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The grave commemorates George Bell who was accidently killed at the railway yards in 1904.

George Bell was an acting shunter and employee of the Railway Department for a number of years. His hat blew off and it is thought in an effort to retrieve it he overbalanced and fell between the railway trucks which passed over him. He was 27 years old.

George had been a resident of Charters Towers for about 15 years and his funeral was attended  by members of the Railway Department, the Federal Football Club and the Rover Cricket Club.


Address:Gregory Development Road, Section 23, Cemetery, Charters Towers, 4820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.044167
Long: 146.245556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:19-March-1904
Actual Event End Date:19-March-1904


Front Inscription

In loving memory of George Archibald,

Beloved son of R. K. & J. W. Bell.

Accidently killed at the Railway Station while on duty, 19th March 1904 in his 27th year.

The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away
Blessed be the name of the Lord .

Erected by his fellow workmen

Source: MA
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