Constable

Charles WALTON

YEAR OF DEATH

1832

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Thursday night, 29 November, 1832 District Constable Walton and Robert Roberts (presumably also a Constable) were attempting to capture bush rangers who they had been told were in the area. Walton had disguised himself and was hoping to tempt the bush rangers to bail him up. Unfortunately two mounted police named Mugglestone and Ferns (who were also in disguise and looking for bush rangers) spotted Walton, and when both parties assumed the others to be bush rangers, a violent struggle ensued. Unfortunately Walton was shot dead and Roberts was wounded in the encounter.The Constable was 36 years old at the time of his death and was District Constable at Upper Nelson (Windsor District). He had arrived in Australia on the ship Fame in 1817 and received his Ticket of Leave in 1825. He was appointed as Town Constable at Windsor from 1 November 1828.

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