Probationary Constable

William Cochrane ADIE




New South Wales


Constable Adie was a mounted Constable attached to the Stuart Town Police Station. On 10 October 1908 he left town intending to make a patrol of the town and surrounds. By the following day he had not returned as expected and Senior Constable McConville set out to find him. After being informed that an unattended troop horse had been seen in the bush Senior Constable McConville investigated and found the unfortunate Constable Adie seriously injured. It appeared that the young Constable had been thrown from his horse the previous day and had lain seriously injured throughout the night. He died while being taken back to town for medical attention. The Constable was born in 1883 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 December 1907. At the time of his death he was stationed at Stuart Town.

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