Constable

Angus McINNES

YEAR OF DEATH

1916

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 7 p.m. Saturday 25 November 1916 Constable McInnes in company with other mounted police was riding along Spring Street Melbourne. Whilst in Spring Street his horse shied and then bolted and at a point opposite the Old Treasury Buildings Constable McInnes fell head first from the saddle and fractured his skull. He was removed to the Alfred Hospital but died two hours later. The horse he had been riding at this time had a bad reputation. It was said it would ‘gallop at the sight of a covered wagon’ and had ‘no mouth’. McInnes was also regarded as an indifferent rider and this combination obviously contributed greatly to his death.

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