Sergeant Edmund Parry Print Page
Grave of Sergeant Parry who was shot by the bushranger Johnny Gilbert near Jugiong.
In November 1864, the deadly combination of Johnny Gilbert, Ben Hall and John Dunn held up a mail coach between Gundagai and Jugiong and in the ensuing melee shot and killed the 32 year-old Edmund Parry. This was only 5 kilometres from Jugiong.
The death of Parry was the culmination of a very busy day for Hall and his gang. By the time the mail coach had arrived they had held up nearly 60 people in a single day - literally everyone who was travelling along the road. When the bushrangers tried to hold up the mail coach both Parry and Inspector O`Neil, who were riding as armed escorts, returned fire. Parry was killed. O`Neil survived because he ran out of bullets and had to surrender. Johnny Gilbert was killed by police in 1865 and is buried at Binalong.
|Address:||William Street, Cemetery, Gundagai, 2722|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.051389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
Sergeant Of The N.S.W. Police,
Who Lost His Life
In The Execution Of His Duty
Whilst Courageously Endeavouring
The Bushranger Gilbert
By Whom He Was Shot Dead
On 16th Nov 1864
This Stone Was Erected
By Some Of His
Officers And Comrades
By Whom The Deceased
Was Much Respected And Regretted