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William Leslie McDONNELL

William Leslie McDONNELL

AKA William McDONNELL, Bill McDONNELL

Late of Vincentia, NSW

 

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:    ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class # “possibly” 058

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  9174

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Tuesday 7 October 1958 ( aged 21 years, 2 months, 11 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 17 November 1958 ( aged 21 years, 3 months, 22 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 17 November 1964

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 17 November 1968

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1974

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 31 March 1984

Inspector – appointed 28 January 1987

 

Final Rank: = Detective Inspector

 

Stations?, Region South Major Investigation – Retirement

  

Service: From  7 October 1958   to  30 December 1989  = 31 years, 2 months, 23 days Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 52 years, 5 months, 4 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 32 years, 8 months, 27 days

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 22 August 1980 ( Det Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( Det Insp )

 

 Born: Monday 26 July 1937

Died on:  Monday 26 September 2022

Age:  85 years, 2 months, 0 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  29 September 2022 @ ? ( Police Remembrance Day )

Funeral location? TBA 

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Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( October 2022 )

 

 

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


 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

May they forever Rest In Peace

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Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 13 February 1987 (No.33), page 716

NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE

Commissioned Officer Appointments

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the undermentioned Commissioned Officer appointments, effective from the dates indicated:

Detective Inspector, Officer-in-Charge, Motor Squad, Criminal Investigation Branch – Detective Sergeant First-class William Leslie McDonnell, date of entry on duty.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231490280


 

It is believed that this is the same Billy McDONNELL who won the middleweight boxing championship of Australia – twice ( 1955 & 1957 ).

His brother, Don McDONNELL, boxed at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.


 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

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Cal
6 October 2022