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Additional Info re George Frederick Cant
George Frederick Cant b 1867 Brightlingsea mariner was part of the crew of a Sydney-built ship the 'Era' that was owned by Winter, Brandt & Co., of Fremantle. He was drowned, presumed fallen overboard from the fishing boat ‘Era’ during the night of Monday 26 June 1905 while the ship was anchored in harbour. The body was discovered by means of pouring oil on the surface and recovered from the bottom on the Thursday. He was known to the crew as Frederick Carter. (see extracts from The Geraldton Express and Murchison and Yalgoo Goldfields Chronicler of Friday 30 June 1905, page 7)
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