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John Hodge (Jock) King (1909–1977)

Tribune regrets that it has just learnt of the death in July of Jock [John Hodge] at the age of 68. Jock was the Secretary of the Western District Miners Federation for 23 years until his retirement in 1969. He also served as a communist alderman on the Lithgow Council for 10½ years.

Jock began work in the mining industry in Scotland. He was among union leaders jailed in 1949 during the coal strike and served seven weeks. He is survived by his wife, daughter and other relatives.

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8 May, 1909
Beath, Fife, Scotland


7 July, 1977 (aged 68)
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (lung)

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