Outback Graves Markers

Henry George CASSIDY

Burial Location:Davyhurst  (details...)
Occupation: Inspector
Place of Death: Lights of Israel Lease, Davyhurst
Date of Death: 20 January 1917
Date of Burial:22 January 1917
Age:49 years
Cause of Death:Cyanide Poisoning
OGM Ref#: 0185
Headstone:OGM Aluminium
Monument Style: Inscribed shield-shaped headstone mounted on two short aluminium posts


Loving Memory
Died 20th Jany 1917
Age 49 years


The deceased died from cyanide poisoning, self-administered in a state of unsound mind from the effects of alcohol. A few years before, it was reported that George Cassidy had discontinued operations on the Light of Israel, being dissatisfied with the charge of 5s per -thousand gallons for fresh and salt water made by the Mines Department. At that time, Cassidy confined himself to public crushing with a Huntingdon mill, which seemed to be better patronised by the claim holders than the Government crusher.

Parents:Eliza (nee GALLAGHER) and William CASSIDY (Contractor)
Birth Details:20 August 1868, Queensland; Birth Reg.No. 1868/B/8967
Death Certificate:2/1917; District North Coolgardie