Sergeant 1st Class

William Roy SMITH




New South Wales


On the afternoon of 1 September 1951 Sergeant Smith and Constable Searl attended the Commercial Hotel Port Kembla in relation to an intoxicated man causing trouble. After a struggle the Police managed to gain control over the man and walk him to the Police Station. Although suffering some physical discomfort after the struggle the Sergeant remained on duty. A short time later however he began to lose the use of his arm and experience considerable pain. He was taken to the Wollongong District Hospital but unfortunately died at 7.10pm that day. The Sergeant was born in 1895 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 9 September 1921. At the time of his death he was stationed at Port Kembla.

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