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03-March-2016
03-March-2016
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Plaque erected in memory of Cecil Carey Downton who was accidentally killed in Wales in 1916.

Mr Carey Downton, of Eden on Monday morning last, received the sad news by cable of the death of his youngest son, Cecil, at Cardiff, Wales on March 21. Deceased, who was a member of the crew of the s.s. Brooklet, a supply ship to the British navy, was engaged in loading cargo when he received the injuries which caused his death. Two other brothers are with the Australian expeditionary forces in Egypt. Cecil, who was only 18 years of age, was a very popular lad in Eden, where he had resided up to about two years since.  Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved relatives. 
Twofold Bay Magnet : and South Coast and Southern Monaro Advertiser (NSW), 3 April 1916. 

 

Location

Address:Calle Calle Street, St John`s Anglican Church, Eden, 2551
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.067058
Long: 149.910464
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:21-March-1916
Actual Event End Date:21-March-1916

Dedication

Front Inscription
      IN MEMORY OF
CECIL CAREY DOWNTON
                OF THE 
TRANSPORT S.S. HELMSDALE
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AT BARRY
                         (WALES) MARCH 21 1916  
             AGED 18 YEARS
           ERECTED BY THE 

LADIES AID AND SUNDAY SCHOOL     
Source: MA
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