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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Fosbery, Edmund Walcott

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Fosbery, Edmund Walcott, J.P., Inspector-General of Police, New South Wales, was born at Wotton, in Gloucestershire, in 1833, and educated at the Royal Naval School, New Cross. He went to Melbourne in 1852, and was employed in the police department. Ten years later, when the New South Wales Constabulary was reorganised, he was appointed Secretary to the Force, and Superintendent and Deputy Inspector-General. In Oct 1874 he succeeded the late Captain M‘Lerie as Inspector-General.