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The plaque at the gravesite commemorates Constable James Edmund Kay who died of typhoid while serving as a member of the Police Force on the 24th May 1896.

Kanowna. Constable Kay, one of the local police, died in the general hospital on Sunday and was buried on Tuesday. Kay arrived here on January 17. He was ill only a few days. The cause of death was typhoid. The deceased was highly respected and a large number of miners attended the funeral.
Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 30 May 1896.

The Graves Project of the Western Australia Police Historical Society aims to locate the graves of pioneer police officers who gave a lifetime of honourable service to this State.


Address:Kanowna Old Cemetery, Off Wills Street, Kanowna, 6431
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.606105
Long: 121.599566
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st April, 2006
Front Inscription

Name                James Edmund Kay
Date Of Birth     1863
Date Joined       16th December 1895
Date Of Death    24th May 1896

Died In Service

                           Friends of the 
   Eastern Goldfields Cemeteries Inc.

Source: MA
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