Duff, John Alexander

Constable, 2364

At about 2 p.m. on the 11th November 1871, Constable Duff left Greta on patrol. At 4.20 p.m. the horse returned to the station with a broken bridle, and a search revealed Duff's corpse lying on the roadway about a quarter of a mile from the police station. He had apparently been killed instantly after having been thrown by his horse at about 4 p.m.


Deacon, James

Constable, 270

At 1.50 p.m. on 6th June 1871, Constable Deacon, who was returning to the Stud Depot with a dray load of wood, stopped to feed the horse outside Gibson's Hotel, Oakleigh. He had taken the bit out of its mouth, and when putting it back in he had to take off the blinkers. At this time something startled the horse and it bolted, and Deacon fell over. A dray wheel passed over his back and he died immediately from the internal injuries that caused.