Constable John Thomas SHENNAN

Illness

Murwillumbah

11 May, 1936

 

The Sydney Morning Herald dated 12 May, 1936 published a brief account of the death of Constable Shennan.

 

CONSTABLE’S DEATH – MURWILLUMBAH, Monday.

Constable John Thomas Shennan, 34, a member of the Murwillumbah police force, was found with a bullet wound in his head this morning in the lumber room beneath a boarding house at Murwillumbah. A service revolver was lying nearby. A doctor was summoned immediately but Shennan died just after the doctor’s arrival. The constable, who is survived by his wife, had been in ill-health for some time.”

 

At the time of his death the constable was aged 34 years and was stationed at Murwillumbah.

 

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