Robert Hector Sinclair

Male 1887 - 1913  (26 years)


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  • Name Robert Hector Sinclair 
    Born 1887  Stanley, Victoria, Austrlaia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 12 Apt 1913  Chillagoe Cemetery , Chillagoe, Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sinclair, Robert Hector, d. 1913, R.C., Plot #216
      (Chillagoe Cemetery (Chillagoe, Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Australia)
      Inscription
      Cemetery: Chillagoe General
      Family Name: Sinclair
      Given Names: Robert Hector
      Birth Date:
      Death Date: 1913
      Age:
      Remarks: son/George Hector & Margret Julia (North)
      Portion: RC
    Died 10 Apr 1913  Chillagoe District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Robert Hector Sinclair
      Death Date: 10 Apr 1913
      Death Place: Queensland
      Father's Name: George Hector Sinclair
      Mother's name: Margret Julia North
      Registration Year: 1913
      Registration number: 001704
      (Queensland Death Register 1829-1961

      Robert was 25 years 10 months 5 days. He died of Haemorrhage and shock result of accident in Chillagoe Works. Crushed in cog wheels of roller mill
      (Source: Death Certificate, courtesy of David Troedel)

      TELEGRAMS
      MARYBOROUGH, April 10.
      CHILLAGOE, April 10.
      A man named Sinclair was killed at the Reduction Works last night. He was dreadfully mutilated, and died on the way to the hospital.
      The Northern Miner, Charters Towers, Qld., Friday, 11 April 1913

      VICTIM OP ACCIDENT.
      CHILLAGOE. April ll.
      The funeral of the man Sinclair, who was, killed at the works, took place to-day. An enquiry will be held at a date not fixed, the Warden being away on inspection.
      Cairns Post, Qld, Saturday, 12 April 1913

      CHILLAGOE NOTES.
      The smelters were the scene of another fearful accident on Thursday morning last, when a young man named It. R. F. Sinclair, 23, was drawn into the cap of the ball mill at the
      H.H. plant, and so terribly tangled that he died an hour afterwards. No One was near at hand to witness the
      occurrence, but his mate, hearing his screams, had the machinery stopped, and it took about half an hour to extricate him from the machine. In ?October last H. S. Fraser was killed in the cogs of the Dwight Lloyd plant,
      being badly crushed. Accidents of tills description are perhaps inseparable from the carrying on of big
      power plants.
      The smelters have been closed down for the past three weeks, and the town is dull in consequence. It is stated on good authority, however, that the lead furnace will be in commission on Monday next, and the copper furnace
      shortly after. Shipments of ore have increased so much recently that difficulty is being experienced in placing
      it convenient to the furnaces.
      The Northern Miner, Charters Towers, Qld.,Friday, 18 April
      1913

      CHILLAGOE NOTES.
      On Thursday last t#o enquiries were held at the local Court House before, warden Tregear, into accidents that have occurred recently at the Reduction works. The first was
      the case of Patrick Moroney, who was seriously injured on 22 February last. He was climbing on the bank at the back of the ore bins when he fell and broke his leg badly.
      The second enquiry was into the case of the death of Robert Reotor Sinclair, which occurred on April l0th. The evidence was to the effect that Sinclair was taken from the rock breaker of the H.H. plant, on that date in a terribly mangled condition. No one could say how he got in and his mate had the machinery stopped on account of hearing his screams of distress. As usual in these enquiries the findings are nor made public but are sent to the mining mines Department.
      The Northern Miner, Charters Towers, Qld., Friday, 16 May 1913

    Person ID I9577  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2017 

    Father Hector George Sinclair,   b. 19 Sep 1860, Indigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1938, Caulfield, Victoria., Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Julia North,   b. 1864, Picton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1888, Stanley, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 1884  Campbelltown District, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: George H Sinclair
      Spouse Name: Margaret J North
      Marriage Date: 1884
      Marriage Place: New South Wales
      Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
      Registration Year: 1884
      Registration number: 4198
      (New South wales Marriage Index 1788-1961)
    Family ID F3277  Group Sheet


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