Sergeant 1st Class

William BOWEN

YEAR OF DEATH

1916

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Sergeant suffered serious internal injuries at Dungog when he was assaulted after detaining a mentally ill man in January 1916. The Sergeant had been called to the Dungog Hospital in relation to a violent and disturbed man. He arrested the man and took him to the local police station. Shortly after their arrival at the station the man again went berserk kicking the Sergeant and attacking him with a chair. The Sergeant was taken to hospital for treatment and was eventually admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney where he passed away. The Sergeant was born in 1859 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 January 1887. At the time of his death he was stationed at Dungog.

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