Constable

William WARD

YEAR OF DEATH

1843

JURISDICTION

Tasmania

DETAILS OF DEATH

In the course of his duty as a Constable while visiting the Gilligan family in the South Esk Valley Ward was attacked and shot by one of the two bushrangers Riley Jeffs and John Conway. Ward died as a result of the shooting. The bushrangers were later captured convicted and hanged.

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