Constable

William RAYMOND

YEAR OF DEATH

1866

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

At the time of his death Constable Raymond, Sen Sgt John Healey and Constables Andrew Kilpatrick and Edward Mitchell were escorting eleven prisoners to Darlinghurst Gaol where they were to help with building works. When the wagon in which they were travelling reached Bargo Brush (now Pheasant’s Nest) the prisoners attacked their escort in an escape bid. In the ensuing brawl one of the prisoners named Crookwell managed to seize a police revolver. He fired at Senior Sergeant Healey however the bullet struck Constable Raymond in the face killing him. The Constable’s given name is sometimes recorded as Edward. The Constable was born in 1838 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 June 1862. At the time of his death he was stationed in the Metropolitan District.

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