Constable

Daniel James COURTNEY

YEAR OF DEATH

1888

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

At 9 p.m. 15 October 1888 Courtney commenced night shift beat patrol at Kensington. He was last seen alive at 11.45 p.m. at the Flemington Police Station when he telephoned the Carlton Police Station with an enquiry. At 5 a.m. the next morning a signal man found him lying dead on the railway track at Kensington Railway Station. His watch had stopped at 1.53 a.m. which was apparently the time of his death. A later inquest found he had been accidentally killed when struck by a passing train.

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