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William Robert WALKER


 William Robert WALKER

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 6895 ( pre 24 February 1915 which commenced the current Regd. # system )

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 25 November 1895

Superintendent – retired

Stations?, Sydney, Armidale ( 1896 – 1897 ), Sydney ( 1897 – 1901 ),

Tamworth ( Senior Constable 1901 – 1905 Senior Sergeant – October 1911 ),

Braidwood ( sub-Inspector November 1911 – ? )

Service:  From  25 November 1895  to  ? = ? years service


Born? ? 1869 in NSW

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WILLIAM is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED



William Robert WALKER is one of the sons of retired Superintendent Alexander Binning WALKER who, as a Constable in 1870, shot the bushranger Thunderbolt – aka Frederick Ward.

NSW State Records:
Service # 6895   Reel 3043  Item 8/3253

The Maitland Weekly Mercury ( NSW )     Saturday  28 October 1911     page 10 of 16

Sub-inspector Walker, who received his promotion last week, leaves Tamworth for his new post, Braidwood, early next month. He has been ten years in Tamworth, having went there in 1901 from Sydney.

Although only a comparatively young man, he has had fairly rapid advancement in the police force. He joined in 1895, and was sent to Armidale in 1896. After a year there, he was transferred to Sydney, where he stayed, three or four years. He went to Tamworth as senior-constable, and in 1905 was promoted to the rank of senior sergeant. Sub-inspector Walker is a son of superintendent Walker, who-used to be stationed at Uralla, and well known in the New England district in the 70‘s. Among his exploits were some exciting experiences with bushrangers and he distinguished himself by shooting the famous Thunderbolt.



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