Constable 1st Class Andrew George BRIDGE

Horse Accident

Cundletown

1 December, 1920

 

Constable Bridge was stationed at Cundletown (Taree area) between 1917 and 1920. He passed away on 1 December, 1920 apparently from peritonitis which was the result of injuries sustained when he fell from his troop horse which shied during a patrol. (This information is from a family history and the circumstances of the death are otherwise unverified as yet).

 

Constable Bridge’s Police Service Register indicates that between January, 1907 and February 1915 he was stationed at Cobar, Mt Drysdale, Cobar again, and Taree. He was attached to Cundletown from 7 July, 1915 until his death. The Register simply lists his cause of leaving the police as “Died”. The New South Wales Police Gazette dated 16 February, 1921 lists him under the heading “deaths” but gives no cause. The same Gazette also records the fact that “Bridge, Mrs Margaret, widow of the late Constable 1st Class, Andrew George Bridge, Gratuity of £416-5s.”

 

The constable was born on 31 January, 1881 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 4 September, 1906. At the time of his death he was stationed at Cundletown.

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