New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ?
Service: From ? to ?
Died: 15 November 1895
Illness – Suicide – Firearm
Funeral date: ? November 1895
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: Braidwood General Cemetery
The following article appeared in the South Australian Register of 16 November, 1895.
SUICIDE OF A CONSTABLE – Sydney, November 15.
Constable John Howard shot himself at Braidwood in unusual circumstances today. He was the plaintiff in a slander case against A. Graham and claimed £200 damages. Damages amounting to a farthing were awarded, and Judge Fitzhardinge remarked that according to the evidence the plaintiff had no character to lose. Howard at once returned to the barracks and shot himself.
At the time of his death the constable was stationed at Braidwood.