Constable

Henry Stanley LEES

YEAR OF DEATH

1941

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Lees was the Officer in Charge of Jerry’s Plains Police Station. On the day of his death he was patrolling the district on horseback calling in at local properties. Later in the day the Constable’s riderless horse was found by a farmer near Hobden’s Hill. He searched the area and eventually located the body of the Constable lying in a roadside ditch. It appeared that the roadway had collapsed underneath Constable Lees’ horse causing the animal to stumble and fall into the ditch crushing the rider. The Constable was born in 1914 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 11 January 1937. At the time of his death he was stationed at Jerry’s Plains.

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