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The tombstone erected over the grave by the employees of Sell's Brothers Circus, commemorates William Charles Head who was killed in a workplace accident on the 6th January 1892.

William Charles Head was an employee of Sell's Brothers Circus. On the 6th January 1892, he was attaching streamers to the top of the circus tent for decorative purposes. He had finished his work and was sliding to the ground when he burst the canvas and fell to the ground hitting his head and was killed instantly. At his inquest ,a verdict of accidental death was recorded.


Address:College Crescent, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton North, 3054
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.791811
Long: 144.961975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:06-January-1892
Actual Event End Date:06-January-1892


Front Inscription

In memory of William Charles Head
Native of Malmsbury Wiltshire England

Accidentally killed at Melbourne
6th January 1892,
Aged 20 years.

Erected by the employes of Sells Bros Circus as a token of respect.

– Will –

Source: MA
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