Hill, John James

Personal Details

First nameJohn
Middle nameJames
Date of birth31/01/1888
Date of death07/03/1955
Place of deathMuttaburra Qld
Age at death67 years


John was a returned soldier

Cemetery Record

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LocationNorth Eastern
Grave number228
AddressAustralian Hotel
OccupationFencing Contractor
Date of funeral11/03/1955

Died from Shock, cardiac collapse, fractured sternum

The Central Queensland Herald – Thursday 10 March 1955
Floods Change Burial Plans
MUTTABURRA, March 8. Police tonight abandoned efforts to take a man’s body to Longreach for burial after being bogged and marooned by floodwaters for 24 hours.
The man was killed when struck by a truck in Muttaburra on Monday.
He was Jack Hill, 67, married, of Muttaburra, fencing contractor. Relatives asked that the body be taken to Longreach.
A contractor left Muttaburra with the body by truck on Tuesday, but became bogged 30 miles out on the Long reach road.
Muttaburra police carried the body back towards Muttaburra, using a dingy to cross flooded creeks. Tonight they brought the body the last eight miles on foot.
[Source: Floods Change Burial Plans. (1955, March 10). The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld.: 1930 – 1956), p. 4. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75436157]