Christopher McKENNA

Late of  ?

Queensland Police Force

Regd. #  ?????

Rank:  Constable

Stations:  Central District, Warwick, Toowoomba Watch House Keeper – Death

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  22 May 1892 = 6 years Service

Awards?

Born? ? ?

Died onSunday  22 May 1892

Age?

Cause:  Bleed

Injury date:  around May 1891

Event location:  Brisbane Hospital

Event date:   Sunday 22 May 1892

Funeral date:  Monday  23 May 1892

Funeral location:  Toowong Cemetery

Buried at:  Toowong Cemetery, , Toowong, QLD

Grave location:  7-83-9

Approximate location on map

 Memorial located at?


CHRISTOPHER is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
*BUT SHOULD BE

 

 

 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 – 1922), Wednesday 25 May 1892, page 2


Death of a Constable. – The news reached Toowoomba on Monday that Constable Christopher McKenna, who recently filled the office of watchhouse keeper here, died in Brisbane Hospital the previous day.
Deceased, who had been some six years in the service, about 12 months ago while on duty in the Central district, burst a blood vessel, and being thereafter in delicate health, obtained an exchange to Toowoomba where he was provided with the lighter duty of watchhouse keeper.
The injury to the system, however, proved, incurable and he was perfectly aware months ago that his days were numbered.
In March last he became too ill to attend to his work, sick leave was obtained, and he went to Brisbane where he first put himself in the hands of Dr. Binns Southam, and eventually removed to the hospital, where the end came as stated.
Constable McKenna was a very amiable young man, obliging, and attentive to his duties, and will be regretted by all who came in contact with him.

Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933), Tuesday 24 May 1892, page 4


The funeral of the late Christopher McKenna, constable in the Police Force, who died in the Brisbane Hospital on Sunday, left that institution at 2.30 p.m. yesterday for the Toowong Cemetery. As many of the Police Force who were at liberty to attend did so in uniform. Constable McKenna was stationed in Toowoomba and was much respected both in and out of the force.

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