Honour Roll

1892

13Mar

Brown, Arthur

Constable, 3982

On 13th March, 1892 Constable Brown was walking in Williamson Street, Bendigo when he was unexpectedly struck in the mouth by a man called David Storey. Such was the violence of the blow, that Brown fell and struck his head on the stone water channel. His skull was fractured and he died as a result of the injury.

1893

25Sep

Holt, Thomas

Senior Constable Retired, 2775

On the 15th February 1893, Senior Constable Holt was investigating a case in the vicinity of Bailieston, about five miles from Nagambie, when his horse swerved to avoid a flock of sheep which ran into its path. This dislodged Holt from the saddle, but one of his feet was caught in a stirrup, and as the horse gyrated wildly he was tossed around violently and received internal injuries. From that day his physical condition progressively declined, and he was finally forced to resign because of his ill-health. He died on the 25th September, 1893.

24Mar

Slattery, James Paul

Constable, 4260

Constable Slattery commenced duty at 5 p.m. on the 24th March 1893, after which he set off to go to a Magistrate to get some documents signed. In doing so he had to cross the local rail line. He got over the fence and walked across the rails at Dover Street, Newmarket, instead of using the overhead bridge, and was knocked down by the 5.19 p.m. Essendon to Melbourne train, and died soon afterwards.

1894

14Feb

Glynn, John Joseph

Constable, 2942

At about 7 p.m. on the 14th February 1894, Constable Glynn was seen riding along a rough bush track in the Mangalore area. The following morning at about 6 a.m. his body was located about 50 yards further along the same track. It appeared he had been fatally injured when he had fallen, or been thrown, from his horse.

1895

10Aug

Hoyem, Olaf Henry

Constable, 3744

At about 1 p.m. on Saturday, 10th August 1895, Mounted Constable Hoyem was at Quandong Hill, 1.5 miles on the Benalla side of Devenish, having just completed his regular monthly patrol of the locality. He had just finished speaking with Mounted Constable Chenhal of Dookie and Mounted Constable Slattery of St. James, and was attempting to mount his horse when it shied and he was thrown to the ground. His skull was fractured and he died three and a half hours later.

1897

28Dec

Rowley, Josiah

Constable, 4647

At about 9.45 a.m. on Tuesday, 28th December 1897, Constable Rowley was returning from duty at Psyche Bend when he attempted to cross a makeshift bridge over King's Billabong. The area was flooded and dangerous, and Rowley's horse fell. The Constable was apparently driven down under the weight of the animal, and drowned.