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23-December-2016
23-December-2016

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A plaque commemorates police orphan Frederick Griffiths.

Frederick Griffiths was only 16 when he died in late 1922, a fortnight after arriving in Melbourne from London with eight other Metropolitan and City Police orphans. His father had been a London policeman who was killed during World War One.  

Griffiths migrated at the invitation and sponsorship of Victorian police, but his new life was short-lived. He injured his knee during the voyage, and died of medical complications in January 1923.

Location

Address:Cemetery Road, Castlemaine General Cemetery, Campbells Creek, 3451
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.09363
Long: 144.199984
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2008
Front Inscription

           Sacred
             To
   The Memory Of 
FREDERICK CECIL GRIFFITHS
Formerly Of The
Police Orphanage London 
Died At Castlemaine
11th Jan 1923 Aged 16

Victoria Police Historical Society May 2008

Source: MA
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