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Ronald John FOSTER


Ronald John FOSTER

aka  Ron Foster

Husband of Audrey FOSTER ( R.I.P. 2023 )


Redfern Police Academy Class # 063

New South Wales Police Force

Regd #  8235


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday  26 September 1955? ( 1 month, 12 days at the Academy )( aged 20 years, 7 months, 24 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 7 November 1955 ( aged 20 years, 9 months, 5 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 7 November 1966 ( South Coast District )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 March 1972

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 December 1978

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 13 November 1981

Inspector – appointed 20 August 1986

Chief Inspector – appointed 13 July 1988 – retirement


Stations ?, Shellharbour Police Stn ( Cst 1/c ), South Coast District ( 1966 ), ?, Port Kembla, ?, O.I.C. Cronulla ( Insp )( 1986 ), Division Commander – Warilla Patrol ( C/Insp.)( 1988 ) – Retirement


Service:   From  Monday  26 September 1955? to  ? ? ?  = ?? years Service


Awards:  No Find on It’s An Honour


Born:   Saturday  2 February 1935

Died on:   Tuesday  7 September 2004 – about 9pm

Cause of death:  Illness – Leukaemia – Cancer

Age:  69 years, 6 months, 18 days

Location:  at home surrounded by family


Funeral date:   Saturday  11 September 2004

Funeral location: TBA

Buried at: TBA

Memorial location: TBA


RON is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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Funeral locationTBA

Over the weeks leading up to Ron’s death, he sent out a message for all of his mates and friends to go and visit him at his home, with Audrey, at Albion Park.

Over the following weeks, many people turned up and had you not known that he was terminally ill with the Leukaemia, you just wouldn’t have thought he was sick.  He was constantly talking and laughing with his friends, but sadly, the energy burned out a little too much and he became very week and eventually succumbed to the Leukaemia and left us in very quick time.

Ron was a truly lovely bloke and boss and was a pleasure to work with or for.

May the old boy be up there and forever Rest In Peace.

Bob ' Lep ' Burrage # 10334 & Ron FOSTER # 8235 - Seven days before Ron's passing.
Bob ‘Lep’ BURRAGE # 10334 with Ron FOSTER # 8235 on Tuesday 31 August 2004 – one week before Ron passed away. Photo taken by Cal


Audrey & Ron FOSTER - Friday 6 September 1985 - Warilla Police Social at Berrima Wool Shed, Berrima, NSW
Audrey & Ron FOSTER – Friday 6 September 1985 – Warilla Police Social at Berrima Wool Shed, Berrima, NSW      Photo taken by Cal


1968 – 1969

Parliament of NSW

Report of the Police Department



The facts, briefly, associated with acts of bravery performed by Police during the year 1967 are as set out hereunder.

8.   On 27th March, 1967, Senior-Constable Ronald John Foster and Constable Robert Edgar Layton rescued three youths from a cliff face at Macquarie Pass and recovered the body of a fourth who had suffered fatal injuries in a fall from the cliff.

annual_report_archive_1967-1 – document.pdf




Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 12 August 1988 (No.132), page 4257


Commissioned Officer Appointments

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the undermentioned Commissioned Officer appointments, effective from the dates indicated:

Inspector, Patrol Commander, Woy Woy

Senior Sergeant Raymond John Greentree, date of entry on duty.


Chief Inspector, Division Commander, Warilla Inspector Ronald John Foster, date of entry on duty.


Inspector, Patrol Commander, Wagga Wagga

Senior Sergeant Kevin Jack Wales, date of entry on duty.


Inspector, Patrol Commander, Mascot Sergeant Kevin Rafferty, date of entry on duty.


(6335) Minister for Police and Emergency Services.




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