Sergeant 3rd Class

Lawrence Benjamin Armitage NEWELL

YEAR OF DEATH

1945

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the night of 13 September 1945 Sergeant Newell left the Liverpool Police Station to attend a brawl in Macquarie Street Liverpool. Upon his arrival the Sergeant attempted to arrest a British naval rating. A struggle ensued during which the Sergeant suffered a heart attack. He was conveyed to the Liverpool Hospital however died soon after being admitted. The Sergeant was born in 1898 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 30 March 1921. At the time of his death he was stationed at Liverpool.

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