Constable 1st Class

Ruston George STEPHENSON

YEAR OF DEATH

1933

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 8 April 1933 Constable Stephenson of the Newtown Police Station travelled with a group of other Police to the Newtown Stadium. They parked the Police vehicle in Erskineville Road and as the Constable stepped out from behind the car he was hit by a passing motor cycle outfit. Constable Stephenson sustained severe injuries and died in hospital the following morning. A child passenger of the motor cycle outfit was also killed in the accident. The Constable was born in 1886 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 9 July 1912. At the time of his death he was stationed at Newtown. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal during World War I.

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