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25-December-2019
25-December-2019

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The headstone at the grave was erected in memory of Anthony Wigley, who was killed on the Waratah Homebush Railway in March 1887.

On Friday afternoon, Mr Vindin coroner, held an inquest at Eyre's Hotel, Hamilton into the circumstances attending the death of Mr. Anthony Wigley, overseer of Messrs Amos Brothers railway works at the Freshwater Creek extension, on the Gosford line. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased was standing on a waggon, when the train suddenly was put in motion, the result being that Mr Wigley was thrown on the rails, and several waggons (sic) passed over his body, killing him at once. Assistance was at once procured, and the body taken to Hamilton. The jury found a verdict of accidentally killed. 
Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW ),
8 March 1887.

 

Location

Address:Maitland Road , Anglican_1,Section 13, Lot 80, 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:03-March-1887
Actual Event End Date:03-March-1887
Designer:Lock & Doherty

Dedication

Front Inscription

        In
  Memoriam
ANTHONY WIGLEY
Who Was Accidentally
Killed On The Waratah
Homebush Railway
March 3rd 1887
Aged 43 Years.

Erected By His
Fellow-Workmen
As A Token Of Respect

Death To Him Short Warning Give
Therefore Be Careful How You Live

 

Source: MA
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