Ernest Edward McCROHON
New South Wales Police Force
Sergeant 2nd Class
Hit by a Train
Died 17 March, 1944
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).