Trooper James STEPHENS

Shot

Bathurst

29 November, 1830

Mounted Trooper Stephens (formerly of the 39th Regiment) was shot at Bushranger’s Hill, near the Abercrombie Caves, near Bathurst, during a shootout with a party of bushrangers known as the “Ribbon Gang” or “Ribbon Boys”. He succumbed to his wounds a few weeks later. No other details are known as yet.

 

At the time of his death the trooper was attached to the Bathurst Mounted Police.

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