Constable

James DEACON

YEAR OF DEATH

1871

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

At 1.50 p.m. 6 June 1871 Constable Deacon was returning to the Stud Depot with a dray load of wood. He stopped to feed the horse outside Gibson’s Hotel Oakleigh and had taken the bit out of its mouth. When replacing the bitt he had to take off the blinkers. At this time something startled the horse it bolted and Deacon fell over. A dray wheel passed over his back and he died immediately from internal injuries.

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