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Constable 1st Class Alfred George HENWOOD


Constable 1st Class Alfred George HENWOOD

Motor Vehicle Accident


23 June, 1945


On 2 June, 1945 Constable Henwood was riding his police motor cycle outfit from Delungra to Inverell. Light rain was falling at the time, and as the constable was not wearing goggles, his visibility was obscured by both the rain and sand being thrown up by the front cycle wheel. Unfortunately he collided with a stationary truck, receiving extensive injuries. He died in the Inverell Hospital three weeks later.


The constable was born in 1907 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 23 May, 1928. At the time of his death he was stationed at Inverell.

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