Trooper

Robert Lovell McDOUGALL

YEAR OF DEATH

1853

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

It appears that Trooper McDougall met his death in 1853 when returning to Sofala from Wattle Flat where he had been inspecting gold licences with another policeman possibly named Johnson. McDougall and Johnson each set out for Sofala via different routes. As he rode along the road over Whalan’s Hill McDougall’s horse took fright as they travelled down a steep incline and he was thrown to the roadway. He died from his injuries shortly after being taken home. The Trooper was born in 1816 and appears to have enlisted in the Gold Escort on 26 November 1851 at the rank of Trooper. He was stationed at Upper Turon.

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