23 April 1958

Jurisdiction: New South Wales

Details of Death:

On 29 July 1948 Constable Graham was riding a Police motor cycle outfit along the Bermagui-Cobargo Road. At the time the Constable who was attached to the Bodalla Police Station was patrolling the unfamiliar area in an effort to locate and apprehend a rape suspect. As he was negotiating a sharp bend in the roadway the cycle skidded in loose gravel left the roadway and mounted an embankment. It then tipped over pinning the Constable beneath it. Constable Graham was admitted to the Bega District Hospital suffering from internal injuries including a ruptured kidney and concussion. Over the ensuing years his health deteriorated due to the original injuries and he died on 23 April 1958. The Constable was born in 1915 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 June 1947. At the time of his death he was stationed at Bodalla.