Michael A. LEONARD
Late of Paddington, NSW
Brother to Charles LEONARD, # Q 7396
Brother to Patrick Stephen LEONARD, # Q 7644
Another ‘mentioned’ Brother is Thomas Wood LEONARD, # Q 9062
Another ‘mentioned’ Brother is Roger. It is not known if Roger was in the Police.
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # Q 7115
For the purposes of this website, ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )
Rank: Constable – appointed 9 September 1897
Sergeant – Death
Stations: Darlinghurst his entire Service
Service: From 9 September 1897 to 2 April 1919 = 22 years Service
Born: ? ? 1873 – Morphettville, NSW
Died on: Wednesday 2 April 1919
Event location: at home, Paddington, NSW
Event date: Wednesday 2 April 1919
Funeral date: Thursday 3 April 1919
Funeral location: ?
Funeral Parlour: ?
Buried at: ?
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Funeral location: TBA
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Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Wednesday 2 April 1919, page 5
Death From Influenza
Amongst those who died to-day from pneumonic influenza was Sergeant Michael Leonard, of the Darlinghurst police division. He was taken ill last Tuesday, ( 25 March ) and died at his home in Paddington this afternoon.
Sergeant Leonard, was a splendid type of all-round policeman, and had done good work in endeavoring ( sic ) to suppress sly grog selling, which in the Darlinghurst area was assuming serious proportions.
He was 46 years old.
Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 – 1954), Thursday 3 April 1919, page 2
IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
THIRTEEN DEATHS REPORTED AND 156 FRESH CASES.
CASES FROM QUARANTINED SHIPS.
There were 13 deaths from influenza in Sydney yesterday. The new cases totalled 147.
Nine fresh cases were taken from three steamers in quarantine.
Sergeant Michael Leonard, of the Darlinghurst police, died yesterday from influenza. He was taken ill on Tuesday last. Deceased was 46 years of age.
Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), Friday 4 April 1919, page 5
LATE SERGEANT LEONARD.
The late Sergeant Michael A. Leonard‘s funeral yesterday afternoon was attended by representatives of all ranks in the police force, to the number of over 100, as well as by many civilians The police officials included the Inspector-General ( Mr. James Mitchell ), Superintendent Brookes, and Inspectors Doig and Wallace.