Thomas Phillips

Thomas Phillips (1886-1950) was born in Bream and started work at the age of 13 at the old iron ore mine at Brockhollands, near Bream. Two years later he went to Flourmill Colliery and worked for the Princess Royal Company for forty-four years on the coal face. He married Rosa Pearce in 1910 and had two children. He was elected treasurer of Bream Labour Party in 1920. He was treasurer of Bream FDMA Lodge during the 1926 lockout and was elected secretary in 1928.

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