Ernest “Ernst” August BACKHAUS

Age at Death65

Date Of Death23 January 1920 : Reg Coolgardie 3/1920

Place Of BirthGoldbach, Germany


Name Of Mine On Which Last Employed
London GM, Kunanalling, near Coolgardie, Western Australia

Diagnosis or cause of accident
Accidently killed by a fall of earth at London Goldmine, Kunnunalling.

Falls of Ground.
At the London Gold Mine, Coolgardie Goldfield, a man was killed while working in an open cut through a piece of stone weighing about 15 tons falling on him. The open cut was about nine feet deep. A verdict of accidental death was given by the Coroner's jury. (275/20.).
- Mines Department report 1920

Place Of Burial
Coolgardie Cemetery, Western Australia

Submitted by
Eric Chamberlain - Volunteer


Cause of Death
Mine Accidents

Other Information

BACKHOUSE.— The friends of the late August Backhouse are. respectfully notified that his remains will be removed from the Coolgardie Government Hospital this day (Monday), at 11 a.m., for interment in the Anglican portion of the Coolgardie Cemetery.— W.Strother, Undertaker

NAME: Ernst August Backhaus ESTIMATED BIRTH YEAR: 1870 AGE: 28 BIRTH PLACE: Goldbach, Germany DATE ARRIVED: 1891 NATURALIZATION DATE: 22/02/1898