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Thomas (Tom) Brierley (1860–1915)

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Thomas (Tom) Brierley (1860-1915) tobacco worker and trade unionist

Birth: 13 January 1860 in East Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, son of Samuel George Brierley, master mariner and brewer, born in Cheshire, England, and Irish-born Mary Ann, née Moore. Unmarried. Death: 2 August 1915 at Collingwood, Melbourne. 

  • Agent and honorary secretary of Australian Workers’ Union (AWU), Melbourne district committee for many years. Delegate to Melbourne Trades Hall Council. AWU representative on 8 Hour Committee. A ‘true soldier of the common good’.
  • Member of the Britannia Lodge, No. 984, Grand United Order of Oddfellows.
  • Survived by his mother and three sisters, with whom he had lived at Wellington Street, Collingwood.
  • Cause of death “malignant disease of stomach and asthenia”.

Australian Worker
(Sydney), 12 Aug 1915, p 22:

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Life Summary [details]


13 January, 1860
Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


2 August, 1915 (aged 55)
Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (stomach)

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