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The tombstone commemorates Allan Ross who was accidentally killed when he fell down a mine shaft in 1897.

Allan Ross was a prominent athlete and footballer who was killed on New Years Day 1897 when he fell from No 9 platform to No 10 shaft a distance of 30 feet. He was 26 years old.


Address:Gregory Development Road, Section 27, 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:01-January-1897
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1897


Front Inscription

In memoriam

Allan Ross

Born Ceddes, Nairnshire Scotland.

Accidentally killed through falling down Mills United Mine.

1st January 1887.

Aged 26 years.

This monument is erected by his sisters and brothers, also members of the Football Club, his workmates and friends as a token or respect.

As the ivy cling to the oak,
So our hearts cling to thee.

Source: MA
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