James Burns had been an inmate at the hospital for
twelve months, suffering from phthisis and a chill recently contracted was the cause of his death. He was an old prospector and was well-known throughout the Murchison and Lake Darlot fields.
In a final gesture of gratitude, James Burns bequeathed £50 to the Hospital Fund.
He is buried in the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery, plot number 28.
Probate was granted to Patrick Burns, of Kirkalocka Station, Yowergabbie, near Mount Magnet, who was a shearer and brother of James.
Parents:Mary (nee Carroll) and Thomas BURNS
Birth Details:Circa 1858 Ballarat, Victoria
Death Certificate:10/1915, Black Range
State Records Office: James Burns AU WA S34 cons3403 1916/030 Item - Part of FILES - PROBATE