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Barclay, Phillip Charles (Phil) (1898–1953)

from Tribune

The Secretary of the New South Wales Branch of the Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia, Philip Charles Barclay, died in Sydney on October 12 1953.

"Mr. Barclay held this position since it was created in 1942 following the amalgamation of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners and the United Operative Bricklayers' Trade Society of N.S.W. in that year," said Federal Secretary Frank Purse.

"For more than 20 years Mr. Barclay held official positions in the old Carpenters' union and its successor, the B.W.I.U., and championed the cause of one union for all building workers. He was for many years a member of the A.LP.," continued Mr. Purse.

At the time of his death Mr. Barclay was the publisher of the Union's newspaper the "Building Worker".

Though in ill health for a long while, Mr. Barclay continued to carry out his Union duties until he collapsed and was taken to hospital on October 9.

"Federal and State Offices of the Union closed for a day as a mark of respect to Mr. Barclay," Mr. Purse concluded.

Mr. Barclay was 54. He is survived by his widow and three daughters.

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  • death notice, National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), 14 October 1953, p 1

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'Barclay, Phillip Charles (Phil) (1898–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/barclay-phillip-charles-phil-32037/text39592, accessed 1 December 2021.

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