Thomas William CHASELING
( late of Paddington )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ?
Stations: No. 4 Division ( Phillip Street – Water Police Court )
Service: From ? about 1893 to 13 November 1899 = about 6 years Service
Born: ? ? 1873
Died on: Monday 13 November 1899
Age: about 27
Funeral date: Wednesday 15 November 1899
Funeral location: Waverley Cemetery
Buried at: ?
Funeral location: ?
Windsor and Richmond Gazette ( NSW ) Saturday 18 November 1899 page 11 of 14
Death of Constable Chaseling.
REGRET was felt in this district when it became known on Monday evening that Constable Thomas W Chaseling, of No 4 Police Station( Phillip Street – Water Police Court ) had succumbed that day at his residence, Bent-street Paddington, from the effects of an attack of influenza, which incapacitated him from duty some ten days ago. Constable Chaseling, who was about 27 years of age, leaves a widow and a young child. He had been a member of the force for about six years, during which time be bad achieved a reputation for fearlessness, promptness, and efficiency in the performance of his duty, which caused him to be looked upon as one of the most promising of the young men in the service.
During the whole period of his service in the police he was attached to No. 4 Division.
He distinguished himself on several occasions, the last being that upon which he captured a burglar named George Harris, after a desperate chase of about a mile and a half, and shooting the man in the leg. Harris is now serving a long term of imprisonment, and has since been identified as a dangerous Melbourne criminal named Brown, at one time a confederate of Montgomery and Williams, who were hanged in Sydney some years ago.
Speaking of Chaselings death, a sergeant under whom he had served said that the loss which it would mean would be a serious one to the division and one difficult to overcome. Inspector-General Fosbery also spoke highly of the young officer.
The funeral took place at Waverley Cemetery on Wednesday, when the Police Band and a large number of his brother constables were in attendance, as well as many other friends and relatives.
Constable Chaseling was the son of Mr Matthew Chaseling, who lives on the Hawkesbury River.