Senior Constable

Henry MURROW

YEAR OF DEATH

1897

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 4 October 1897 Constable Murrow attempted to arrest a man by the name of Daniel Conway in the vicinity of Argyle Street The Rocks. During the scuffle the Constable fell to the ground heavily striking his head. Taken to the Sydney Hospital and treated for what was thought to be merely a scalp wound the Constable was allowed to return to his home. Later that night he became very ill and died. It was subsequently found that he had suffered a fractured skull. Conway was charged with Murder however was later convicted of Manslaughter and sent to gaol. The Senior Constable was born in 1861 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 9 June 1883. At the time of his death he was stationed at Phillip Street Police Station Sydney.

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