Constable 1st Class (Rtd)

Frederick James McLAUGHLAN

YEAR OF DEATH

1938

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 6 January 1922 Constable McLaughlan attended a disturbance at Port Kembla. Whilst he was attempting to arrest a man who had been involved in a fight another man tried to hit the Constable with a bottle of beer. The Constable consequently punched the man in the mouth and in so doing received a deep cut to his right hand. After suffering some discomfort with the injury the Constable sought medical attention. Complications with his health developed over the next few years and it was eventually determined that he was suffering from an aortic aneurism the result of an infection from the injury sustained in 1922. He was discharged medically unfit in November 1930 and passed away on 3 December 1938. The Constable was born in 1890 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 11 March 1913. At the time of his injury he was stationed at Port Kembla.

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