Sergeant

David MAGINNITY

YEAR OF DEATH

1864

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Sergeant was returning to Tumbarumba from a patrol to Copabella with Constable Charles Churchley when they encountered another rider on the road. When the Sergeant cantered up to the rider a shot was fired almost instantly. The Sergeant’s horse then plunged into the bush carrying its mortally wounded rider. The stranger was later identified as the bushranger Daniel Morgan who was later shot dead. The Sergeant’s body was recovered the following day. The Sergeant was born in 1815 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 8 July 1853. At the time of his death he was stationed at Tumbarumba.

Search Again

National Police Memorial Australia

  • The National Police Memorial is located in Kings Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Aspen Island and the National Carrillion. View in Google maps