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Thomas Bolitho (1895–1928)

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Thomas Bolitho (1895-1928) miner 

Birth: 14 October 1895 in Broomfield, Victoria, son of William Bolitho, miner, born in Wendorn, Cornwall, England, and Emma, née Tilley, born in Ballarat, Victoria. Marriage: 4 August 1915 with Congregational rites in St James’s Manse, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, to Margaret Barnett, born in Ballarat. They had four daughters and one son. Death: 3 February 1928 in hospital at Broken Hill, New South Wales. 

  • Member, Workers Industrial Union of Australia (WIU of A) in Broken Hill. Active rank-and-file unionist.
  • ‘He had played a man's part in every struggle of the workers of Broken Hill to win improved conditions of employment’.
  • Gave his occupation as farmer on his marriage certificate. The certificate indicates that he was generally known as Thomas Bolitho Stone.
  • Anti-conscriptionist.
  • Cause of death pneumonia and pericarditis.

Barrier Daily Truth
(Broken Hill), 6 February 1928.

Additional Resources

  • funeral notice, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 3 February 1928, p 4
  • funeral, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 6 February 1928, p 1

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Bolitho Stone, Thomas

14 October, 1895
Broomfield, Victoria, Australia


3 February, 1928 (aged 32)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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