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Burial Location:Davyhurst  (details...)
Occupation: Miner - Cyanide Operations; Labourer
Place of Death: Davyhurst
Date of Death: 07 April 1908
Date of Burial:08 April 1908
Age:54 years
Cause of Death:Suffocation by fall of earth
OGM Ref#: 1357


After heavy rain, a 12ft high bank of slime collapsed over Walters' tent, burying him. Mr. Walters was carrying on cyanide operations at Daveyhurst, and was living in a tent that had been erected up against a bank of slimes 12 feet high. It had rained during the day and as the party was leaving for another place in the morning, Mr. Walters' brother got up during the night to have a look at the fire. When replenishing it, he heard a noise, and looking round was horrified to find that the mass of slime had collapsed and had fallen over the tent, burying Mr. Walters, his own son just escaping. Efforts were at once made to rescue Mr. Walters, and eventually he was brought out, but only lived three minutes afterwards. The deceased had lived for 44 years in Victoria before moving to Western Australia. He left £100 to William John Weldon Walters.
Parents:Martha (nee McCABE) and Joseph WALTERS (House furnisher)
Spouse:Catherine SCOTT
Marriage Details:1877, Stawell, Victoria; Marriage Registration 5001/1877, Victoria
Children:Marion Martha born Pleasant Creek 1878; Frances Lilian born Stawell, 1882; Elsie Scott born in Horsham, 1887, all in Victoria
Birth Details:Circa 1854, Melbourne, Victoria; Birth Registration 1746/1854, Horsham, Victoria
Death Certificate:12/1908, North Coolgardie
State Records Office: AU WA S34- cons3403 1908/202 Title Gilbert Walters Date(s) - (Accumulation)