Constable

John Sanford COLLINS

YEAR OF DEATH

1911

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Collins died at Golden Square on Tuesday 10 January 1911 from ‘ulceration of the bowels’. About four and a half years before his death he had been kicked in the stomach whilst attempting to arrest a man at Prahran. As a result of the injuries caused by the kick he was admitted to the Police Hospital where he remained for some time before eventually resuming duty. However he later began to suffer from internal pains and it was found that a growth had developed. This burst the day before his death and his doctors were unable to save him.

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