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Constable 1st Class Reginald Ambrose WILLIAMS


Constable 1st Class Reginald Ambrose WILLIAMS

Heart Attack

Mona Vale

20 July, 1946


On 9 August, 1943 Constable Williams was working at the Mona Vale Police Station and while attempting to kick-start a police motor cycle, he became ill. He walked to his residence at the station and soon lost consciousness. After being treated at his residence he was admitted to the Manly District Hospital the following day where it was determined that he had suffered a heart attack. Upon recovery, he resumed light duties at Manly Police Station however in October, 1945 he suffered another attack. Although he again recovered and resumed light duties he suffered a third and fatal attack on 20 July, 1946.


The constable was born in 1908 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 5 December, 1928. At the time of his death he was stationed at Mona Vale.

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