Constable 1st Class

Joseph John HUSH

YEAR OF DEATH

1919

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 6 November 1919 Constables Hush and Willmott went to Roseville where they made enquiries into a robbery. On completion of these enquiries they accepted a lift back to their station with a lorry driver. They had almost reached the Chatswood Police Station when a tyre on the vehicle blew out causing it to overturn. Both Constables were trapped beneath the vehicle and seriously injured. Both were conveyed to the Royal North Shore Hospital where Constable Hush unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. Constable Willmott later recovered. Constable Hush was born in 1880 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 9 January 1908. At the time of his death he was stationed at Chatswood.

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