Senior Constable

Thomas SMITH

YEAR OF DEATH

1910

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Senior Constable was a mounted Trooper attached to the Euston Police Station. On the 18 April 1910 he made a patrol to the police paddock and while he was returning his troop horse began to buck. The horse then bolted and Senior Constable Smith was thrown violently against a tree sustaining severe internal injuries. Knowing he would not be found before it became dark he began to walk towards town. When he had travelled a short distance he was found by some men who helped him into Euston in a barrow. A doctor arrived from Balranald that night and after examining the injured man made arrangements to have him taken to hospital. Unfortunately the vehicle conveying the injured Constable to hospital broke down and he passed away. The Senior Constable was born in 1871 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 11 February 1897. At the time of his death he was stationed at Euston.

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