James Thomas McCONVILLE

James Thomas McCONVILLE 


* Nickname: Mac

Late of Narrandera, NSW  


Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  / Police Training College – Penrith / Belmore Barracks  Class #  ? ? ? 


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. # Q 6708

For the purposes of this website ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1 March 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )


Rank:  Commenced Training at  ? Police Academy on Monday ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 10 April 1894 ( aged 22 – 23 )

Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )( 1907 )( 1911 )


Sworn as a Justice of the Peace ( JP ) at Bathurst on Tuesday 16 February 1938


Final Rank: =  ?


Stations?, Peak Hill, ?, Stuart Town – Resignation


Time employed with NSW Police:  From:  ? ? ?   to   ? ? ?? years,

Service: From  10 April 1894     to     ? ? 1911 – 1919?  ? years,  Service



Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system



 Born:   ? ? 1871 in Gunning, NSW

Died on:  Tuesday 11 August 1942

Age: 70 years, ? months, ? days

Organ Donor:  N/A



Event location:  Narrandera District Hospital, NSW

Event / Diagnosis date ?


Funeral date:  Wednesday 12 August 1942 during the afternoon

Funeral location:  Church of England portion of Narrandera cemetery, ?, NSW




Wake location???

Wake date???



Funeral Parlour:  Watkins Bros ( 1942 ) – most probably identical with Watkins Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons – 14 East St, Narrandera, NSW 02 69592062 ( 2023 )


Buried at: Narrandera Cemetery, CoE portion, Douglas St, Narrandera, NSW

Grave LocationSection:  Church of England B         Row:  11         Plot:  16

Grave GPS?,       ?


James Thomas McCONVILLE 01 - Grave - NSWPF - Died 11 August 1942
In Loving Memory of JAMES T. McCONVILLE. Died Aug.11th 1942. Aged 70 years.

James Thomas McCONVILLE 01 - Grave - NSWPF - Died 11 August 1942

James Thomas McCONVILLE 01 - Grave - NSWPF - Died 11 August 1942


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( October 2023 )



JAMES is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED





May they forever Rest In Peace



Australian Police YouTube Channel


Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 – 1953), Friday 14 August 1942, page 1


Mr. James Thomas McConville

The death occurred at the Narandera ( sic ) District Hospital on Tuesday last of Mr. James Thomas McConville, of Narandera, at the age of 70 years.

Mr McConville, who was a native of Gunning, joined the New South Wales railway service at an early age.

In the extensive retrenchments following the bank crash in 1893 Mr. McConville was one of those whose service were dispensed with.

He then joined the police force, and was stationed at various centres.

During his term in the force he displayed remarkable ability and tact, and was popular with all sections of the communities in which he resided.

While stationed at Stuart Town he resigned from the police force, and his departure from the district was marked by a popular farewell in which Mr McConville was made the recipient of a gold watch and chain, the chain being made from gold mined at Stuart Town.

He acquired the license of the Broadway Hotel, Junee, and remained there for a number of years. Later he took over the licence of an hotel at Boorowa, and resided in that town for several years.

Some years ago he came to Narandera, where he had since resided. He made many friends here, by whom he was held in high esteem. In his early days he was a noted amateur boxer, and gave promise of making a name for himself in this sphere. Other interests, however, claimed his attention, and he relinquished his activity in this direction. He was a keen follower of all types of sport, and derived a good deal of enjoyment from cricket, football, and other classes of sport.

Deceased is survived by two sons and four daughters. The sons are James ( RA.A.F., Sydney) and Charles (school teacher, Quirindi); while the daughters are Tot (Mrs. O. Belling, Sydney). Misses Bridget, Edna, and Norah (all of Sydney).

He is also survived by one brother, Mr. J. W. McConville of Narandera.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, when the remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the Narandera cemetery.

The bearers were Messrs. Charles and James McConville (sons), Thorpe McConville (nephew), and — Belling (grandson). The last mentioned has only recently returned from Port Moresby.

Messrs. Watkins Bros, had charge of the funeral arrangements.




Yass Tribune-Courier (NSW : 1929 – 1954), Thursday 20 August 1942, page 4


OBITUARY Mr. Jim McConville

Word has been received at Gunning of the death of one of its old and respected old-time citizens in the person of Mr. Jim McConville, which occurred at a private hospital at Narrandera on August 11.

The late Mr. McConville was a native of Gunning and received his early education at the Public School.

He was in the Police Force for some time. He was stationed at Peak Hill and later became a hotel proprietor.

At the Gunning Show he was a conspicuous visitor, making new friends and renewing old-time friendships.

He was the third son of the late Mrs. Rodrom and step-brother of Messrs. Joe and George Rodram, late of Gunning, and first cousin to Mrs. James Lyell, of Gunning.

His old-time friends will regret to learn of Mr. McConville’s death, as he was a man of sterling qualities and held in high esteem.

He is survived by five daughters, Tor (Mrs. Belling), Bid, Leila (Mrs. Fraser), Norah and Edna, and two sons, Charles and Jim.

The interment took place at Narrandera.




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27 October 2023