Lions build memorial for young boy
Brunswick Lions Club recently held a memorial service to commemorate a lone grave on a Brunswick farming property.
Riley Ingram Morgan died of diphtheria at the age of five in the early 1900s.
His family were living in a tent in Worsley at the time, but did not want to take him back to the camp in case of infection, so instead, buried him near a stand of trees.
On November 16, members from the Brunswick Lions Club donated a plaque in Riley’s honour.
“Fred Talbot, who is one of our long-standing members, undertook an extensive amount of research into young Riley’s death,” president Andy Dalton said.
“At one of our club meetings, Ken Hart raised the idea to place a rock with a plaque dedicated to Riley.”
Mr Talbot’s wife, Judy, said it was a special way to commemorate the young boy.
“A poem specially written for the occasion was also read at the ceremony, and now with a dedicated plaque, Riley has been properly acknowledged,” Mrs Talbot said.
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