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Burnett Morris Cohen (1857–1930)

The late Bernard [Burnett] Morris Cohen, whose death took place in Tamworth on Friday before his death expressed the wish to be buried next to his brother the late Mr. Harry Morris Cohen, solicitor, of Newcastle. His remains were brought from Tamworth by rail and the funeral left Wood, Coffil's mortuary chapel yesterday morning by road for the Jewish portion of Sandgate Cemetery. Rabbi Morris offliciated at the graveside, and eulogised the deceased as a man of upright character and sterling qualities. The late Mr. Colsen had been a resident of Tamworth for a great many years, and was held in the highest esteem. A large number of beautiful floral wreaths was sent from Tamworth and also several from Newcastle and Sydney. Amongst the mourners were Mr. Carl Cohen of Gosford (brother), and Messrs. Aubrey Cohen, Victor Cohen, and Mr. Hyman (who journeyed from Tamworth), Dr. Percy Cohen (West Maitland), and many well-known residents of Newcastle.

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'Cohen, Burnett Morris (1857–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


21 March, 1930 (aged ~ 73)
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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