Detective Sergeant 2nd Class

William ROBERTSON

YEAR OF DEATH

1918

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Sergeant was attached to the Sydney Metropolitan Detectives Office and in October 1918 was in the Braidwood area on special assignment. On the day prior to his death he left Braidwood with Sergeant Face and an Army Intelligence Officer with the intention of executing a search warrant in the Upper Deva River area. When the party had travelled about thirty kilometres Sergeant Robertson’s horse took fright and began to buck. The Sergeant was thrown very heavily to the ground where he sustained severe internal and spinal injuries. Due to a heavy storm the party were unable to seek help and the injured Sergeant’s two companions sheltered him overnight before conveying him to Braidwood the following morning. He died a short time later. The Detective Sergeant was born in 1865 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 16 October 1890. At the time of his death he was attached to the Sydney Metropolitan Detectives Office.

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