William Lindsay Creswell ALFORD
( late of Kingsford )
AKA Pony, Lindsay and Len
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ????
Rank: Mounted Trooper – ( Taree )
Detective Superintendent 3rd Class – retired
Stations: ?, Taree ( as a mounted trooper ), C.I.B. Sydney, Homicide Squad Sydney, Newcastle Dets OIC ( 1939 ), Goulburn District OIC ( Supt ), Wagga Wagga ( Supt ), North Sydney – 1946 ( Supt ), Parkes – Oct 1948 ( Supt ),
Service: From ? ? 1918 to ? ? 1952 = 34 years Service
Awards: King’s Police and Fire Services Medal – 7 June 1951
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Born: 2 April 1896
Died on: Saturday 18 April 1953
Cause: “possible” heart attack ?
Funeral date: Monday 20 April 1953
Funeral location: Holy Trinity Church, Kingsford, NSW
Buried at: Cremated – Botany Cemetery
Ashes located: Jubilee Walls, Wall D, Position 137 ( Interment – 13 August 1953 )
Memorial at: ?
Funeral location: ?
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Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 – 1954), Monday 20 April 1953, page 3
DEATH OF EX TAREE POLICE OFFICER
Former Police Superintendent L. Alford, who died on Saturday at his home in Kingsford after a long illness, was at one time Mounted Constable in Taree. Superintendent Alford was a prominent detective for many years. Before his retirement he was officer-in-charge of the Goulburn police district. A funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity Church, Kingsford, to-day.
There is a large volume of information on www.trove.nla.gov.au about this man. He was certainly amongst the action.
The Sun, Sydney. Saturday 18 April 1953. p3 article
Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 – 1954), Saturday 16 June 1951, page 2
WON POLICE MEDAL
A distinguished police officer who was first stationed at Taree has been awarded the King’s Police and Fire Services Medal. He is Superintendent L. Alford,
of Kingsford. The medal is issued for gallantry and for distinguished services. Supt. Alford is a regular visitor to Taree. He is also a keen bowler.
Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954), Saturday 24 June 1950, page 2
Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954), Wednesday 23 March 1949, page 4
PARTY FOR SGT. AND MRS. BLUNDEN
Sergeant and Mrs. Blunden were entertained by a large gathering of their friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. Yarad on Thursday night. An enjoyable musical programme was provided and at the conclusion of an excellent supper the chairman (Mr E. D. Graham) proposed the toast of Sergeant and Mrs. Blunden. He referred to the efficient manner that Sergeant Blunden had administered the Taree police district over the past three years. His remarks were supported by Mr W. P. Chapman, Mr. Hamilton Knight (Conciliation Commissioner), Superintendent L. Alford, Messrs. J. J. Northam, V. Hough (Clerk of Petty Sessions at Taree), E. McCartney, Mr. Simmons (Wingham), and Sergeant Fallon. Mr. Yarad, on behalf of the Lebanese ladies of Taree, presented Mrs. Blunden with a cut glass decanter and 12 goblets. After the joint toast had been enthusiastically honoured Sergeant Blunden and Mrs. Blunden expressed their appreciation of the enjoyable function held in their honor, the good wishes that had been extended to them and the acceptable gift.
Superintendent Alford, in proposing the toast of the host and hostess, paid a tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Yarad for having arranged such a really enjoyable function to farewell Sergeant and Mrs. Blunden.
Mr. Hamilton Knight moved a vote of appreciation to the chairman, and this concluded a happy evening.
Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 – 1954), Wednesday 16 March 1949, page 2
Superintendent Lindsay Alford, with his wife and grandson, are the guests of Mr and Mrs J. J. Northam, of Taree.
Superintendent Alford is well known in this district, having been stationed at Taree as a constable.
He joined the Police Force at the same time as Sgt. Blunden, who will be leaving Taree in the near future to take over the Gosford Station.
Superintendent Alford is a keen bowler, and has paid several visits to the Taree green during his stay here.
Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 – 1954), Wednesday 16 March 1949, page 2
Western Grazier (Wilcannia, NSW : 1896 – 1951), Friday 12 November 1948, page 3
Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 – 1954), Friday 22 October 1948, page 10
Police Supt. Here This Evening
Superintendent W. L. Alford, officer in charge of the Western New South Wales Police District, will arrive in Broken Hill from Parkes by train, today.
Superintendent Alford recently took charge of the district from Superintendent H. C. R. Randell, who has been transferred to Goulburn.
It is understood that Superintendent Alford will make a tour of all stations in this sub-district. He will stay at the Freemasons Hotel.
Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (NSW : 1887 – 1954), Friday 8 October 1948, page 7
Police Superintendent H. C. Randall, who has been stationed in Parkes in charge of the Western police district since December, has received notice of his transfer to Goulburn. Supt. Randall, who expects to leave Parkes within two or three weeks, will be in charge of the Southern administrative district, the headquarters of which are at Goulburn.
He will be replaced in Parkes by Superintendent Alford, of Sydney.