William Charles Hipwell OAM
Late of ?
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 082?
NSW Police Cadet # 0860
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 9614
Rank: Commenced Training as Police Cadet on 27 March 1950 ( aged 15 years, 2 months, 22 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 4 April 1960 ( aged 25 years, 2 month, 30 days old )( Leap Year )
Assuming that the date of commencing training and the date of being ‘Sworn In’ are both correct – it seems strange that he was not ‘Sworn In’ at the age of 19 unless he had left the Cadets at some stage and rejoined as a Trainee around the age of 24.
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 March 1966
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Sergeant 2nd Class
Stations: ?, Missing Persons Unit – Retirement 11 July 1985
Service: From ( 27 March 1950 ) ? ? 1960 to 11 July 1985 = 25* years Service
*the NSWPF has William Serving for 25 years – which would suggest that he did not complete his Cadet Training from 1950 but came back as a Trainee around the age of 24
Awards: National Medal – granted 22 September 1987 ( Sgt 2/c ) * I would suggest Australian Honours has recorded this information incorrectly, again, and this would possibly be Williams 2nd Clasp to the National Medal. In the Commonwealth Gazette S 215 – dated 24 Sept 1980 – they have him listed as Sgt 3/c )
1st Clasp to the National Medal – granted 22 September 1987 ( Sgt 2/c )
National Medal – granted 15 September 1980 ( Sgt 3/c )
Medal of the Order of Australia ( OAM ) – granted 10 June 1985 – for public service with the NSW Police Force ( Sgt 2/c )
Born: Saturday 5 January 1935
Died on: Wednesday 8 April 2020
Age: 85 years, 3 months, 3 days
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Funeral location: ? ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 10 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )
Future Wake location: ? TBA ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 2 persons only at ‘Gatherings’, there won’t be an immediate Wake )
Future Wake date: ( 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 )
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Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2020 )
WILLIAM is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
At the time of publication, nothing further is known, or can be found, on this man – other than what is recorded above.
Cal 20 April 2020