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William Blake LEONARD


 William Blake LEONARD

AKA  ?
Late of Albury, NSW

NSW Academy Class #  ? ? ?

Brother to Lawrence Blake LEONARD – NSWPF #  ‘Q‘ 6949
Brother to Joseph Blake LEONARD – QldPol # ???

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ‘Q‘ 5928

Rank:  Constable

Final Rank = Constable 1st Class

Stations?, Moulamein, Broken Hill, Torrowangee, Albury

1st Class Constable – of ‘Round Hill’ – acting forester at Broken Hill ( 10 Feb 1897 ) & Slaughter Houses ( 21 Feb 1896 )

Constable – acting forester at Thackaringa ( 16 Apr 1898 )

1st Class Constable – Registrar of Small Debts Court at Torrowangee ( 9 Dec 1898 )

Constable – Torrowangee Police Station ( Broken Hill ) ( 9 Dec 1898 & 22 Jun 1900 )

William B. LEONARD – Albury Police – ( Shearers’ Accommodation Act ) ( 6 May 1902 )


ServiceFrom  21 January 1890  to  26 June 1903 =  13+ years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  9 November 1865, ‘Jerrara’, Bungonia, NSW

Died on:   Friday  26 June 1903

Age:  37

Cause:   Pneumonia

Event location:  Albury Hospital, NSW

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   ? ? ?

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?


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






May they forever Rest In Peace


Thank you for the page on Lawrence Blake Leonard.  I thought you might be interested to know he had a brother in the NSW Police & another in the Queensland Police.  I understand William was posted to Moulamein, Broken Hill and then Albury.  The following is copied from Trove : Western Herald 1 Jul 1903
Constable William Leonard, brother of Constable J. B. Leonard, of Enngonia, died on Friday last at the Hospital, Albury, from pueumonia. Deceased was a married man and about 37 years of age. Very general sympathy is extended to both Mr and Mrs Leonard, who have each lost a brother within a few days, and also to the young widow and remainder of the family.
William had married Emily Theresa Stevens in Moulamein.
A third brother, Joseph Blake Leonard, joined the Queensland Police.  This is from the Daily Mercury, Mackay (Trove) 1939
Many friends will regret the passing of Mr. Joseph Blake Leonard, who was a retired Sergeant of Police, death taking place in Brisbane on Monday last. The late Mr. Leonard spent many years in Mackay, and after serving a short period in the North, went to Gayndah. After his retirement Mr. and Mrs. Leonard built a home at Ashgrove, where Mrs. Leonard died in 1938. Their son, Blake, survives them.
The three were the children of James Leonard, (an assisted emigrant from Woodford Galway in 1850) and his wife Catherine Blake.  All three were born at Jerrara, Goulburn, New South Wales.  James was a farmer.
I can send further family details.
Kind regards
Wendy Meredith

Mother:  Catherine BLAKE     Father:  James LEONARD

Family History document.  184 pages

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