Carroll, Patrick

Personal Details

First namePatrick
Place of birthCounty Tipperary, Ireland
Date of death30/01/1885
Place of deathLandsborough River
Age at death28 years
Cause of death

Died from Drowning


Son of Daniel Carroll

Cemetery Record

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LocationOld Cemetery

Dr Overend was present when the body was recovered. An inquest was held by C R Klugh JP on the 31 January 1885. Thomas Murray the Sergeant of Police at Muttaburra was the informant.

Charles Clayton buried Patrick on the 31 January 1885 in the Muttaburra Cemetery with Martin Tobin and Thomas Murray as witnesses. [Source: Death Certificate]


It was reported by telegram on Monday to the Commissioner for Police by Sub-inspector John Ahern, Muttaburra, that on Friday afternoon last a man named Patrick Caroll native of County Tipperary, Ireland, was drowned in the Landsborough River. He was endeavouring to cross the river on horseback, when he was drowned in view of several persons on the opposite bank. The body was recovered almost immediately after the sad occurrence.

[Source: Cite: – The Brisbane Courier – Wednesday 4 February 1885 – Page 5 of 8]