About William Chesterfield
Williams death is described in the following article from the "Singleton Argus" of Thursday 15 April 1926:
"STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. TWO MEN KILLED. William, Chesterfield, a farmer, aged 40, living at Moscheto Island, in the Newcastle police district, was struck by lightning and killed about 4 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Chesterfield, who was a partner in the firm of Garnum and Chesterfield, dairymen, was in a paddock on his farm at the time. He was accompanied by his nephew, a boy of about 9 or 10, who escaped, unhurt. Mr George S. (Dick) Lamble, formerly a resident of West Maitland, was struck by lightning and killed at Gresford on Monday afternoon, during a terrific storm. He was leaving his work on the farm, and was walking to wards his home with another workman, when he was struck by a vivid flash of lightning and killed instantly. The other man escaped injury. The deceased gentleman, who would have celebrated his thirty-fourth birthday next Saturday, was a native of West Mait land. He was a son of Mr J. S. Lamble, who is at present in England, and a brother of Mr H. J. (Bert) Lamble, director of the Government Tourist Bureau, Sydney. The deceased was well-known in West Maitland, where his father at one time conducted a grocery business. As a young man he answered a call to the land, and set up as a farmer at Gresford. Fortune smiled on his undertaking, and he was classed as one of the most successful agriculturists and dairy farmers in the district. He took a keen interest in public matters in the Gresford district, especially when the question at stake affected the farming community. In this connection the Agricultural Bureau and the progress association, found in him an active supporter."