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Leslie George ROBINSON


 Leslie George ROBINSON

aka  Les

New South Wales Police Force

Redfern Police Academy:  Class 2 of 1946

Regd. # 4962

Uniform # 1470

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 21 January 1946

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 20 February 1967

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 3 December 1974

Inspector – appointed 14 June 1977

Senior Inspector – appointed 3 April 1979

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? 1981?


Stations?, Albury until around 1958?  Lock Up Keeper at Walla Walla 1958 – 60?, Wagga Wagga, Newcastle ( ‘R’ District )( 1967 ), ?

Sydney area after passing Inspectors course / exam., Penrith – Jan 1975, Castle Hill, Liverpool. 

Superintendent at Metro Country Superintendents Office ( HQ ), Superintendent at Traffic Branch ( HQ ), College St, Sydney. 

Parramatta ( H District ) as Chief Superintendent in 1981, Penrith ( J District ) in 1986 – retirement


ServiceFrom  ? pre 21 January 1946  to ? ? 1986? = 40 years Service


Awards:  National medal – granted 26 June 1983 ( C/Supt )


Born:  Wednesday  1 April 1925 in Bemboka, NSW

Died on:  Friday  26 May 1989 at Westmead, NSW

Cause:  Heart attack

Age:  64 years, 1 month, 12 days


Funeral date?

Funeral location:  Police Funeral at Pinegrove Cemetery, NSW


Buried at:  Cremated at Pinegrove, NSW

 Memorial at:  Pinegrove Memorial Park,

Pinegrove Cemetery, Kington St, Minchinbury, NSW,

Peace Rose Gardens,  Granite Wall, Left 1,

Lat/Long: -33.789330374912154, 150.8474147993362


Les at Redfern Police Academy at the Passing Out Parade of his daughter, Deirdre WALPOLE nee Robinson on 13 January 198
Les at Redfern Police Academy at the Passing Out Parade of his daughter, Deirdre WALPOLE nee Robinson on 13 January 1984

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

Leslie George ROBINSON - NSWPF - Died 26 May 1989 - Cremation plaque

 Memorial Plaque location:




The Argues ( Melbourne Vic. )

Tuesday  13 April 1954     p6 of 24

‘ One jumped on my chest ‘

Police assaulted me, ‘ Albury man

tells Court

Albury, Monday  

AN Albury man, who today lost a Quarter Sessions appeal against convictions for resisting arrest and assaulting a constable, alleged that he was bashed by police.

James William Gehrig, 53, woodcutter, of Prune lane, Lavington, an Albury suburb, told the Court he was about to go to bed on October 17 when police arrived.

They said, ” you have been kicking up a bit of a disturbance and are drunk, ” he added.

Gehrig said he told them it was his brother who had caused the trouble.

The next he knew he was being hit on the head with a baton.

Gehrig said he fought off the constables and kicked one in the knee.

When he reached the police station, another constable punched him under the chin while he was still wearing handcuffs.

When the handcuffs were taken off, he was knocked to the ground, and ” they stuck the boot into me, ” Gehrig said. He had been kicked and punched almost senseless. One policeman had jumped on his chest.

‘ In hospital ‘

Dr. Felix Favaloro, Albury doctor, had treated him, and he had spent eight days in hospital.

Dr. Favaloro told the Court that when he examined Gehrig, he had a swollen face, blackened eyes, and numerous bruises on the back and shoulders, four broken ribs, and a probable contusion of the lung.

Constable Leslie George Robinson and Constable John Raymond Curtin ( # 7287 ) denied that Gehrig had been punched or kicked inside 0r outside the police station.

Constable Robinson said Gehrig had kicked him in the face, chest, and stomach.

Gehrig’s ribs might have been broken when he fell on him during a scuffle, he said.

Judge Brennan reaffirmed the Court of Petty Sessions convictions on November 13 on charges of resisting arrest, assaulting Constable Robinson, and causing malicious damage to a pair of police trousers.

He varied the sentence 0n the assault charge from 12 months’ good behaviour bond to a 10/ fine. He confirmed fines on the other two charges of 10/ each.


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