Outback Graves Markers

William PIERCE

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: State Battery, Sandstone
Date of Death: 13 July 1945
Date of Burial:15 July 1945
Age:58 years
OGM Ref#: 1301


Mr Pierce died at his post at the State Battery whilst assisting the interests of Messrs Fisher and Parkinson's crushing. Mr Pierce spent most of his life prospecting in Sandstone. He was also a returned soldier from the last war. Service No 3444 11th Battalion AIF He was laid to rest in the same grave as that of his mother, Elizabeth, whom he buried approximately 22 years before. Elizabeth died of paralysis and stroke in 1923. She was 71 years of age. The mother and son rest in the Church of England portion of the Sandstone Cemetery, in plot number 35.
Parents:Elizabeth and William Bushell PIERCE
Birth Details:William born New Zealand 1887, Birth Reg.No.1887/16173
Death Certificate:1/1945, Black Range