Thomas Gordon REA

New South Wales Police

Regd. #  ?

Rank:  Detective Sergeant

Stations: ? , C.I.B. Vice Squad ( since 1947 ) – death

ServiceFrom about 11 July 1928  to 27 April 1954  =  26 years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s an Honour

Born? ? 1907

Died on:  Tuesday  27 April 1954

CauseIllness.

Event location:  “In a police car, Avoca St, Randwick”

Age: 47

Funeral date: Thursday  29 April 1954

Funeral location

Buried at: Eastern Suburbs Crematorium.  Jubilee Walls, B104

Thomas Gordon REA - NSWPF - Died 27 Apr 1954

THOMAS IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

 

Nothing is so far known of the death of Sergeant Rea, other than a brief article in the Sydney Morning Herald dated 28 April, 1954 which reported that “ Detective Sergeant Thomas Gordon Rea, 46, of the Vice Squad, collapsed and died on duty yesterday. Rea had been in the police force for 26 years and had been with the Vice Squad since 1947. His is survived by a widow and two daughters. ”

 

The sergeant apparently joined the New South Wales Police Force about 1928 and at the time of his death was attached to the Vice Squad, Sydney Criminal Investigation Bureau.

 

 

The Newcastle Sun     Wednesday 28 April 1954    p12

Detective’s Death

SYDNEY. — Det.-Sgt. Thomas Gordon Rea, 46, of the Vice Squad, collapsed and died on duty yesterday. He had been in the police force for 26 years and is survived by a widow and two daughters.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161610805

 

 

The Sydney Morning Herald    Wednesday  28 April 1954     p34

REA, Thomas Gordon – April 27 1954 of 41 Melody Street, Coogee, dearly beloved husband of Mona and loved father of Jill and Corrine.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18422766#

 

 

 

In 1930 – possibly lived in Balmain

In the 1932 Electoral Rolls, Thomas Gordon REA resided at 6 Tait St, Five Dock, District:  Martin, Sub District:  Abbotsford,  State:  NSW.  Occupation  Police Constable.

In the 1935 Electoral Rolls, Thomas Gordon REA resided at 18 Leige St, Five Dock, District:  Martin, Sub District:  Abbotsford,  State:  NSW.  Occupation  Police Constable.

Up until the 1949 Electoral Roll, he was still living in the same District – Martin but with no street address.

In the 1954 Electoral Roll he was living in the District of Kingsford Smith, Sub District:  Coogee West with no street address or occupation recorded.

NSW Police Gazettes:  Constable Thomas Gordon REA.  Event Type:  Police Business.  Publication date:  11 July 1928.  Page:  453

NSWBDM:  Birth:  No find in NSW.  No Marriage details located for Thomas & Mona.

Death:  7377/1954.  Father = David Nelson.  No mother details recorded.

 

 

 

The Sydney Morning Herald    Wednesday  13 August 1930     p10

DISTRICT COURT.

(Before Judge Thomson and a jury of four.)

ACTION AGAINST CONSTABLE

Henry v Rea

Alfred Henry, of Catherine-street, Leichhardt, sued Thomas Gordon Rea, of Macquarie-terrace, Birchgrove, for £400 damages. Plaintiff alleged that he was knocked down in Weston-road, Rozelle, on July 5, 1929, by a bicycle, negligently ridden by defendant, and received injuries. Defendant, who is a police constable, was riding behind a lorry as escort to a number of volunteer timber workers when the accident happened, it was stated. Defendant denied the allegation of negligence. The matter is part heard. Mr. Creer ( instructed by Mr. H. J. Bartier ) appeared for plaintiff, and defendant was represented by Mr. Hardwick ( instructed by Mr. J. V. Tillett, Crown Solicitor ).

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16682329

 

 

 

 

The Sydney Morning Herald    Thursday  14 August 1930     p6

DISTRICT COURT.

(Before Judge Thomson and a jury of four.)

ACTION AGAINST CONSTABLE

Henry v Rea

The hearing was continued of an action brought by Alfred Henry, of Catherine-street, Leichhardt, against Thomas Gordon Rea, of Macquarie-terrace, Birchgrove, for £400 damages.  Plaintiff alleged that he was knocked down in Weston-road, Rozelle, on July 6, 1929, by a bicycle negligently ridden by defendant, who is a police constable, and received injuries. Defendant, it was stated, was riding behind a lorry as escort to a number of volunteer timber workers when the accident happened. Defendant denied the allegation of negligence. The jury awarded plaintiff £80. Mr Creer ( instructed by Mr. H J. Bartier ) appeared for plaintiff, and defendant was represented by Mr. Hardwick ( instructed by Mr J V Tillett, Crown Solicitor ).

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16673642#

 

 

 

 

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