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LITTLEJOHN, Wilson

Wilson Colleridge LITTLEJOHN was born in New Zealand on 24th August 1899.

He served with the N.Z. Royal Flying Corps during World War 1 and returned to that country after the War. He came to Darwin in 1920 where he worked with the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company. He joined the Northern Territory Police Force on the 3rd April, 1925 as a Constable and served in various parts of the Northern Territory. He rose through the ranks and in 1950 Senior Inspector Littlejohn was Acting Superintendent during the period ( from 15th July,1950 ) while Acting Superintendent Forster was on leave pending the completion of his two year secondment from Victoria Police. He was appointed Superintendent of N.T. Police on the 19th August, 1950. The position of either Acting Superintendent or of Superintendent was the officer in charge of Police only responsible to the Commissioner who was the Administrator of the Northern Territory. From McLaren’s History


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