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Leslie Cecil HOST


Leslie Cecil HOST


* Nickname:  ?

Late of  ? 

Flat out like a lizard on a rock

Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  042


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  8190


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 18 July 1955  ( aged 27 years, 4 months, 20 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 29 August 1955 ( aged 27 years, 6 months, 1 day )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 29 August 1966

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 13 January 1972

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 December 1978

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 


Final Rank: =  Senior Sergeant


Stations?, Stolen Motor Vehicle Bureau / Index ( SMVB / SMVI )( SenCon – Sgt ), Central ( 1 Division )( Rotational Duties ), ?, Bankstown ( 19 Division ) – Retirement


Service: From 18 July 1955   to   24 July 1986  = 31 years, 0 months, 6 days Service


Retirement / Leaving age: = 58 years, 4 months, 26 days

Time in Retirement from Police:  36 years, 11 months, 0 days

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Les HOST ( in suit ) with ? at NSW Police Academy, Redfern, NSW.

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system



 Born:  Tuesday 28 February 1928 

Died on:  Saturday 24 June 2023 during the evening

Age: 95 years, 3 months, 27 days

Organ Donor:  No – Age prohibitive 



Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?


Funeral date:  Thursday 6 July 2023 @ noon

Funeral locationSouth Chapel, Woronora Memorial Park, Linden Street, Sutherland, NSW

Sutherland PAC supplied an Official Police Guard of Honour




Wake location???

Wake date???



Funeral Parlour: ?


Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2023 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

Australian Police YouTube Channel

A conversation held on the 13 January 2023 about Les HOST.



* Story behind any Nickname:


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Les’ 95th birthday – 28 February 2023.


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Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.



18 July 2023



4 thoughts on “Leslie Cecil HOST

  • I worked with Les from late 1976 in the Stolen Motor Vehicle Index (SMVI) when it was located in the Old C.I.B. building (an old hat factory) in Surry Hills. I have fond memories of pay days when SMVI staff would head to the Royal Albert Hotel (aka The Jam Tin) to cash our cheques and have a drink.
    I had great respect for Les and still use some of his sayings and jokes. I was sad when I saw his Death Notice in the SMH.

  • Steve Raines

    RIP Mr POST.
    The uknown uniform officer in photo with Mr Host – is that former Commissioner Merv Wood?

  • Email from Bill Fowler: 190723
    G’day Cal,
    I recall working briefly with Les Host in the later 70’s when he was transferred to Bankstown on rotation as Sergeant. What a great bloke. He performed GD’s in plain clothes. He seemed to enjoy GD’s and was keen as mustard.
    We young constables enjoyed working with Les on 19-1 or 19-2 as he was very knowledgeable and encouraged us.
    He always involved himself. I am pleased to say I met and worked with Les Host, even though it was briefly.

    Condolences to the Post family.

    RIP Les.

    Bill Fowler

  • I believe Les was a relative of mine, I never had the pleasure of meeting or speaking with him. However Les was fond of speaking about me. RIP Les.


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