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William Thomas McCormick (1896–1946)

Word has been received of the death in Dalby Hospital on the night of Thursday of last week of Sergeant William Thomas McCormick, of the Queensland Police Force. Sergt. McCormick, who was born at Golleen, County Cork, Ireland in 1896, joined the Force in 1924, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1942. He was stationed in Longreach when he went on sick leave to Dalby and entered the hospital with the illness from which he never recovered. He had previously been stationed in Longreach from June 1931 to October 1934, during which time he relieved at most stations in the district, and was very active in stock work. During his time in the Force he was stationed at Roma Street, Rockhampton, Emerald, Goondiwindi, Woolloongabba, Cairns and Mareeba. He is survived by his wife; there is no family.

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'McCormick, William Thomas (1896–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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Cork, Ireland


22 August, 1946 (aged ~ 50)
Dalby, Queensland, Australia

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