Constable

Hugh CAMPBELL

YEAR OF DEATH

1868

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 7 April 1868 Constable Campbell was riding from Mudgee to Green Swamp in search of an offender who had attacked Naughton’s Public House at Green Swamp the previous evening. The Constable had spent most of the night searching for the offender. He was a foot policeman and was not an accomplished rider however at the time there were no mounted troopers at the police barracks to pursue the offender. While riding at a fast canter the constable fell from his horse. He died of his injuries. The Constable was born in 1823 and joined the New South Wales Police Force in July 1855. At the time of his death he was probably stationed at Mudgee.

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