Stanley John MARSH (5 January 2016, aged 77 years)

John died at Birkdale, Queensland.  He served in the Royal Australian Engineers between January 1955 and January 1964, following which he joined Victoria Police Force on 10.1.1964 resigning on 31.10.1967.   On the following day he was appointed as a Sub-Inspector of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

After initial induction to RPNGC at Port Moresby, he was posted to Rabaul.  During his service at Rabaul, he was OIC of one of the riot squads during the Tolai Matanguan crisis and also served as a traffic officer and assisted with lecturing to members of the RPNGC Reserve Constabulary.  He was posted to Lae in early 1970 and resigned from the Constabulary on 17.03.1971 following which the family returned to Australia. For some years John was involved in Road safety, and driver training with the Queensland Department of Transport for which he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in USA and also worked with the RACQ.  Later the family purchased a printing business and was involved with strata unit management.

He is survived by Del and a son David.

Maxwell HAYES

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