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25-December-2019
25-December-2019

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The headstone erected at the grave, commemorates John Forman, a seaman who accidentally drowned in August 1909.

A SAILOR DROWNED.
NEWCASTLE, Friday. 
A seaman named John Forman, employed on the steamer Waitemata, which is lying in the inner basin, fell into the harbour this evening, and was drowned. He was going on board the steamer when he overbalanced, and fell into the water. The body has not yet been recovered. 
(Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 14 August 1909)
 

 

Location

Address:Maitland Road , Sandgate Cemetery, Sandgate, 2304
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.869167
Long: 151.706111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:13-August-1909
Actual Event End Date:13-August-1909

Dedication

Front Inscription

Erected to the Memory of
       JOHN FORMAN
Seaman On The S. S. `Waitemata` 
Accidentally Drowned Newcastle
Harbor 13th August, 1909,
       Aged 33 Years.

Erected By His Sorrowing Shipmates
One Shall Be Taken And The Other Left
Nothing In My Hand I Bring,
Simply To Thy Cross I cling.


 

 

 

Source: MA
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