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Re: Sarah Hodgkins death
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 24 October 15 01:44 BST (UK) »
Melbourne General Cemetery is not 7 miles from Richmond, more like 3 to 4 miles....perhaps the figure has been mistranscribed.  Certainly took me on a merry chase trying to find another cemetery. :)  Only two main cemeteries in 'Melbourne' in 1854 - the Old Melbourne Cemetery [under the Queen Victoria Market] and the Melbourne General Cemetery at Carlton.

From my resource...

Interred at the Melbourne General Cemetery, Church of England, Section A, Grave Number blank.

HODGKINS
Sacred to the memory of
Sarah
the beloved wife of Color Sergt. Fredk. HODGKINS
12th Regiment
who departed this life on the 12th Dec, 1854 aged 24 years
Much and justly regretted
also
Mary Ann Eugenie
their daughter
who died 13 Jan 1855,
aged 5 months.

The resource was published in 1989.

Perhaps the deaths were recorded by the 12th Regiment.

Cheers
Cando
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Re: Sarah Hodgkins death
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 24 October 15 08:02 BST (UK) »
Oh Cando..Thank you so much. All I wanted to know is what Fred put on her gravestone and now I do.This has been my first venture with Rorschach..Sorry if I got posts in wrong places but have gained valuable information. Thanks again.

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Re: Sarah Hodgkins death
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 24 October 15 08:43 BST (UK) »
Margaret you haven't posted in 'wrong' places....I only linked this thread so the kind chatter who has offered to take photos of headstones in Melbourne cemeteries will have the location information. 

I do hope the headstone is still standing or there.  The resource I mentioned was compilied in 1989.  Like all cemeteries, headstones which are a danger to the public are often laid down or removed.  MGC is a large cemetery too.

All the best :)

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Re: Sarah Hodgkins death
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 24 October 15 08:49 BST (UK) »
Church of England  Section A has Reference H 19

http://mgc.smct.org.au/Assets/Files/Melbourne%20Cemetry_V3_DPMG%20-%20FINAL.pdf

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