Roy Francis De Coque

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  18403

Academy # 92534

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 11 December 1978

Sergeant – suicide

Stations:  Police Mounted Unit, Redfern

Service:   From  ? ? ? pre 11 December 1978   to   9 October 1996 = approximately 17+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 2 February 1995

Born 3 October 1952  ( http://www.interment.net/data/aus/qld/cooloola/cooloola_coast/cooloola.htm )

Died9 October 1996 ( https://www.heavenaddress.com/restingplace/castlebrookmemorialpark/roy-francis-de-coque/21605 )

Age 44

Cause:  Illness – Suicide by firearm ( Service Revolver ) in Change Room of Mounted Unit, Redfern

On Duty / Off Duty?

Funeral? date

Funeral location: Castlebrook Lawn Cemetery,

Old Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill, NSW.

Grave site: Cremated at Castlebrook and Ashes collected by family.

Memorial location:   Cooloola Coast Cemetery, Rainbow Beach Road, Cooloola Cove, Qld.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS SOUGHT ABOUT THIS DEATH.

Roy is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

Roy on an ANZAC Day. He was walking with the lead horse

Roy on an ANZAC Day. He was walking with the lead horse

Roy at Beef Week in Casino.

Roy ( centre ) at Beef Week in Casino, NSW.

 

Cooloola Coast Cemetery, Rainbow Beach Road, Cooloola Cove, Qld.

Cooloola Coast Cemetery, Rainbow Beach Road, Cooloola Cove, Qld.

 

 

A Day to Remember ( 1983 )

48 minute documentary Written by Michael Daley, Produced by Bruce Buchanan and Production company is ABC.

SYNOPSIS:

Anzac Day, 1983, from dawn to dusk. The coverage includes the Women Against Rape demonstration, and personalities involved are Sir James Rowland, Governor of NSW; the men of the Australian Army’s 8th Division; Gallipoli survivor Charles Bingham; Paul Smith, RSL Chief Marshall of the march; a Legacy family; and Roy de Coque of the NSW Police Academy, with his horse, Dandy.

GENRE:

Cultures – Australian, War

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/find-a-film/detail.aspx?tid=9733

 

Roy liked Triumph motorcycle and he also enjoyed Blues Music.

 

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