1939

30Jun

Cawthorn, William Frederick

First Constable 8131

On the evening of Friday, 30th June 1939, First Constable Cawthorn attended the scene of a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Dandenong Road and Walnut Street, Carnegie.   Whilst he stood there a passing car struck Cawthorn and two other men, one of whom was killed instantly.   The Constable was removed to the Alfred Hospital, but despite emergency surgery he died at midnight on the same evening.