Leslie Gerald SMITH
Father-In-Law to Graham KING – Former NSWPF Member # 17768? ( Warilla HWP )
Late of ?, Qld
NSW Penrith Police Academy Class # 028
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 73??
Rank: Initial Training Class – commenced Monday 21 April 1952
Probationary Constable – appointed ? – “possibly” Friday 30 May 1952
There is ‘no find’ for this person in the 1968 Stud Book
There is ‘no find’ for this person in the CIB Centenary 1879 – 1979 Book
Final Rank = ?
Stations: ?, Leura, Nowra Detectives – Resignation
Service: From ? June 1952 to ? ? 1967 ( *Resigned )= 23 years Service
*Resigned to take up a position of Security & Safety Officer at Wiggins Teape, Paper Mill, Bolong Rd, Bomaderry before, possibly, going to PNG.
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours
Born: ? ? 1920s?
Died on: Thursday 19 September 2019
Event location: Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Qld
Event date: Thursday 19 September 2019
Funeral date: TBA
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Buried at: TBA
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LESLIE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED
Funeral location: TBA
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Leslie immigrated to Australia in the 1960s – after serving as an English Bobbie in the London Police for six years.
In 1952 he joined the NSW Police Force and was stationed at Leura and Nowra – having obtained the rank of Detective Sergeant 3rd Class before resigning and working in Bougainville, New Guinea, for a number of years, up to and including New Guinea’s independence in the early 1980s.
Leslie was in “the job” for 23 years but it is currently not known if that included his six years with the London Met.
Leslie was partnered with Retired Det Bob Blissett ( the Blizzard ) whilst stationed at Nowra.
Leslie’s’ years in PNG included the violent uprising and race riots. he was the 2 I.C. at Bougainville Copper Mine, as head of Security & Safety.
Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 – 1954),
Tuesday 8 July 1952, page 5
Fugitive chased by nurses
While nurses were chasing a man at Woollahra last night a young constable jumped from a bus and brought him down with a flying tackle.
Police say that the nurses saw a man in one of the rooms at the Karitane Mothercraft and Training Centre, Woollahra.
The man jumped through a window, smashing the glass.
Six nurses chased him along Nelson Street, shouting, “Stop thief.”
Constable Leslie Gerald Smith, who was off duty and travelling in a bus, heard their shouts.
He jumped off the bus, chased the man and threw him to the ground.
Constable Smith, who joined the N.S.W. police less than a month ago, was formerly a London policeman for six years.
At Paddington, police charged a 23-years-old laborer with stealing and malicious damage to property.