Message from the Chief Commissioner

About Victoria Police

1800-1899 Honour Roll

Release date: Wed 23 February 2011

Last updated: Thu 20 September 2012

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The Honour Roll is in memory of Victorian police officers who paid the ultimate price servicing the community.

It commemorates all members who died on duty, including officers before 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 1800s. Below are links for other date periods:


 

Date

Name

Rank

Reg. No.

Age

Summary

30 Dec 1837

Matthew Tomkin

Constable

228

-

Shot with firearm by escaped convict

5 Jun 1842

Rhody Monaghan

Constable

238

-

Beaten (unknown circumstances)

30 Oct 1851

James Hopkins

Constable

173

-

Accidentally trampled by own horse

1 Feb 1852

William Harvey

Corporal

225

-

Shot with firearm

29 May 1852

Michael O'Connor

Acting Corporal

54

-

Drowned while attempting to cross river

5 Aug 1853

Edward Gray

Constable

-

-

Drowned whilst on duty

3 Dec 1853

Daniel Mullaly

Constable

-

-

Fell from horse and dray and crushed by cart's wheel

26 Feb 1854

William Hogan

Constable

-

22

Drowned whilst on duty

3 Aug 1854

Andrew Henderson

Constable

-

-

Thrown from horse and trampled

8 Aug 1854

Robert Lindsay

Constable

-

-

Accidentally shot himself in the arm, resulting in amputation and later death.

2 Jan 1856

Robert Brunton

Constable

-

23

Thrown from horse

7 Jul 1856

David Anderson

Constable

-

26

Drowned whilst on duty

2 Aug 1856

Stephen Bates

Constable

-

24

Drowned whilst crossing a river with horse

16 Oct 1856

John McNally

Sergeant

-

30

Shot whilst attempting to arrest offender

21 Oct 1856

Edward Fallon

Constable

-

28

Drowned crossing a creek whilst on patrol

4 Dec 1856

Edward Thompson

Cadet Mounted Constable

-

24

Shot by bushrangers (Bradley and O'Connor)

1 Feb 1858

Edward Barnett

Constable

537

29

Shot whilst attempting to arrest offender

30 Aug 1858

Robert Logan

Constable

-

38

Thrown from horse whilst on patrol

30 Sep 1858

Philip Cabot

Constable

-

32

Drowned (unknown circumstances)

26 Apr 1859

Walter Rendell

Constable

1104

33

Drowned at Australia Wharf during investigation of pilfering from moored vessel

18 Aug 1859

George Dodds

Sergeant

289

54

Stabbed whilst attempting to arrest offender

12 Nov 1859

Patrick Henry Moylette

Senior Constable

930

32

Disappeared in the bush whilst returning from Britannia Goldfield

29 Jun 1860

Edward Reilly

Constable

1118

27

Thrown from horse whilst on patrol

17 Aug 1860

William Campbell

Constable

223

29

Thrown from horse whilst on patrol

28 Dec 1881

William Irwin

Senior Constable

1659

47

Thrown from horse whilst fetching dray to recover dead body

27 May 1862

Patrick Conarty

Constable

258

27

Fatally injured by falling tree whilst speaking to potential witness in forthcoming trial

4 Apr 1863

Robert Strahan

Constable

1126

29

Drowned whilst fording river after recapturing escaped prisoner

5 Aug 1863

Daniel O'Boyle

Constable

1678

24

Struck with hammer by prisoner on remand

25 Sep 1863

Robert Crofton Taylor

Superintendent

-

34

Accidentally shot himself whilst cleaning his revolver

7 Jun 1864

William Hanson

Constable

574

35

Inquest vedict: absorption of matter into his cut skin when assisting at postmortem

5 Oct 1864

John McElveen

Constable

1647

29

Drowned whilst crossing flooded creek on horseback

19 Mar 1867

Justin McCarthy

Constable

1981

34

Thrown from horse whilst escorting prisoner

20 Nov 1868

Thomas Wood Hull

Sergeant

577

29

Shot by disgruntled constable who had been dismissed for persistent drunkenness and blamed colleagues for job loss

8 Sep 1870

William Kennedy

Constable

1720

34

Fell from horse and drowned on a flooded road

27 Oct 1870

John Joseph McNamara

Constable

2253

27

Drowned in flooded creek

6 Jun 1871

James Deacon

Constable

270

48

Died when horse with dray bolted, causing dray's wheel to pass over his back

11 Nov 1871

John Alexander Duff

Constable

2364

25

Thrown from horse whilst on patrol

28 May 1872

Patrick Francis Curtin

Constable

1564

38

Thrown from wagonette

15 Jun 1882

Patrick Barrett

Constable

2773

34

Hit by train on his way to serve summons

31 July 1876

James Herlihy

Constable

2489

30

Thrown from horse

23 Mar 1877

Thomas Collins

Constable

2533

24

Fell from horse whilst on patrol; unlit obstruction left on the roadway contributed to accident

26 Oct 1878

Michael Kennedy

Sergeant

2009

36

Shot by bushrangers (Kelly Gang - Stringybark Creek)

26 Oct 1878

Thomas Lonigan

Constable

2423

36

Shot by bushrangers (Kelly Gang - Stringybark Creek)

26 Oct 1878

Michael Scanlan

Constable

2118

34

Shot by bushrangers (Kelly Gang - Stringybark Creek)

12 Jun 1880

Leonard Fawssett

Sergeant 1st Class

410

57

Broke leg as a result of a stagecoach accident and eventually required an amputation; gangrene set in

7 Jun 1880

Patrick Mallavey

Constable

2885

28

Drowned whilst performing wharf patrol along Yarra Bank;  later deduced he tripped in hole in wharf planking and fell into water

18 Jan 1881

David Digby

Constable

362

-

Washed to sea when attempting to return to shore, after guarding stranded ship

23 Feb 1881

James Porter

Sergeant 1st Class

1885

45

Fell down flight of steps at Richmond Depot and fatally injured

6 Jan 1886

Thomas Ryan

Constable

1098

59

Disappeared whilst checking local Chinese camp in White Hills

27 Nov 1887

William Thomas Clarke

Constable

3203

-

Died from injuries inflicted by prisoner during conveyance

15 Oct 1888

Daniel James Courtney

Constable

3982

23

Hit by train whilst on patrol

13 Mar 1892

Arthur William Brown

Constable

-

32

Struck unexpectedly in mouth by another man; fractured skull resulted from fall

24 Mar 1893

James Paul Slattery

Constable

4260

28

Hit by train en route to Magistrate

25 Sep 1893

Thomas Holt

Senior Constable

2775

45

Thrown from horse; died from injuries

14 Feb 1894

John Joseph Glynn

Constable

2942

46

Fell from horse

10 Aug 1895

Olaf Henry Hoyem

Constable

3744

32

Fell from horse

28 Dec 1897

Josiah Rowley

Constable

4647

25

Drowned under weight of horse at King's Billabong

 

 
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