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Leslie Lyall GORMAN


 Leslie Lyall GORMAN

aka  Les

( late of Gosford )

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  6369[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 28 March 1949

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 21 January 1966

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 7 January 1976 – retirement

Stations?, Queanbeyan, Bankstown ( 1970’s to 1980’s+ as Stn Sgt ), Burwood – retirement

ServiceFrom  ? pre March 1949  to  14 March 1982 + 32 years Service

AwardsPolice Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS – granted 8 July 1992

Member of the 12th Contingent to Cyprus ( 1975 – 1976 )

Born:  29 May 1927

Died on:  Thursday  26 May 2016 at home

Cause:  Cancer

Age:  88 – 3 days shy of his 89th

Funeral date:  Wednesday  1 June 2016 @ 2pm

Funeral location:  Greenway Chapel & Memorial Gardens
460 Avoca Drive, Greenpoint

* Those of the Cyprus contingents attending the funeral are asked to wear your Blue Beret.

Buried at?

 Memorial at?



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



 Funeral location





It is with regret that we advise of the death of Les Gorman, a NSW member of the 12th Contingent to Cyprus (1975-76).  Les passed away on 26 May.  An email from John Crowley advising of his death and funeral details is below.


On behalf of the UNOPAA National Executive, our National Committee, our NSW Branch and all members of UNOPAA, I would like to acknowledge Less service, particularly to overseas peacekeeping, and to express our sympathy to his wife Val, his family and his friends.


He will be missed.





Peter McDonald

National Secretary/Treasurer

United Nations & Overseas Policing Association of Australia (UNOPAA)

83 Prospect Drive, East Keilor.  Vic.  3033

Phone: (h) 03 9337 4736. (m) 0418 131 352







Premier’s Department

Police Department

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, approved of the following appointments:

The undermentioned members of the Police Force to be Inspectors under the Liquor Act, 1912, for the Licensing Districts preceding their names, for the dates specified viz.:


Queanbeyan.— Sergeant 1st Class Leslie Lyall Gorman, stationed at Queanbeyan, during the absence on leave of Inspector 2nd Class Percy Roy Hale, from 7th August, 1977, to 20th August, 1977.


R. J. MULOCK, Minister of Justice.



Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),   Sunday 30 July 1978, page 17



It will be a gala occasion tomorrow when the Premier of NSW, Mr Wran, officially opens the new police station and courthouse in Queanbeyan.

The two buildings, costing $4 million, took 2½ years to complete.

The opening ceremony will be performed at 4pm in the foyer of the courthouse and about 400 people are expected to attend.

After the ceremony, the guests will move to the Queanbeyan Leagues Club for afternoon tea.

Among the dignitaries who will attend the function with their wives will be the NSW Attorney-General, Mr Walker, the NSW Police Commissioner, Mr Woods, and Deputy Commissioner, Mr Lees, a previous Queanbeyan police inspector, Mr Percy Hale, and the Superintendent in charge of country districts, Mr Alec Birnie.

In the evening, there will be a dinner at which the public will have an opportunity to meet members of the NSW Cabinet which will be in town for a meeting on Tuesday.

Forty policemen, including the policewoman, are now working in the comfort and luxury offered by the new station which is a far cry from the previous surroundings. The NSW Police Commissioner is considering an application to increase the number of general duties and traffic police.

The new station has elaborate safety measures. These include sensitive alarm systems, a closed circuit TV which keeps constant watch on the backyard and an internal public-address system.

The courthouse is another modern building and comprises a district court and a court of petty sessions.

Inspector Jack GUDGEON, the Divisional Inspector of eight sub-stations around Queanbeyan, his wife, Betty, and Sergeant Les Gorman, Officer-in-Charge of the Queanbeyan Police Station.

Inspector Jack Gudgeon, the Divisional Inspector of eight sub-stations around Queanbeyan, his wife, Betty, and Sergeant Les Gorman, Officer-in-Charge of the Queanbeyan Police Station.



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