Constable

James Paul SLATTERY

YEAR OF DEATH

1893

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Slattery commenced duty at 5 p.m. 24 March 1893 after which he went to see a Magistrate to get some documents signed. To reach the Magisrtrate he had to cross the local railway line. Instead of using the overhead footbridge he climbed the fence and walked across the rails at Dover Street. He was knocked down by the 5.19 p.m. Essendon to Melbourne train and died soon afterwards.

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