Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Parents' Outrage at Grave Attacks Call for Cemetery Security

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Parents' Outrage at Grave Attacks Call for Cemetery Security

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Byline: Doug Gillett

A DISTRAUGHT dad has called for heightened security at Bundaberg Cemetery after finding his baby son's headstone lying chipped and cracked metres away from his grave.

Graeme and Elizabeth Curnuck's son, James, died on December 16 last year aged just 10 months, from complications resulting from the rare chromosome condition Tn-Syndrome 13.

The couple place a single flower on top of the headstone each month in James's memory.

On Monday night, as the couple returned from a training session at the nearby SES Bundaberg headquarters, they stopped in at the cemetery.

But as Mr Curnuck made his way through the infant section, he noticed a number of gravesites had been vandalised and that his son's headstone was missing.

C[pounds sterling]Your heart sort of drops down into your stomach when you see that sort of thing,C[yen] he said.

The headstone had been reefed from its cement mounting and lay metres away from the grave with its bottom edges chipped and cracked. …

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