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Arthur Henry Hampton (1870–1916)

Arthur Hampton, secretary of the Federated Boilermakers' Society (Sydney Branch), and one of the most prominent figures in the New South Wales industrial movement, died at St. Vincent's Hospital on March 21. He had been ill for five weeks with enteric and brain fever, which was the eventual cause of death.

Mr. Hampton, who was 46 years of age, had held every office in the Boilermakers' Society, and had been its secretary for the past four years. He represented his Union on the Labor Council, and had been a member of the executive of that body. He had also held the position of president of the Iron Trades Federation, had represented the Boilermakers on the Eight Hour Committee, at a number of Political Labor League Conferences, in the debates at which he had taken a prominent part, and at trade union congresses. Mr. Hampton had worked in the Railway Department as a boilermaker for about 25 years. He leaves a widow and two adult children. His son is a member of the Australian Expeditionary Forces, and recently left for Egypt.

Feeling references were made to the deceased unionist at the last meeting of the Labor Council, and by Judge Heydon in the Arbitration Court. He was recognised as a fearless advocate of working class views, and his death is a distinct loss to the Australian Labor movement.

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  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 March 1916, p 4

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


21 March, 1916 (aged ~ 46)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

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