Richard Lawrence DOUST

Richard Lawrence DOUST

AKA Dickie DOUST, Richie DOUST   

Late of Dorrigo, Badgerys Creek, Pennant Hills, Port Stephens, Fingal Bay, NSW 


May be related: to B.C. DOUST b: 031033, NSWPF # 7881

J.R. DOUST, b: 1936 NSWPF # 9403


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  – Class # 092 – 099 


NSW Police Cadet # 1779


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  11083  


Service:  From Monday 13 August 1962   to   ? ? 1999?  =  37 years Service 


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 13 August 1962 ( aged 17 years, 0 months, 27 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 17 July 1964 ( aged 19 years )

Constable – appointed 17 July 1965

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed 17 July 1973  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 29 March 1980

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 22 July 1986

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 


Final Rank =  Inspector 


Stations:  Manly ( ProCst ), West District ( 1965 ), North Sydney – Special Traffic Control ( STP )( 1965 ),  Bathurst HWP ( ? – 1968 ), North Sydney STP ( 1968 –  ), Hornsby, Redfern ( Breath Analysis Section – BAS )( 7 Division ), Boolaroo Police Stn – ( Newcastle )( OIC of BAS )( 1982 ),


Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?


Awards:  National Medal – granted 2 March 1981 ( Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 17 March 1989 ( Sgt )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 May 1999 ( Former Sgt )


 Born:  Tuesday 17 July 1945 in Dorrigo, NSW

Died on:  Thursday 28 October 2021

Age:  76 years, 3 months, 11 days


Cause:  Cancer – Non Hodgkins Lymphoma – Leukaemia

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Monday 8 November 2021 @ 10.30am

Funeral location45 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, NSW  02 40581960


( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: France Family Funerals, 45 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, NSW

Buried at: ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( November 2021 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace




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Christine Shipton
33 minutes ago
Sending all my love to all the family. The memories we shared will never be forgotten. Will never forget the party at the West’s seeing him dressed up as a bikie with Leonie and how much he loved that Harley. I’ll always remember his gentleness and compassion. He was a very special and influential man. Thoughts are with you all and all the grandchildren.
Andy Southall
3 hours ago
Knew Richard ( Dickie ) from the time he joined the Police Cadets in 1962. Great mates during those wonderful days. We rowed in the re formed Police rowing team together with the likes of Glen Deholm and Bob Worland.
Dick and I went to Adelaide together in early 1966 on a camping trip visiting a number of ‘old’ former cadets along the way at various Police Stations in regional NSW. Lost contact unfortunately when I went to the bush that same year.
RIP mate and condolences to all the Doust family.
Rod & Ruth Holmes nee Christian
10 hours ago
What a beautiful service for Richard. So pleased we could be part of it from the rolling hills of Dorrigo where he was born.
Richard’s Mum Glad Lawrence & my mother Ida Pullen, from Sydney went to Dorrigo in 1937 and met these two Dorrigo Dairy farmers. Glad married Albert Doust a 2nd cousin of my mothers. From that time our families have been close & would catch up at family gatherings over the years. It was great growing up with Richard, Margaret & Neroli in Dorrigo and more recently catching up with them at Nelson Bay at a fabulous dinner party with Geoff & Judy Washington in February. Our thoughts are with you all. A wonderful Celebration of Richard ‘s life.
Denis and Wendy Sharpe
11 hours ago
A beautiful life…how blessed are you all
David and Dianne Waterhouse
11 hours ago
Love and condolences to all the family. May Richard rest in peace
Jeni Ayres
11 hours ago
That was a beautiful service to farewell Uncle Richie. Thank you for sharing. All my love to the family, especially Leonie, Margaret, Neroli, Penny, Elisa, Melinda and Andrew.
Steph Williams
12 hours ago
Sending love to you all during this very difficult time.
Richard was such a lovely man, who will be sorely missed. Many happy memories of our families together. Thank you for being such a dear friend to my Mum and Dad. Such great times you had travelling the world together! Lots of love to you Leonie, Penny, Mel, Elissa, Andrew and all your families xxx
13 hours ago
So sad to hear of Richards passing.  We spent many good times together on highway patrol duties at Bathurst in the 1960s. May god be with you and family on this sad occasion.
Vanessa and Mark Orton
14 hours ago
Much love and strength to all of Richard’s family today for what will be a wonderful celebration of his life. Take care of each other, finding peace in all of your memories.
Michael H
a day ago
Rest In Peace dear friend. Sincere condolences to his family.





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9 November 2021