Senior Constable

William IRWIN

YEAR OF DEATH

1881

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 28 December 1881 Irwin was one of a party which went by buggy to a property near Wahring. They were planning to recover a body found in a paddock. They arrived at the scene about 3 p.m. and found that their vehicle was too small for the task. Irwin rode to a nearby property to borrow a dray. As he did so he was thrown from his horse and killed.

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