Outback Graves Markers

Arthur James MORGAN

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Engine Driver
Place of Death: Black Range Gold Mine, Sandstone
Date of Death: 14 December 1914
Date of Burial:15 December 1914
Age:46 years
Cause of Death:Mine Accident - fell under a driving wheel
OGM Ref#: 1256


The deceased was found with his head smashed under the driving wheel of the air-compressor. Apparently he had been dead for an hour when the body was discovered. It appeared as if the deceased, who was in bad health, had a fainting fit and fell under the guard rail, being then dragged under the wheel. His medical adviser tried to persuade him from continuing work, advice which was supported by fellow workers on the same shift. This being so, it was surmised that while about to fill his oil can, and when in a stooping position, he fell head foremost under the fly-wheel of the compressor and in such a manner as to have his head smashed to pulp. He was a very steady man and had been on the Murchison for a number of years. He had a brother living in Denmark at the time. The deceased is buried in plot number 29 of the Church of England portion of the cemetery. He left an estate valued at £295 to his brother, William John Morgan, who was born in April 1881 at Wrington, Somerset, England. The brothers were among 2 girls and 6 boys born in the family in Somerset, five of whom came out to Western Australia. Siblings - William John Morgan and George Henry Morgan; Ada Jane (Marshall); Lilian Emma (Pope)
Parents:Matilda (nee KING) and James George MORGAN
Birth Details:September qtr 1868 Axbridge District Somerset, England GRO Ref Vol 5c page 608
Death Certificate:14/1914, Black Range
State Records Office: Arthur James Morgan AU WA S59 cons3458 1915/152 Item - Part of APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (ORIGINALS)