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Constable Clifford Henry WADWELL


Constable Clifford Henry WADWELL

Motor Vehicle Accident


15 April, 1973


About 3.45pm on 3 April, 1973 Constable Wadwell was riding a police solo motor cycle home at the completion of his shift. As he was travelling along the Great Western Highway, Greystanes a car travelling in the opposite direction began to make a right turn in front him. Constable Wadwell was unable to avoid a collision and after striking the front of the turning car was thrown to the roadway. He was conveyed to the Blacktown District Hospital for treatment and later transferred to the Prince Henry Hospital where he died on the 15 April, 1973.


The constable was born in 1952 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 May, 1971. At the time of his death he was attached to the Traffic Branch.

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