Constable

Frederick George MARTIN

YEAR OF DEATH

1953

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the evening of 26 November 1953 Constable Martin and Constable Bacon were returning to the Belmont Police Station following attendance at the Newcastle Court that day. Constable Bacon was driving his private car and Constable Martin was asleep in the front passenger seat. On the Pacific Highway at South Belmont Constable Bacon lost control of the vehicle which skidded left the road and overturned. As a result both were taken to the Royal Newcastle Hospital. Unfortunately Constable Martin had sustained severe head injuries and died later that night. The Constable was born in 1921 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 16 April 1950. At the time of his death he was stationed at Burwood.

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