Roy Francis De Coque
New South Wales Police Force
[alert_yellow]Regd. # 18403[/alert_yellow]
[alert_yellow]Academy # 92534[/alert_yellow]
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 )
Died: 9 October 1996 ( https://www.heavenaddress.com/restingplace/castlebrookmemorialpark/roy-francis-de-coque/21605 )
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.
[alert_red]Roy is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_red]
A Day to Remember ( 1983 )
48 minute documentary Written by Michael Daley, Produced by Bruce Buchanan and Production company is ABC.
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.
Cultures – Australian, War
Roy liked Triumph motorcycle and he also enjoyed Blues Music.