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A Celtic cross erected by the Catholic community over the grave commemorates Father John Smyth, an Oblate priest who was a victim of the influenza pandemic of 1918.
Father John Smyth served for nearly 20 years at St Patrick’s in Fremantle and St Anne’s in North Fremantle. In December, 1918, Father Smyth became one of the earliest victims of the influenza pandemic. Already suffering from heart disease, he had little strength with which to fight back. He died on 7 January 1919.
There are now several Oblate priests and O. M.I brothers buried in this grave plot. O.M.I. stands for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, which is a Roman Catholic religious community.
|Address:||Carrington Street, Cemetery, Catholic Section, Fremantle, 6160|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.051667|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||December-1918|
|Approx. Event End Date:||January- 1919|
Erected by a grateful people to the memory of Rev Father John Smyth, O.M.I.
Who died at Fremantle
7th January, 1919
Aged 46 years
Rest in Peace
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R. I. P.