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The headstone at the grave commemorates John McCarter who died in 1928 at the age of 67. The headstone was erected by the Newcastle Coaltrimmers Federal Union.

Note: Coal trimmers were the waterside workers who loaded coal as cargo and into bunkers on steam ships. The union became the Newcastle Coal Trimmers Branch of the Waterside Workers' Federation in 1921.



Address:Maitland Road, Presbyterian; Section 8NW: Plot 65, Sandgate Cemetery, Sandgate, 2304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.869167
Long: 151.706111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Erected by the Newcastle Coaltrimmers Federal Union

As a tribute to the memory of their late comrade              In loving memory of

John                                                                                  Elizabeth

Beloved husband of Elizabeth McCarter                           Beloved wife of John McCarter

Died May 10th 1928                                                           Died 22nd Sept 1929

Aged 67 years.                                                                    Aged 66 years.

"Your end came sudden father dear                                    Whom God hath joined together
It made us weep and cry
And oh it was so hard to think you did not say goodbye."   John McCarter

                                                                                             Died 25th May 1967

                                                                                            Aged 83 years.

Source: MA
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