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James Norbert Chaseling (1911–1928)

James Norbert Chaseling, only son of Mr James Chaseling, of York Estate, who, as reported in last issue, was admitted to Nepean District Hospital suffering from a wound in the abdomen from a gun explosion, died on Sunday morning. The accident occurred on Thursday of last week, and the boy, who was 16 years and 8 months old, lingered in hospital bearing his suffering most heroically.

He had been employed by the Postal Department, but resigned 10 months ago on account of ill-health.

The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Monday, the remains being laid to rest in the Methodist portion 0f Penrith general cemetery. Rev. D. C. Hughes conducted the service.

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'Chaseling, James Norbert (1911–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


New South Wales, Australia


22 April, 1928 (aged ~ 17)
Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

shooting accident

Religious Influence

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