Constable

William George BENBOW

YEAR OF DEATH

1971

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

At 9.51 a.m. Saturday 17 April 1971 Constable Benbow attended at the site of a partly demolished building which stood at the intersection of Swan Street and Lennox Street Richmond. The building was in an unsafe condition and as Benbow attempted to move bystanders out of the danger zone a wall collapsed killing the Constable and three others.

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