Dedication of headstones at Bencubbin Cemetery

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I had the privilege of dedicating new headstones for unmarked graves in the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian sections of the Bencubbin Cemetery. We also had the ministers from the Catholic and Anglican churches. It was a profound experience with many families travelling up for the occasion. Most were very old graves of the early settlers and sandalwood cutters, or graves of infants but Len Cargeeg had since 2007 researched each one and could tell a brief story of each person. – there were about forty in total. One was of a couple who had served in the Medical Corps in WWI but who only met on the ship returning to Australia. Corporal Arthur Gilbert Forrester DCM MM was probably the most decorated Medical Corps person from WWI. He died in 1940 from complications caused by mustard gas. His son attended the ceremony wearing his Dad’s medals. There are pictures on the church website.

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  1. Dear Sir,

    It has recently come to my notice that there has been a Dedication of Headstones at the Bencubbin Cemetery and I am interested in any information on George Thomas Fragel and his wife Lillias Law Fragel and am wondering if, as stated in the abovemented article, that Mr Len Cargeeg may have some information on these people.

    As you can see my surname is Fragall which is a variant of Fragel and as the family historian I am always chasing information. George Thomas Fragel is in fact the second cousin three times removed of my late husband Arthur Fragall.

    I am sincere in my quest and hope that you can put me in contact with Mr Carceeg either by forwarding my message or by giving me some contact information for him.

    I do know that George and Lillias Fragel married in Victoria and had at least one daughter but would be interested to know more about this family. Where they lived, what they did for a living etc.

    Any assistance you can give would be most appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Suzanne Fragall
    Ballajura. WA
    sfragall@bigpond.com

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