Areas of Interest Guide: Gregory Brown
This is grave number T446-C. These ‘areas of interest’ are marked on the entry signs in the cemetery.
Young Gregory Thomas Brown (1938-47) of Annerley was among the 16 people killed when a Labour Day picnic train, carrying about 500 passengers, crashed near Camp Mountain in May 1947. A further 38 people were injured. It remains Queensland’s worst rail disaster.
The train had been chartered by the Customs and Excise Social Club in Brisbane and was heading to a picnic ground at Closeburn when it came off the rails while travelling too fast on a curve in the track. Nine-year old Gregory was the youngest victim.
Nearby ‘Areas of Interest’
Joseph Espie Dods (doctor and war hero) – Portion 9A
Jane Hockings (first burial in the cemetery) – Portion 8A
Eliza Gray (piano teacher) – Portion O
Executed Prisoners – Portion 6B
Patrick Kenniff (hanged for murder) – Portion 6B
Arthur Cripps (boxing champion) – Portion M