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Obelisk commemorates Charles Loxton who drowned in 1879 while attempting to rescue people in a flood.
Charles Arthur Loxton died while trying to save the lives of women and children in a disastrous flood at Coleraine in 1870 in which eleven people lost their lives. The grave was renovated in 1947 with funds subscribed to by residents and former residents of Coleraine.
|Address:||Lower Hilgay Road, Cemetery, Coleraine, 3315|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.5977|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
This stone was raised by the neighbourhood in grateful memory of Charles Arthur Loxton, drowned at the age of 22. The gallant escort to rescue helpless women and children surrounded by the waters of the disastrous flood which came suddenly on Coleraine at midnight of 28-29 October MDCCCLXX AN DNI. A priest.
This memorial was renovated by residents and former inhabitants of Coleraine 1947
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy