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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.
|Address:||Cemetery Road, Castlemaine Public Cemetery, Campbells Creek, 3451|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.09363|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||May-2008|
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