Constable John CHAMBERS
From sketchy contemporary newspaper accounts, it is believed that Constable Chambers was â€œwounded in the head by a villain in the discharge of his dutyâ€. He was then â€œunfit for duty so discharged about 6 monthsâ€ but was then â€œattacked by a lingering disease after moving his family to Sydneyâ€. 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.