Constable

William HANSON

YEAR OF DEATH

1864

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

At 9 a.m. 2 June 1864 Constable Hanson assisted a doctor to carry out a post-mortem at Scarsdale. The doctor noticed Hanson had a cut on his skin and told him to take care. That same night the Constable slept restlessly and suffered from pain in his throat and head. The following day he developed a fever. He died on 7 June 1864 and the verdict at his inquest was that he had died from ‘absorption of matter into his system’ whilst assisting at the post-mortem.

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