Constable

William EFFE

YEAR OF DEATH

1867

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 16 January 1867 Constable Effe was performing gold escort duty on a coach travelling between Bendemeer and Tamworth. It is thought that the shaking of the coach caused a rifle to accidentally discharge shooting the Constable. The wounded Constable was left in a shepherd’s hut while the coach continued to Tamworth to obtain medical assistance. Dr Scott of Tamworth provided assistance for Constable Effe however the wound was to prove fatal and he died the following Thursday. The Constable was born in 1834 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 11 August 1857.

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