John HOWARD

New South Wales Police Force

Constable

Regd. # ?

Stations:  Braidwood

Awards:  ?

Service:  From  to  ?

Born:  ?

Died:  15 November 1895

Age:  24

Illness – Suicide – Firearm

Braidwood

Funeral date: ? November 1895

Funeral location:  ?

Buried at:  Braidwood General Cemetery

 

 

John is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

 

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.

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