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Sloggett Gates : 01-August-2014
Sloggett Gates : 01-August-2014

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Gates erected by Coonamble Shire Council commemorate Edward Aubrey Sloggett, a council employee who was accidentally killed in 1954.

A man was killed while operating an elevator road grader, about 40 miles from Coonamble yesterday.  The man, Edward Aubrey Sloggett (50), an employee of the Coonamble Shire Council, was found by an other council employee, in the belting of the machine. It is believed he was drawn into the mechanism of the grader when he attempted to dislodge some mud. Mr. Sloggett had been employed by the council for 28 years.

He was a native of Coonamble where he was secretary of the RSL sub-branch. He saw extensive service overseas with the AIF in World War II, being with the Australian forces during the seige of Tobruk, and at other places in the Middle East. Sympathy is extended to the family in their bereavement. The funeral will take place, at 4 o'clock this afternoon at Coonamble.
National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), 11 November 1954. 

Location

Address:Castlereagh Highway, Coonamble Sportsground, Coonamble, 2829
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.959474
Long: 148.390626
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 12th September, 1955
Front Inscription
THESE GATES ARE ERECTED BY 
THE COONAMBLE SHIRE COUNCIL 
        IN MEMORY OF 

EDWARD AUBREY 
       SLOGGETT
   12th SEPTEMBER 1955.

P.S.SIMPSON    A.G.SEARLE
PRESIDENT      SHIRE CLERK
Source: MA
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