Nine miles from The Tunnel burials

The following information was drawn from the public record ( as well as a privately compiled document titled Gogango District Cemeteries Burials and Monumental Descriptions.

The late Jim Dobbs, who farmed at Boolburra west of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, gave me the document. Where I’ve been able to identify the location of cemeteries, I have included a map reference.

The information may be useful to family researchers but comes with the warning that there may be errors and omissions as well as incomplete details. In some cases I have added newspaper references that support burial details.

Nine miles from The Tunnel details follow:

Death registration: Helen Cronshaw Death date: 05/03/1916 Mother’s name: Catherine Couper Father/parent’s name: William Mackay Registration details: 1916/C/1283

Death registration: Thomas Cronshaw Death date: 05/03/1916 Mother’s name: Elizabeth Crossley Father/parent’s name: George Cronshaw Registration details: 1916/C/1282

 Nine miles from THE   TUNNEL   near GRANTLEIGH
 Surname  Christian   name/s  Death    date  Burial  Age  Parents/notes   ref  Location
 #CRONSHAW  Helen  05/03/1916  05/03/1916  32  William   Mackay/Catherine   Couper  1916/C/1283
 #CRONSHAW  Thomas  05/03/1916  05/03/1916  32  George/Elizabeth   Crossley  1916/C/1282

#This couple went missing in scrub near The Tunnel and died of thirst. Bodies found 8 days later near Grantleigh. See newspaper report