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Tombstone erected by the employees of Sell's Brothers Circus in memory of William Charles Head who was killed in a workplace accident on the 6th January 1892.

William Charles Head was an employee of Sell's Brothers Circus. On the 6th January 1892, he was attaching streamers to the top of the circus tent for decorative purposes. He had finished his work and was sliding to the ground when he burst the canvas and fell to the ground hitting his head and was killed instantly. At his inquest ,a verdict of accidental death was recorded.

Location

Address:College Crescent, Melbourne General Cemetery, Parkville, 3052
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.791811
Long: 144.961975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:06-January-1892
Actual Event End Date:06-January-1892

Dedication

Front Inscription

       WILLIAM CHARLES HEAD
NATIVE OF MALMSBURY WILTSHIRE ENGLAND
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AT MELBOURNE
          6TH JANUARY 1892,
           AGED 20 YEARS.

ERECTED BY THE EMPLOYES (sic) OF
         SELLS BROS CIRCUS
        AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT.

                    – WILL –

Source: MA
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