Constable

George Robert ARMYTAGE

YEAR OF DEATH

1877

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable George Armytage Constable Michael Costigan and Sub Inspector Keegan were all shot during an affray at the Royal Hotel Bourke by a barman at the hotel Samuel Getting. As a result both Constables were killed and the Sub Inspector seriously wounded. The offender committed suicide by drowning immediately after the incident. Constable Costigan was born in 1853 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 11 September 1878. At the time of his death he was stationed at Bourke. Constable Armytage was born in 1855 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 4 May 1877. At the time of his death he was stationed at Bourke.

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