in 1972 and it was just after that the band went full time which would have been 1974/75.
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

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