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The headstone at the grave commemorates William Morris Jones who died in 1934 at the age of 83. It was erected by the Newcastle Coal Miners Branch of the Waterside Workers Federation.

The funeral of Mr. William Morris Jones left his late residence, Rodger Street Carrington, on July 8 for the Church of England Cemetery, Sandgate. Mr Jones was 83 years of age, and a native of Liverpool, England. He came to Australia as a young man, and followed the occupation of a coal trimmer for nearly 50 years retiring in 1922. His pall-bearers at the funeral were some of his old workmates of the Coaltrimmers` Union, Messrs W. Christensen, C. Pearce, Jno Busby and C.H. Hughes. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
19 July 1934.

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, Anglican_1; Section 30; Plot 56, 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

Newcastle Coal Miners Branch Waterside Workers Federation

As a tribute to the memory of their late comrade

William Morris Jones

Died 6th July 1934 , aged 83 years.


Source: MA
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