Laslett family history

Herbert and Joan Laslett of Glenelg East

Herbert John Laslett was born on 8 September 1919 at 25 Cliff St. Glenelg East. He was the second son of Alfred Laslett, a telegraph inspector of North Terrace Adelaide, and his wife Margaret Laslett née McLay (page 141). He married Joan Mary Miels, a dressmaker who had been born at Ovingham on 26 August 1919. They lived at Peterborough from 1928 to 1936. Senior Constable of Police. Served in Mounted Division, Traffic Division, Water Police and the police saddler from 1954 until his retirement from the SA Police Force in 1976. Enlisted and served with the Royal Australian Navy during World War II (1942 to 1945). Saw action in the Pacific Ocean as an able seaman on HMAS Australia. Was in Darwin when the Japanese bombed it. On return from the war lived at the family home (25 Cliff St., Glenelg East). During the hurricane of 1948 when the Barcoo ran aground at Glenelg North, he did much rescue work on the police launch Archie Badenoch.

Family of Herbert and Joan Laslett


RICHARD - born North Adelaide 27 September 1945. Married Sandra Claire Bailey, typist/clerk (born Adelaide 13 October 1944). Senior Sergeant of Police. Awarded Australian Police Medal 26 January 1997 for distinguished police service, South Australian Police Efficiency Medal (December 1995), National Medal with clasp (1992). Sworn into SA Police Force 27 September 1965. Served No. 3 Watch, 3 Team patrols, Breath Analysis Squad, Water Police, Glenelg, at Glenelg and Brighton Police Stations, Darlington Patrols, Communications Centre, Hindley St Adelaide beats. Promoted to sergeant in 1981 in the Breath Analysis Section. Introduced infrared analysis for breath?testing in SA and Australia in 1987. Promoted to Senior Sergeant Officer in Charge, Breath Analysis Section 1988. Officer in Charge Traffic Technical Resource Section 1 February 1996 which incorporated breath analysis, speed radars, speed radar cameras, laser equipment and red light cameras.
Family (adopted):
CAROLYN - born 6 November 1969. Physical/outdoor education teacher at Pembroke College. Married Duncan Cochrane, fireman (born 10 November 1970). Assistant Director of Sports, Pembroke College 1999. Both Carolyn and Duncan have represented their country in canoe polo, competing in Australia and overseas.
ADAM RICHARD - born 8 March 1973. Systems support operator. Talented musician, specialising in trumpet


SUZANNE - born Glenelg 30 March 1942. Educated Glenelg Primary and Brighton High Schools. Worked at Adelaide GPO then SA Police Dept before training as a journalist. Worked on newspapers in Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney and country NSW and SA. Arts officer with SA Country Arts Trust (now Country Arts SA) in MidNorth 1988?1994. Has gained recognition for her work as a writer and photographer through awards, exhibitions etc, including SA Country Press award for best news photograph 1984185. Photograph in private and corporate collections including Country Arts SA Collection. Author of a children's book, Touch the Sky which is in the South Australian Writers & Composers Collection at the Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Another publication is Portraits of Life which features her photographs. Married musician, Alan Lawrence Woodberry born 5 July 1939 (later changed name to Larry King) Adelaide, Feb 7, 1964 (divorced). Lived in New Zealand, Pitt Town, NSW and Sydney (1964?1976). Returned to SA in 1976. Lived Orroroo 1976?198 1, Undalya 1981?1996, currently at 76 New Street Queenstown.
Sean Woodberry/King - born Mona Vale, NSW 28 September 1964. Died Auburn, SA 18 July 1982. Educated Windsor, Avalon, Collaroy Plateau, Narrabeen (NSW) & Glenelg & Orroroo (SA). Interests art (drawing, painting, sculpting) and restoring cars. A 1961 Chrysler Royal he was working on when he was killed in a vehicle accident near Auburn, SA has since been restored by SA Police Dept and is now part of its historical collection at Thebarton Barracks.
Elizabeth Anne Woodberry/King - born Blacktown, NSW 7 February 1969. Died of leukemia June 7,1994. Educated Collaroy Plateau, Killarney Heights, Narrabeen Primary Schools (NSW) and Orroroo Area School and secondary schools at Riverton, Marbury School ~ Stirling), Clare & Marion (SA). Studied drama at La Mama Theatre, Hindinarsh and modern dame. While in Sydney, aged 5, sang the Cottees' advertisement jingle for radio and television. Conducted drama and dance classes in Clare Valley area. Performed with amateur theatre group in Auburn and swig with a number of bands including Pendulum and Violent Love Beads. Married Paul Gerard Tilbrook in 1986 (divorced). Married Wayne Rikki Brown 1 June 1991.
Cory Sean Foley-Brown (father Andrew Foley) - born Clare, SA 16 August 1986.
Talmoa Elizabeth Suzanne Brown - bom Adelaide, 6 October1993