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The headstone at the grave commemorates Thomas Winterbine who died in 1924 at the age of 35 years. It was erected by the Newcastle Coal Trimmers. 

The funeral of Mr. Thomas Winterbine took place from the residence of his sister, Mrs. E. Johnson,  145 Gibb-street, Carrington, yesterday afternoon. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends, including members of the Newcastle Coal-trimmers' Federal Union, and Newcastle branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers League. The pall-bearers were Messrs. W. Farrar, P. Burgess, J. Jenkins, I. Williams, S. Jordan, and J. Curtis. The interment was made in the Church of England portion of Sandgate cemetery. The Rev. W. E. K. Burkltt officiated. Tho "Last Post" was sounded at the graveside by Bugler Marrion, of the 35th battalion.
Newcastle Sun (NSW), 31 July 1924.

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 72; Plot 109, 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

Thomas Winterbine

Dearly beloved husband of Winifred M WInterbine

Died 29th July 1924

Aged 35 years.

Erected by the Newcastle Coal-Trimmers as a tribute to the memory of their late comrade

Source: MA
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