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30-August-2013
30-August-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:Lower Hilgay Road, Cemetery, Coleraine, 3315
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.5977
Long: 141.66319
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

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.

Plaque

This memorial was renovated by residents and former inhabitants of Coleraine 1947

Back Inscription

Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy

Source: MA,RHSV
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