DENHAM (or DENHOLM)
Date of service:
CE 28 017
Interments at location
Notes of interest
1888 - 1905
On Friday 21 December '18, there was an official unveiling of Jack Denham's headstone at the Warrnambool Cemetery. Jack was a 17-year-old sailor who lost his life when La Bella ran aground in the bay at Warrnambool.
Jack rested in an unmarked grave until authors of the series of 'Grave Tales' books, Helen Goltz and Chris Adams, researched historical records to reveal Jack's story and his place of burial. Further information can be found at https://www.gravetales.com.au"
More information about the wreck of the La Bella can be found at Victorian Collections: Click here
And the story in the Warrnambool Standard December 23 2018: Click here
Pictured from left to right Laurie Ferrier (nephew of William Ferrier), Helen Goltz, Harry Ferrier (grandson of La Bella hero, William Ferrier) Cr. Tony Herbert and Chris Goltz.
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