Senior Constable

James Gibson MURDOCH

YEAR OF DEATH

1900

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

Senior Constable Murdoch is recorded as having ”died after he drank bad water whilst fighting bushfires”. The Constable had been out for the weekend fighting bushfires before returning to Burrangong Police Station where he soon fell ill. Stricken with diarrhoea and vomiting the Constable was treated by the local doctor before being taken to Burrangong Hospital. He died two days later – on Christmas Day. The Senior Constable was born in 1862 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 7 March 1884. At the time of his death he was stationed at Burrangong.

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