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Grave and headstone erected by donations to the Brisbane Courier, friends and the Queensland Naval Service to Able Seaman Harrhy who accidentally drowned in 1927 during the visit of the British Special Service Squadron.
Brisbane. Monday. A naval funeral was accorded to Able Seaman Harrhy, of the British cruiser Dauntless, who was drowned in the Brisbane River on Friday morning. Deceased was buried in Toowong cemetery next to two seamen of the warships Pyramus and Katoomba, who died while on station duty in Queensland waters, and within the shadow of the memorial to fallen Queensland soldiers, yet to be unveiled.
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 22 April, 1924.
To date £59/10/10 has been collected for the headstone for the grave of the late Able Seaman W. J. Harrhy, who was drowned in the Brisbane River during the visit of the Special Service Squadron. The graves of several Australian soldiers who lie buried in Cardiff, Wales, are being tended by Miss Esther Harrhy, sister of tho sailor, who three months ago was laid to rest in the Toowong Cemetery. A promise was made that his grave would not be neglected, and donations to the fund are btill icquircd. These may be forwarded to the "Courier" office, or to Commander W. J. Weatherill, Victory Chambers, Queen Street.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 18 July 1924.
The headstone on the grave of Able Seaman W. J. Harrhy, who was accidentally drowned in the Brisbane River during the visit of the Special Service Squadron, was provided by generous readers of the " Courier," and unveiled at the Toowong Cemetery last Sunday.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 12 August 1924.
|Address:||Frederick Street, Portion 4 Section 16 Grave 4, Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, 4066|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.4775|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-April-1924|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-April-1924|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 10th August, 1924|
Erected by the Queensland Naval Service
And friends in kindly memory of
Able Seaman W J HARRHY of H.M.S. Dauntless
Born 6 August 1892
Accidently drowned in the Brisbane River
On Good Friday 18th April 1924
During the visit of the
British Special Service Squadron