Constable 1st Class

Harold William STURGISS

YEAR OF DEATH

1939

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the afternoon of 2 February 1939 Constable Sturgiss was riding a Police motorcycle outfit along High Street Penrith. As he was negotiating a bend approaching the bridge over the Nepean River the wheel of the sidecar struck the kerbing of the roadway. The cycle veered across the roadway and collided with a truck travelling in the opposite direction. Constable Sturgiss was thrown heavily to the roadway sustaining severe injuries. He died in hospital a short time later. The Constable was born in 1902 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 29 October 1924. At the time of his death he was stationed at Penrith.

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