Victoria Police Force
Inspecting Superintendent – Retired
Suicide – firearm
Died Thursday 10 September 1908
POLICE OFFICER COMMITS SUICIDE.
William Thomas, 72 years of age, ex-inspecting superintendent of police, committed suicide at his residence, Elsternwick (Melbourne) early on Thursday morning by shooting himself through the heart with a revolver. Thomas had suffered greatly from heart trouble for some months, and had latterly experienced much pain, and could neither eat nor sleep.
Singleton Argus ( NSW ) Saturday 12 September 1908 page 5 of 7