Constable 1st Class Raymond Dillon MORLEY

Cancer

Kempsey

25 June, 1949

 

On the evening of the 1 May, 1947 Constable Morley was patrolling the goods yard at the Kempsey Railway Station when he located a man acting suspiciously near a goods shed. Whilst he was attempting to detain the man to take him to the West Kempsey Police Station, the man resisted violently, striking the constable on the right upper arm. The bruise caused by the blow eventually developed into a melanoma and he was admitted to the Macleay District Hospital for treatment. Eighteen months later he was admitted to the Prince Henry Hospital as his health had continued to deteriorate. He died on 25 June, 1949.

 

The constable was born in 1917 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 July, 1939. At the time of his death he was stationed at West Kempsey.

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