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John Bowden Burtinshaw (1861–1944)

Mr. John Bowden Burtinshaw died at his residence, 57 McKenzie Street, Lismore, on Friday, on his 83rd birthday. The late Mr. Burtinshaw was born at Preston, England, in 1861 and soon after coming to Australia in 1889 joined the staff of the Post and Telegraph Department, in which he served until he retired in May, 1926. At the time of retirement he held the position of Inspector in the Engineer's Branch. He is survived by four sons and three daughters, Messrs. William S. Burtinshaw (Sydney), Stanley Burtinshaw (Young), John E. Burtinshaw (Young), George B. Burtinshaw (Sydney), and Mrs. Dr. Stephens (Sydney), Mrs. Dr. Carl Turner (Newcastle) and Miss Bena Burtinshaw (Young). Mr. Burtinshaw's wife predeceased him 30 years ago.

Mr. Burtinshaw was buried in the North Lismore cemetery after a service in St. Andrew's Church of England, conducted by the Rev. R. L. Sanders. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. Harder, J. W. Irvine, E. Venn, E. C. Rankin, W. J. Gray and T. P. Winterton. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Will Riley and Son.

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19 May, 1861
Preston, Lancashire, England


19 May, 1944 (aged 83)
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

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