Outback Graves Markers

Christopher WALLACE

Burial Location:Edjudina  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Edjudina Mine
Date of Death: 21 January 1903
Age:35 years
Cause of Death:Fall of Earth
OGM Ref#: 2073
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


When the fatal accident occurred, Wallace, who had, a day or two previously, finished a contract at the mine, and was only putting in a shift in place of one of the owners, was working at the 110ft level, about 120ft from the shaft, and 2ft from the last set of timber. Wallace was shovelling some mullock, when a piece of rock and mullock, weighing from l0cwt to 12cwt, came away and fell on him, breaking his shoulder and ribs and causing instant death. A verdict of accidental death was returned, no blame being attached to anyone. He died from shock and injuries to the heart and lungs.

Parents:Mary (nee DONOGHUE) and Peter WALLACE (Farmer)
Birth Details:Circa 1868, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Death Certificate:732/1903