Constable 1st Class

Raymond Dillon MORLEY

YEAR OF DEATH

1949

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the evening of 1 May 1947 Constable Morley was patrolling the goods yard at the Kempsey Railway Station when he located a man acting suspiciously near a goods shed. Whilst he was attempting to detain the man to take him to the West Kempsey Police Station the man resisted violently striking the Constable on the right upper arm. The bruise caused by the blow eventually developed into a melanoma on the Constable’s shoulder. He was admitted to the Macleay District Hospital for treatment however eighteen months later he was admitted to the Prince Henry Hospital as his health had continued to deteriorate. He died on 25 June 1949. The Constable was born in 1917 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 July 1939. At the time of his death he was stationed at West Kempsey.

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