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Cerberus Torpedo Incident Memorial : 29-August-2011
Cerberus Torpedo Incident Memorial : 29-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Myles Dowling

The memorial erected over the grave commemorates five sailors of the H.M.V.S. Cerberus who were killed when a cylinder filled with gunpowder exploded during a drill in 1881.

The inscription on the front of the monument is weathered, and a newer copy of it has been installed on the back of the monument.


Address:Champion Road, Williamstown Cemetery, Williamstown, 3016
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.854123
Long: 144.881222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:05-March-1881
Actual Event End Date:05-March-1881


Front Inscription

     The Memory Of

Robert. S. Groves, Gunner R.N.
William Barnes, L.S.
James Hunter, A.B.
James Wilkie, A.B.
Harry Timberly, A.B.
Of H.M.V.S. Cerberus
Who Lost Their Lives In The
Torpedo Accident Off Queenscliff
   5th March 1881
Ready Aye Ready

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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