Robert John SCHMIDT

Robert John SCHMIDT

AKA  BOB & ‘The Spy’
Late of Lankeys Creek, NSW

NSW Police Cadet # 1674

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  97 or 98

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10902

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced on Monday 29 May 1961 ( aged 16 years, 4 months, 11 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 18 January 1964 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )

Constable – appointed 18 January 1965

Constable 1st Class – appointed 18 January 1969

Senior Constable – appointed 18 January 1973

Final Rank = Senior Constable


Stations?, Southern District, Cootamundra, Albury HWP ( 1970’s – 80’s ) , Albury – Retirement


ServiceFrom 29 May 1961 to  13 August 1985 =  24 years, 2 months, 15 days Service

Age at Retirement: 40 years, 6 months, 26 days

Time in Retirement: 33 years, 8 months, 8 days


Awards:   National Medal – granted 1 September 1982 ( SenCst )


Born:   Thursday  18 January 1945

Died on:   Sunday 21 April 2019 ( NSWPF says 24 April )

Age:  74 years, 3 months, 3 days

Cause:   ?

Event location:  Holbrook Hospital, NSW

Event date:   ?


Funeral date:   Wednesday  1 May 2019 @ 2pm  ( graveside funeral )

Funeral location:   Walla Walla Cemetery, Walla Cemetery Rd, Walla Walla, NSW

* In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Holbrook Hospital. Envelopes available at the Cemetery.

Wake location:  Twin City Bowman club, Albury, NSW

Funeral Parlour:  Lester & Son Funerals, Albury, 6040 5066


Buried at:  Walla Walla Cemetery, Walla Cemetery Rd, Walla Walla, NSW

 Memorial located at:   ?


Robert John SCHMIDT
Robert John SCHMIDT


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


 Funeral location



May they forever Rest In Peace

SCHMIDT Robert John (Bob)

18.1.45 – 21.4.19

Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Holbrook Hospital.

Loving partner of Helen Coggan.
Father and father-in-law of Michelle and Mick, Brad and Sarah, Christine and Nick.

Grandfather of Cadien, Finn, Connor, Amy, Jeremy, Aaron and Timothy.

Taken too soon

Published in The Border Mail on Apr. 27, 2019


April 28, 2019
Lots of good memories of times together.
Taken too soon, peacefully sleeping free from pain.
Helen xo
May 1, 2019
Schmidt Robert (Bob) Deepest sympathy to our Sister and Auntie Helen, Bobs children, grandchildren and family.
We will all miss Bobs many stories and will have a glass of red for him. Always remembered fondly.

From the Maras families.



Bob had the NSW Personal number plates  SPY-111 for his vehicle.

Just been looking at some old Police photos I have from Albury days. These two photos would have been taken in the late 70’s of the Albury District SWOS at the time. I recall some of the names, Graham (Squizzy) Taylor who is now deceased, Terry Frazer, Bill Drummond, Col Harrington, Bob Schmidt and possibly Craig Whitmore (although not certain if it is Craig) The two guys at front in the bigger group photo and the guy in uniform I am not sure of. I think Bob Schmidt and Bill (bulldog) Drummond are still around Albury. Not sure of the others. Remington 370 pump action 12 gauge shotguns. Certainly better than the old 38 Smith & Wesson in dangerous situations.