Ernest Edward McCROHON

New South Wales Police Force

Sergeant 2nd Class

Hit by a Train

Hurlstone Park

Died  17 March, 1944

56 old

Funeral

 

The Sydney Morning Herald of 18 March, 1944 reported the following double tragedy surrounding the death of Sergeant McCrohon.

 

POLICE SERGEANT  KILLED – MAN DIES GIVING  FIRST AID.

Police Sergeant Edward McCrohon, 56, attached to No. 1 Police Station, was killed by a train last night while crossing the railway track between Hurlstone Park and Canterbury stations.

John Whitfield, a railway employee, who was a passenger on the train, collapsed and died as he began to give first aid to McCrohon.

Sergeant McCrohon was on his way home when he was killed.

 

The sergeant was born on 21 September, 1887 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 1 April, 1912. He served at Metropolitan Divisions 1, 2, 5 and 13, as well as at Wagga Wagga. At the time of his death he was stationed at No. 1 Division (Central).

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17883834?searchTerm=%22police%20sergeant%20kill%22&searchLimits=l-australian=y

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusrssyoutube
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail