Message from the Chief Commissioner

About Victoria Police

1900-1949 Honour Roll

Release date: Wed 23 February 2011

Last updated: Thu 24 February 2011

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The Honour Roll is in memory of those members who paid the ultimate price while serving their community.

It commemorates the Victorian police officers who died on duty, before and after the establishment of Victoria Police in 1853.

Names are included to the Honour Roll based on the criteria agreed upon by the National Police Memorial Co-ordination Committee.

This Honour Roll is a list for the period between 1900 and 1949. Below are links for other date periods.


 

Date

Name

Rank

Reg. No.

Age

Summary

1 Jan 1902

Timothy John Murphy

Constable

4932

23

Contracted typhoid fever

18 May 1902

Charles Elwood Hornibrook

Constable

4124

39

Fell from horse

12 Oct 1902

Richard Johnston

Constable

4356

36

Shot by offender

5 Jan 1906

Henry Charles Blair

Constable

5005

30

Died of meningitis and typhoid fever contracted by drinking contaminated water on patrol

15 Mar 1907

Hugh Lennox

Constable

3726

43

Fell from horse

19 Jun 1908

Hugh Kennedy

Constable

4711

37

Rode into back of unlit plough whilst on patrol and later developed peritonitis

17 Jul 1909

Francis Bruckner

Constable

3866

45

Hit by train

6 May 1910

William Arthur Lunny

Mounted Constable

5367

24

Thrown from horse

4 Jan 1911

Charles Hothem Jones

Constable

3748

49

Struck on head during rescue attempt of prisoner he was escorting

10 Jan 1911

John Sanford Collins

Constable

5118

29

Ulceration of the bowels – result of having been kicked in stomach whilst attempting arrest four and a half years prior

8 Dec 1911

James Ogilvie

Constable

3934

52

Sustained fatal injuries during motor vehicle accident

8 Dec 1911

Harold Riddle

Constable

4810

38

Sustained fatal injuries during motor vehicle accident

6 April 1912

Edmund Crimmin

Constable

5668

28

Fell from horse

1 Oct 1915

David Edward McGrath

Constable

4819

42

Shot by offender during investigation

24 Oct 1916

John Tennant

Senior Constable

3802

55

Motor vehicle accident

25 Nov 1916

Angus McInnes

Constable

5785

33

Fell from horse

20 Mar 1920

George Henry Taylor

Constable

5669

35

Shot whilst attempting to arrest offender

9 Jan 1921

William Michael Sharrock

Constable

4956

48

Drowned when motor launch sank in river near Warnambool; posthumously awarded Valor Badge for helping save lives of others as vessel sank

3 May 1922

Edward O’Neill

Constable

6512

35

Fell from horse and later died of septic meningitis caused by a fracture to his skull

3 Sep 1923

Joseph Delaney

Constable

6389

28

Shot by burglary suspect

12 Jul 1925

Victor Nelson

Constable

5525

-

Died from attack of erysipelas combined with blood poisoning

24 Dec 1925

James Clare

Constable

7727

24

Stabbed in fracas involving two young men

1 Oct 1926

Arthur Roy Currie

Constable

6886

26

Motor vehicle accident

9 Jun 1928

Owen Harrison Maggs

Constable

7686

27

Motor vehicle collision; travelling as passenger in police motorcycle

27 Jun 1929

Donald Gordon Duncan

Constable

7960

28

Motorcycle collided with truck

14 Feb 1931

William John Vincent Roberts

Constable

8334

27

Motor vehicle collision

5 Jan 1935

Clyde James Smith

Constable

7913

33

Fatally injured after accidental discharge of firearm by colleague

30 Apr 1935

John Henry Robins

Constable

8689

26

Motor vehicle collision; travelling as passenger in police motorcycle

1 Feb 1937

Leonard Cardell Rymer

Constable

8650

27

Motorcycle overturned

12 Jan 1938

Bertram Clifford Robinson

Constable

9210

23

Fell whilst cleaning third floor window at Gaming Squad offices on fatigue duty

4 Apr 1938

Victor Ernest Bateman

Constable

8686

23

Struck pole whilst riding police motorcycle attempting to avoid earlier collision caused by speeding motorist

30 Jun 1939

William Frederick Cawthorn

First Constable

8131

34

Struck by passing vehicle

1 Mar 1943

Frederick Edward Jones

Senior Constable

7297

42

Shot in Richmond by passenger in passing taxi cab

2 Jan 1948

Maxwell Herbert Koop

Constable

9688

27

Sustained fatal injuries when motorcycle ran off road

21 Oct 1948

Garth Elvin Atkin

Constable

9991

27

Collided with truck whilst riding police motorcycle

 
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