Sergeant 3rd Class

Edwin Oliver PRATT

YEAR OF DEATH

1948

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the night of the 1 October 1948 Sergeant Pratt was directing traffic at a railway crossing at Katoomba. About 8.50pm a truck passed over the crossing and as it passed the Sergeant attempted to walk behind it not realising it was towing a timber jinker. Unfortunately the Sergeant was hit by the jinker which inflicted severe injuries. He died on 19 November 1948. The Sergeant was born in 1904 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 May 1924. At the time of his death he was stationed at Katoomba.

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