Trooper James STEPHENS

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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