Constable

James OGILVIE

YEAR OF DEATH

1911

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Friday 8 December 1911 a group of Camperdown residents took members of the Police Band to Lake Elingamite for a picnic in appreciation for the band members performance at a local carnival the day before. Amongst those bandsmen who attended were Constables Riddle and Ogilvie. Their transport to and from the lake was provided in Mr. Manifold’s Rolls Royce motor car. On the return trip one of the cars front wheels collapsed causing the vehicle to overturn. Riddle and Ogilvie were both admitted to a local hospital suffering serious injuries and both died within days as a result of other conditions supervening on those injuries.

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