Thomas Casserley’s surname was often spelt as Casserly. He was the youngest son of Colour Sergeant John Casserley of the 12th Regiment. Thomas Casserley was born at Victoria Barracks. He had four children. He died on died 25 July 1937 at private hospital Stanmore and was cremated.
Occupation & interests
Thomas Casserley commenced his working career as a pupil teacher at Fort Street School going on to become a teacher. He resigned for a clerical position in the Railway Department later becoming Erskineville stationmaster. His address in 1917 was 106 Erskineville Road, Erskineville.
Thomas Casserley was involved with the Newtown Masonic Hall Co. He was a founder and president of the Railway and Tramway Salaried Officers’ Association and member of the Railway Appeals Board. He was a Past Master of Lodge Kilwinning Orient, Newtown and also participated in other associations.
Local government service
Thomas Casserly was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1913-16, representing Middle Ward.. He was later an alderman on Petersham Council.
Alderman T Casserly’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July1937, p. 23, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27984758
‘Death of Alderman T Casserley’, Sun, 26 July 1937 p. 8 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231078415