In Loving Memory
My Dear Husband
27th Jany 1917
The deceased died in a mine accident at Ularring prospecting area No 445. killed by a fall of earth. He was slightly deaf and is thought not to have heard the ground "creak", a sound all miners are attuned to, which warns them of an imminent fall.
The death was certified in writing by his wife, Lydia Boundy. The deceased had spent 18 years in Victoria before arriving in Western Australia.
Robert James was the fifth of seven children born to Jessie and John Henry Boundy. Robert's siblings were: Mary Pook born 9 October 1875 at Castlemaine, Victoria (Birth Registration 21623/1875, Castlemaine), died 3 November 1875 (Death Registration 12660/1875) aged 25 days; Maude Jane Pook born 28 November 1877, Malmsbury (Birth Registration 3725/1877, Malmsbury); Arthur John Malcolm born 17 November 1878 at Malmsbury; Ethel Louisa born 14 January 1881 at Malmsbury (Birth Registration 4010/1881, Malmsbury); Jessie Allanvale born 24 March 1886 at Malmsbury (Birth Registration 11683/1886, Malmsbury); Eva Selina Brew born 12 March 1888 at Malmsbury (Birth Registration 22105/1888, Malmsbury) died 29 May 1890 at Malmsbury (Death Registration 8077/1890, Malmsbury).
The deceased's father, John Henry Boundy, was Mayor of Malmsbury in Victoria from 1883 to 1884 and Manager of the Queens Birthday Mine.