Constable

Frank McGRATH

YEAR OF DEATH

1923

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 10pm on 1 January 1923 Constable McGrath of the Redfern Police Station was riding on the rear of a police vehicle escorting prisoners from his station to Central Police Station. As the vehicle bumped over a rough section of tram lines at the intersection of Park and College Streets the Constable lost his hold and fell to the roadway. As a result he suffered a fractured skull and died after being conveyed to hospital. The Constable was born in 1893 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 July 1914. At the time of his death he was stationed at Redfern.

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