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Memorial erected by shipmates commemorates Phineas Davies who was killed by a premature explosion at the Glenelg Commemoration day in 1885.
|Address:||Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australian Naval Memorial Garden, North Adelaide, 5006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.91412|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||29-December-1885|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-December-1885|
Sacred to the Memory
PHINEAS PHILIP DAVIES,
A.B. H.M.C.S. PROTECTOR.
Killed By Premature Explosion
Of A Cartridge When Firing Salute
At Glenelg Commemoration Day
28th DECEMBER 1885.
Erected By His Shipmates
And Naval Reserve
This tombstone marked the site of the
grave of Phineas Davies in Cheltenham
Cemetery for 100 years and was claimed
by the Royal Australian Navy in December
1986. It was installed as the headpiece of
the South Australian Naval Memorial
Garden at HMAS ENCOUNTER until the
Garden was relocated to its present site
in April 1995.