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23-November-2019
23-November-2019

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The headstone over the grave was erected in memory of Clifton S Smith who was killed in an industrial accident in 1926.  The headstone was erected by the employers and employees of V. C. S. P. Works.

CRUSHED BY CRANE,  FITTER'S LABOURER'S DEATH.
Clifton Slade Smith, aged 25 years, a fitter's labourer, employed at Vickers' Commonwealth Steel Products, Limited, Mayfield, and who lived at 155 Maitland Road, Mayfield, was fatally injured while at work yesterday morning.  About half past ten o'clock he was repairing the top of a steam hammer when a travelling crane jambed him against the steam pipes of the hammer, severely crushing him about the chest and causing internal injuries.

He was taken by the Newcastle Ambulance Transport Brigade to Newcastle Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival. The deceased was an Englishman, and had been in Australia only a little more than twelve months.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
7th October 1926

 

 

Location

Address:Maitland Road, Anglican_2, Section 122, Lot 20, 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:06-October-1926
Actual Event End Date:06-October-1926

Dedication

Front Inscription

Erected By The Employers, And Employees Of V. C. S. P. Works.

To The Memory Of
CLIFTON S SMITH
Accidentally Killed
October 6th 1926
Aged 25 Years
     At Rest

 

Source: MA
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