Trooper

Henry John Arthur HARRIS

YEAR OF DEATH

1915

JURISDICTION

Tasmania

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 9 January 1915 Trooper Harris together with Constable John Watson was outside the Imperial Hotel Cygnet coping with a large group of drunken young men. When Trooper Harris attempted to arrest a particularly troublesome young man who resisted and the constable was knocked to the footpath. He was then struck on the head with a full beer bottle while lying unconscious on the pavement. Constable Watson and a local man managed to carry Harris through the crowd and place him on a dray. Henry Harris died of his injuries the following day.

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