1888

15Oct

Courtney, Daniel James

Constable, 3982

At 9 p.m. on the 15th October 1888, Courtney commenced night shift beat patrol at Kensington, and was last seen alive at 11.45 p.m. at the Flemington Police Station when he telephoned the Carlton Police Station with an enquiry. At 5 a.m. the next morning a signal man found him lying dead on the railway track at Kensington Railway Station. His watch had stopped at 1.53 a.m., which was apparently the time of his death. A later inquest found he had been accidentally killed when struck by a passing train.