Sergeant 1st Class

Leonard FAWSSETT

YEAR OF DEATH

1880

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 11 a.m. 4 May 1880 Fawssett was a passenger on a stagecoach. The vehicle was making a sharp turn from Nolan Street across an embankment onto the Swan Hill Road at Kerang. At this time some harness broke and the coach turned on its side. Fawssett who had been riding on the box with the driver broke his leg. It later became necessary to perform an amputation and although this operation was successful gangrene set in. He died on 12 June 1880 at Kerang.

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