William THOMAS

Victoria Police Force

Inspecting Superintendent – Retired

72 old

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

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/79662419?searchTerm=police%20suicide&searchLimits=l-australian=y

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