Constable

Henry RUCKER

YEAR OF DEATH

1863

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Constable was drowned whilst attempting to cross a tributary of Lake Macquarie. He was one of a group of police searching for a number of offenders who had earlier robbed James Williams’ jewellery store in Hunter Street Newcastle. Whilst endeavouring to cross the creek the Constable’s horse rolled over throwing him into the water where he drowned. The Constable was born in 1832 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 4 March 1863. At the time of his death he was probably stationed at Newcastle.

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