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John Aitcheson McLERIE


John Aitcheson McLERIE

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?


Stations:  Maitland, ?

Service:  From ? to 25 November 1864



Died on:  25 November 1864 at Albury

Cause:  Exposure  “rheumatism caused by the effects of exposure

Age:  26

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 [alert_yellow]JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow] * NEED MORE INFO

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Eldest son of the Inspector General of the New South Wales Police Force, Captain John McLerie, the superintendent died at Albury as a result of too many cold, wet nights spent in the bush carrying out his police duties.

The Sydney Morning Herald of 28 November, 1864 listed the death notice, with the cause of death given as “rheumatism caused by the effects of exposure“.


At the time of his death the superintendent was aged about 26 years, and was the Superintendent in Charge of the Murray District (Albury).



John Aitcheson McLerie may have been associated with Sub-Inspector John MORROW.