Senior Constable

John FOY

YEAR OF DEATH

1863

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

Senior Constable Foy was the Lockup-keeper at Tabulam in the Northern Police District west of Casino. On Saturday 23 February 1863 the Clarence River flooded and the Constable evacuated his wife and family to safety. This accomplished he returned to the lockup to salvage his family’s personal belongings. The floodwaters continued to rise however and the police lockup and courthouse were swept away. The Constable was drowned. The Senior Constable was born in 1814 joined the New South Wales Police Force on 1 August 1859. At the time of his death he was stationed at Tabulam.

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