Burial register ID: 6826
Surname: EVANS
First name: JOSIAH
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 26 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 24-Oct-1893
Date of burial: 26-Oct-1893

Block: 196
Plot: 46


In loving memory of Josiah

The beloved husband of

Lilian Mary Evans

Who was accidentally killed

At the Crown Roller Mills

Dunedin 24th Oct 1893

Aged 26 yrs

“A sudden change in a moment fell

no time to bid his friends farewell

think this not strange death happens unto all

today was mine tomorrow you may fall”.

Bio contributor: Researched by Jane Davidson

Josiah Evans (1867-1893)

In the late 1800s safety in the workplace was largely overlooked. On the 24th Oct 1893 the Crown Roller Mill of Dunedin suffered its worst recorded accident. Josiah Evans, the foreman at the mill, died of injuries he sustained through being caught in a revolving belt.

In today’s society there are more rules and regulations in place to prevent such fatalities.

There are 4 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
COLLINS ALBERT JAMES Unknown 07-Aug-1903 09-Aug-1903
COLLINS EMMA 56 Years 21-Apr-1892 23-Apr-1892
COLLINS JAMES 78 Years 28-Aug-1913 30-Aug-1913
EVANS JOSIAH 26 Years 24-Oct-1893 26-Oct-1893