Constable John CHAMBERS

Illness

Sydney

May, 1866

 

From sketchy contemporary newspaper accounts, it is believed that Constable Chambers was “wounded in the head by a villain in the discharge of his duty”. He was then “unfit for duty so discharged about 6 months” but was then “attacked by a lingering disease after moving his family to Sydney”. An article in The Mercury dated Saturday 16 May, 1863 contains depositions from the Campbelltown Police Court sessions on Monday 11 May, 1863 in which Constable Chambers gave evidence. During his career he performed duty at Nelligen, Moruya, Nerrigundah and Campbelltown.

 

At the time of his death the constable was stationed at Campbelltown, where he was the lockup-keeper.

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