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Phineas Davis
Phineas Davis

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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.

Location

Address:Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australian Naval Memorial Garden, North Adelaide, 5006
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.91412
Long: 138.600571
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:29-December-1885
Actual Event End Date:29-December-1885
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Dedication

Front Inscription

Sacred to the Memory
              of
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.
       Aged 20.

Erected By His Shipmates
And Naval Reserve

Plaque: 

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.

Source: MA,ACPH
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