Photos of Dedication of Headstones at Bencubbin Cemetery
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.