|Date of birth||31/01/1888|
|Date of death||07/03/1955|
|Place of death||Muttaburra Qld|
|Age at death||67 years|
John was a returned soldier
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|Date of funeral||11/03/1955|
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]