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 / ?
Event location: ?
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Funeral date: 29 September 2022 @ ? ( Police Remembrance Day )
Funeral location: ? TBA
LIVE STREAM PIN: TBA Email: TBA
any Future Wake location: ??? TBA
any Future Wake date: ??? TBA
( 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 )
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
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.
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.