Cwmtillery Colliery – List of Fatalities

Cwmtillery Colliery – List of Fatalities

Cwmtillery Colliery – List of Fatalities.
This list of deaths at the Cwmtillery Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers and Ancestry files. This page is fluid and will be updated as more information is received. Entries with an asterisk* after the date signify that the name and date was taken from Ancestry and cannot be verified with a newspaper report.   

1853.
Mr John Jones, age 20. Died – Saturday 29th October 1853. Cause of death – Mr Jones was crushed by the cage in the shaft.

Cwmtillery Colliery Explosion.
Wednesday 27th May 1857.
Mr Charles Merryfield, aged 58. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr Samuel Merryfield, aged 29. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Merryfield was the son of Mr Charles Merryfield.

Mr William Williams, aged 40. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr Jonas Brown, aged 52. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr John Hawkins, aged 51. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr John Silcox, aged 30. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr George Taylor, aged 58. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr William Wyatt, aged 58. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr Thomas Barwell, aged 18. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr Thomas Parry, aged 50. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Master John Jones (boy). Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr James Gregory. Died – Wednesday 27th May 1857. Cause of death – Explosion.

Those Badly Injured Though Survived.
Mr George Bence.
Mr Henry Clarke (later died).
Mr John Taylor.
Mr John Short.
Mr George Miller.
Master John Mason.

Mr Henry Clark, aged 40. Died – Thursday 4th June 1857. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Morgan was injured in the colliery explosion on Wednesday 27th May 1857 and was listed as a survivor. On page 7 of the Monmouthshire Merlin’s account of the explosion and official inquiry report it mentioned Mr Clarke as being injured though had survived. In the same edition on page 8 the newspaper reported that Mr Henry Morgan had died from the injuries he had received at the time of the explosion.

1860.
Mr John Whitcombe, aged 30. Died – 5th October 1860*. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Whitcombe was injured in a fall on the 1st October 1860 and died from his injuries on 5th October 1860.

1861.
Master William Emmerson,
aged 11. Died – Monday 21st January 1861. Master Emmerson was a doorboy and was run over by drams.

1863.
Mr John Evans, aged 30. Died – Monday 26th January 1863. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr James Gregory, aged 36. Died – Monday 26th January 1863. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Evans and Mr Gregory were working together and were both killed by a fall.

1864.
Mr William James, aged 50. Died – 18th January 1864*. Cause of death – Mangled by the incline engine at the colliery level.

1866.
Mr John Bagnell, aged 56. Died – Thursday 24th May 1866. Cause of death – An explosion

Mr Emanuel Bagnell, aged 19. Died – Thursday 24th May 1866. Death caused by an explosion. The Bagnell’s were father and son, both died in the same explosion. Mr John Williams a work mate survived the explosion though was badly burnt. Mr John Flook was also injured though also survived.

Mr John Kirkham, aged 45. Died – Thursday 12th July 1866. Cause of death – Mr Kirkham was a sinker and was struck by a falling stone that fell down the shaft.

1868.
Mr Richard Jones, aged 34. Died – Wednesday 29th July 1868. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr John Williams, aged 21. Died – Wednesday 29th July 1868. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones and Mr Williams were working together and were both killed by the fall of roof.

1869.
Master Abraham Owens, aged 15. Died – 11 August 1869*. Cause of death – Fall. Death reported to have been at the colliery level.

1870.
Mr Thomas Barnes, aged 57. Died – Thursday 24th April 1870. Cause of death – Mr Barnes had been badly burned by an explosion on the Saturday 9th April and died on Thursday 24th April 1870.

Mr Charles Poole, aged 20. Died – Saturday 29th October 1870*. Cause of death – Fall.

1871.
Mr George Francis Bendell, aged 25. Died – Monday 20th February 1871. Cause of death – An explosion.

Mr John Clark, aged 50. Died – Monday 19th June 1871. Cause of death – Fall.

1872.
Mr Charles Ackery, aged 48. Died – Thursday 25th April 1872*. Cause of death – Crushed by wagons on the surface of the colliery.

Mr Thomas Hooper, aged 40. Thursday 22nd August 1872. Cause of death – Crushed by drams.

Cwmtillery Colliery Explosion.
Saturday 5th April 1873.
Mr Thomas Owen, aged 26. Died – Saturday 5th April 1873. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr George Evans, aged 17. Died – Saturday 5th April 1873. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr James Matthews, aged 39. Died – Saturday 5th April 1873. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr James Connors, aged 42. Died – Saturday 5th April 1873. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr William Moore, aged 25. Died – Saturday 5th April 1873. Cause of death – Explosion.

Mr Henry Phillips, aged 24. Died – Saturday 5th April 1873. Cause of death – Explosion.

Those Badly Injured Though Survived.
Mr William Cobbett.
Mr John Leary.

1874.
Mr Joshua Powell, aged 28. Died – Thursday 26th March 1874. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Frederick Ludlow, aged 19. Died – 12th June 1874*. Cause of death – Fall.

1875.
Mr Samuel Talbott, aged 22. Died – Tuesday 30th March 1875. Cause of death – Fall.

Cwmtillery Colliery Explosion.
Monday December 18th 1876.
Mr Thomas Ashman, aged 33. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Ashman lived at 11 Clyn Mawr, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr John Jeffries, aged 39. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Jeffries lived at 3 Harris Houses, Cwmtillery.

Mr William Mason, aged 22. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Mason lived at 6 Clyn Mawr, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr Stephen Stephens, aged 25. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Stephens lived at 148 Club Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr Samuel Pritchard, aged 16. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Pritchard was the stepson of Mr Stephens and also lived at 148 Club Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr Thomas Miles, aged 24. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Miles lived at 110 West Bank, Cwmtillery.

Mr William Goodwin, aged 42. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Goodwin lived at 81 West Bank, Cwmtillery.

Mr William Goodwin, aged 15. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Goodwin was the son of Mr William Goodwin and also lived at 81 West Bank, Cwmtillery.

Mr Thomas Morse, aged 30. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Morse lived at 5 Palace Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr Henry Purnell, aged 38. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Purnell lived at 35 East Bank, Cwmtillery.

Mr George Stephens, aged 40. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Stephens lived at Lewis Row, Abertillery.

Mr Thomas Hunt, aged 31. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Hunt lived at 117 West Bank, Cwmtillery.

Mr Henry Eyres, aged 18. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Eyres lived at 161 Club Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr Seth Freeguard, aged 15. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Freeguard lived at 33 Clyn Mawr, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr Israel James Pike, aged 55. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Pike lived at Cobblers Tump, Abertillery.

Mr Alfred Moore, aged 41. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Mr Moore lived at 5 Clyn Mawr, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Master James Tyler, aged 15. Died – Monday December 18th 1876. Cause of death – Explosion. Master Tyler was step-son of Mr Alfred Moore and also lived at 5 Clyn Mawr, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

The Men and Boys Severely Burnt and Later Died.
Mr Robert Wellington, aged 17. Died – 19th December 1876. Cause of death – Effects of the explosion. Mr Wellington lived at Upper Rows, Cwmtillery.

Mr John Jones, aged 28. Died – 21st December 1876. Cause of death – Effects of the explosion. Mr Jones lived at Top Rows, Cwmtillery.

Master Charles Swain, aged 13. Died – 22nd December 1876. Cause of death – Effects of the explosion.

Mr Silas Cable, aged 17. Died – 23rd December 1876. Cause of death – Effects of the explosion.

Mr George Cable, aged 22. Died – 27th December 1876. Cause of death – Effects of the explosion.

Mr William Wakeley, aged 16. Died – 27th December 1876. Cause of death – Effects of the explosion.

Those Badly Injured Though Survived.
Mr William James Morgan aged 12.
Mr Charles Tyler aged 33.
Mr Thomas Roach aged 18.
Mr John Bethel aged 18.
Mr Daniel Samuel aged 30.
Mr Richard Jones aged 33.
Mr George Wakeley aged 18.
Master John Dando aged 14.
Master John Jones aged 15.
Mr William Flicker aged 22.
Mr James Dacey aged 25.
Mr William Lewis aged 27.

1877.
Mr William Jones, aged 26. Died – Saturday 20th October 1877. Cause of death – Fall.

1878.
Mr Robert Meredith, aged 39. Died – Wednesday 20th March 1878. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr John Morgan, aged 33. Died – Thursday 5th September 1878. Cause of death – Mr Morgan was working in the shaft and was killed by a descending cage.

Mr Elias Haynes, aged 38. Died – Thursday 21st November 1878. Cause of death – Mr Haynes was pushing a dram onto the cage at the bank and fell down the shaft.

1879.
Mr William Davies, aged 30. Died – Sunday 20th April 1879. Cause of death – Mr Davies was repairing the winder drum and was caught in machinery.

Mr David Blewitt, aged 14. Died – Wednesday 30th July 1879. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Paul Evans, aged 28. Died – Wednesday 3rd September 1879. Cause of death – Mr Evans was a sinker, while the bowk was being raised in the shaft Mr Evans fell out and fell down the shaft.

Mr Thomas Watts, aged 40. Died – Tuesday 4th November 1879. Cause of death – Mr Watts died from a burst blood vessel whilst working below ground at the colliery.

1880.
Mr James Gilson/Gibson, aged 31. Died – Wednesday 15th September 1880. Cause of death – Fall

1881.
Mr John Hazel, aged 41. Died – Wednesday 26th January 1881. Cause of death – Mr Hazel was a sinker and was killed by a fall from the side of the shaft.

Mr John Smith, aged 34. Died – Tuesday 3rd May 1881. Cause of death – Run over by a journey of drams.

1882.
Mr Owen Green. Died – Thursday 10th August 1882. Cause of death – Mr Green had been injured by a dram on the 9th January 1882, never fully recovered and died on Thursday 10th August 1882.

1883.
Mr William Aaron, aged 39. Died – 4th November 1883. Cause of death – Mr Aaron had been injured in a fall on the Tuesday 30th October 1883 and died Sunday 4th November 1883.

1884.
Mr William Culling, aged 40. Died – Saturday 10th January 1884. Cause of death – Mr Culling was crushed by a dram.

Mr John Weaver, aged 55. Died – Saturday 26th January 1884. Cause of death – Mr Weaver fell down the shaft.

Mr John Warfield. Died – Thursday 13th March 1884. Cause of death – Mr Warfield had been kicked by a horse on the 11th March 1884 and had received severe internal injuries from which he died on the Thursday 13th March 1884.

Master Alfred Moore, aged 11. Died Wednesday 2nd July 1884. Cause of death – Caught in machinery wheels.

1885.
Mr Edward Lewis/Lewes, aged 21. Died – Tuesday 3rd March 1885. Cause of death – Run over by a dram. Mr Edwards had been severely injured by the dram on Monday 2nd March 1885 and died the following day Tuesday 3rd March 1885.

1886.
Mr William Townsend, aged 16. Died – Wednesday 7th July 1886. Cause of death – Mr Townsend fell out of the cage and down the shaft.

1887.
Mr Joshua Jones, aged 68. Died – Saturday 30th April 1887. Cause of death – Run over by drams.

Mr George James, aged 19. Died – Monday 27th June 1887. Cause of death – Fall.

1888.
Mr John Milton, aged 46. Died – Thursday 6th January 1888. Cause of death – Run over by a railway truck. Mr Milton was also reported as being known as Mr John Court.

Master John Evans, aged 14. Died – Tuesday 17th July 1888. Cause of death – Fall.

1889.
Mr David Lloyd, aged 24. Died – Saturday 8th June 1888. Cause of death – Fell from the cage during an overwind into the headgear. Mr Lloyd and Mr Tanner were in the cage with a gang of workmates when the engine overwound the cage up into the headgear, they both jumped out though in panic miscalculated the distance, both jumped from the cage and down the shaft.

Mr John Tanner, aged 48. Died – Saturday 8th June 1888. Cause of death – Fell from the cage during an overwind into the headgear. Mr Lloyd and Mr Tanner were in the cage with a gang of workmates when the engine overwound the cage up into the headgear, they both jumped out though in panic miscalculated the distance, both jumped from the cage and down the shaft.

Mr William Hughes, aged 41. Died – Friday 4th October 1889. Cause of death – Fall. The fall buried Mr Hughes and Mr Alfred Reid though Mr Reid was rescued alive.

Mr William Saunders, aged 27. Died – December 1889. Cause of death – Mr Saunders was a sinker and fell down the shaft while working on the top of the pit bank.

1890.
Mr Joseph Holder, aged 64. Died – Saturday 11th October 1890. Cause of death – Fall.

1891.
Mr Charles Isles, aged 25. Died Tuesday 28th April 1891. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Thomas Morgan, aged 29. Died Friday 7th August 1891. Cause of death – Crushed by a dram.

1892.
Mr Joseph Eddy, aged 52. Died – Monday 25th April 1892. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr John Evans, aged 18. Died – Tuesday 22nd November 1892. Cause of death – Fall.

1893.
Mr Frederick Rabbit, aged 21. Died – Thursday 20th July 1893. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Hugh Roberts, aged 26. Died – Wednesday 8th November 1893. Cause of death – Fall.

1894.
Mr Thomas Gardener, aged 20. Died – Tuesday 16th January 1894. Cause of death – Mr Gardener fell from the journey and was crushed.

Mr Thomas Prosser, aged 68. Died – Monday 12th February 1894. Cause of death – Mr Prosser was severely injured when he was crushed by the buffers of a wagon on the colliery surface on Friday 10th November 1893 and later died from his injuries on Monday 12th February 1894.

Mr Thomas McNamara, aged 17. Died – Sunday 26th August 1894. Cause of death – Crushed by drams.

1895.
Mr John Allcock, aged 29. Died – Thursday 11th July 1895. Cause of death – No details. Mr Allcock lived at Hill Street, Blaenavon.

Mr Alfred Batten, aged 34. Died – Monday 4th November 1895. Cause of death – Mr Batten was severely scalded in a boiler accident on the surface of the colliery on Thursday 17th October 1895 and died from his injuries on Monday 4th November 1895.

Mr Enoch Hartshorn. Died – Wednesday 11th December 1895. Fell from the journey coming down the incline.

1896.
Mr Charles Ludlow, aged 18. Died – Friday 15th May 1896. Cause of death – Crushed by a journey.

Mr George Jones, aged 24. Died – Thursday 26th November 1896. Cause of death – Crushed by wagons on the surface of the colliery.

1897.
Mr William Shaw, aged 25. Died – Thursday 2nd September 1897. Cause of death – Fall.

1899.
Mr Edmund Lewis, aged 21. Died – Friday 4th August 1899 Cause of death – Run over by a dram.

Mr George Talbott, aged 25. Died – Thursday 10th August 1899. Cause of death – Struck on the head by a bar in an accident whilst turning over a dram. The accident happened the previous day on the Wednesday 9th August and Mr Talbott was attended to by Dr Muir though he never recovered from his injuries and died Thursday 10th August 1899.

1900.
Mr William Thorne, aged 17. Died – Friday 16th February 1900. Cause of death – Run over by a drams. Mr Thorne lived at Lewis Street, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr Price Williams, aged 61. Died – Thursday 22nd November 1900. Cause of death – Kicked by a horse.

Mr W. Cooper, aged 28. Died – Tuesday 20th November 1900. Mr Cooper had been injured in a fall on the 22nd June 1900 and died from his injuries on Tuesday 20th November 1900.

1902.
Mr Guiseppi Cavaciuti. Died – Wednesday 1st January 1902. Cause of death – Mr Cavaciuti had his leg crushed by a wagon on the surface of the colliery on the 27th December 1901. He had to have his leg amputated, gangrene set in and he had to have another operation though he had became really weak, he didn’t survive the procedure and died on Wednesday 1st January 1902. Mr Cavaciuti lived at 72 High Street, Blaina.

Mr Thomas George, aged 24. Died – Monday 20th October 1902. Cause of death – Crushed by a dram. Mr George lived at Blaenau Gwent.

1903.
Mr Albert Sidney Payne. Died – Thursday 5th March 1903. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Benjamin James, aged 20. Died – Saturday 3rd October 1903. Cause of death – Accident involving the cage. Mr James lived at Penybont, Cwmtillery.

Mr Walter Edwards, aged 53. Died – Wednesday 30th December 1903. Cause of death – A burst aneurism. Mr Edwards was found dead in the workshop. Mr Edwards lived at Club Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr George Howells, aged 29. Died – Saturday 31st December 1904. Cause of death – Mr Howells had been in an accident the previous March and never recovered. He died Saturday 31st December 1904.

1904.
Mr Jonathan Tippins, aged 53. Died – Wednesday 20th January 1904. Cause of death – Mr Tippins rushed onto the bond while in motion and was crushed between the cage and the girder-work. Mr Tippins lived at 7 Kings Head Cottages, Abertillery.

Master Charles Rees Pugsley, aged 16. Died – Thursday 28th July 1904. Cause of death – burnt in a lamproom accident.

Mr George Bryant, aged 27. Died – Thursday 4th August 1904. Cause of death – Shaft accident, Mr Bryant was hit by a spur-wheel falling down the shaft. Mr Bryant lived at East Side, Cwmtillery.

Mr Daniel Screen, aged 54. Died – Thursday 29th September 1904. Cause of death – Mr Screen had received an injury to the head from an earlier accident and never fully recovered. He collapsed at the colliery and died. A post mortem revealed Mr Screen had an heart attack.

Mr George Cresswell. Died – Saturday 12th November 1904. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Cresswell lived at Gray Street, Abertillery.

Mr George Howells, aged 29. Died – Saturday 31st December 1904. Cause of death – Mr Howells had been in an accident the previous March and never recovered. He died Saturday 31st December 1904.

1905.
Mr James Moreman, aged 73. Died – Thursday 23rd March 1905. Cause of death – Mr Moreman had received an injury from an earlier accident and never fully recovered.

Mr William Partridge. Died – Thursday 2nd November 1905. Cause of death – Died below ground.

Mr Amos Leonard Sargent, aged 19. Died – Tuesday 19th December 1905. Cause of death – Mr Sargent was caught in machinery.

1906.
Mr John Ball, aged 26. Died – Saturday 24th March 1906. Cause of death – Run over by drams.

Mr Sidney Cable, aged 19. Died – Tuesday 27th March 1906. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr John Davies, aged 19. Died – Thursday 23rd August 1906. Cause of death – Crushed by trucks on the surface of the colliery. Mr Davies lived at Penybont Road (Railway Terrace) Penybont, Cwmtillery.

Mr Carlo Casale, aged 25. Died – Tuesday 11th September 1906. Cause of death – Crushed by trucks on the surface of the colliery. Mr Casale lived at Gaen Street (Cardiff Road), Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

1907.
Mr Dennis O’Leary, aged 40. Died – Saturday 19th January 1907. Cause of death – Run over by trucks on the surface of the colliery.

Mr Edmund Gorman, aged 23. Died – Monday 21st January 1907. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Henry Morgan, aged 41. Died – Monday 10th June 1907. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Henry Bisdee, aged 40. Died – September 26th 1907. Cause of death – Mr Bisdee was injured by a fall of coal on 5th June 1907.lived in lodgings at 17 Oxford Street, Abertillery, he had been receiving compensation for the accident and the company stopped payment, he returned to Bristol where pleurisy set in and Mr Bisdee died from complications in September 26th 1907. The enquiry verdict was that his death had been accelerated by the accident.

1908.
Mr Alexander Parks, aged 40. Died – Friday 15th May 1908. Cause of death – Crushed by a wagon on the surface of the colliery.

Mr John Andrews, aged 35. Died – Saturday 21st November 1908. Cause of death – Mr Andrews fell into moving machinery at the colliery. Mr Andrews lived at 47 Alma Street, Abertillery.

1909.
Mr Thomas Dibbin, aged 49. Died – Tuesday 11th May 1909. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Dibbin lived at Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

1910.
Mr Walter Victor Brown, aged 19. Died – Thursday 19th May 1910. Cause of death – Mr Brown was run over by trucks on the surface of the colliery on the Wednesday 11th May 1910. He was taken to hospital on the Friday 13th May though never recovered, he died from his injuries on Thursday 19th May 1910. Mr Brown lived at Brookside Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr Benjamin James, aged 51. Died – Friday 21st October 1910. Cause of death – Mr James had an accident on Monday 15th August 1910, he never recovered and died on Friday 21st October 1910. Mr James lived at 169 Alma Street, Abertillery.

1911.
Mr William Henry Pound, aged 24. Died – Friday 20th January 1911. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Enoch Meek, aged 54. Died – Monday 13th February 1911. Cause of death – Fell into the sump at pit bottom and was crushed by the descending cage. There had been a shout of “Look out” while the men gathered at pit-bottom which alarmed the men and in a panic Mr Meek fell into the sump and was crushed.

Mr Albert Edward Massey, aged 26. Died – Friday 9th June 1911. Cause of death – Mr Massey a train driver was injured in the washery at the colliery on Saturday 13th May 1911, he never fully recovered and died on Friday 9th June 1911.

Mr Thomas Charles Reed, aged 17. Died – Wednesday 30th August 1911. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Reed lived at Blaenau Gwent Rows, Abertillery.

Mr Wyndham Jones. Died – Tuesday 5th December 1911. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones had been seriously injured in a fall on the Saturday 2nd December 1911, he never recovered and died on the following Tuesday 5th December 1911. Mr Jones lived at Victoria Street, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

1912.
Mr George Bennett, aged 24. Died – Monday 5th February 1912. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Bennett lived at Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr George Adams, aged 25. Died – Friday 24th May 1912. Cause of death – While Mr Adams was trying to get a dram into the cage the engineman raised the cage and Mr Adams fell into the sump.

Mr John James, aged 18. Died – Thursday 15th August 1912. Cause of death – Fall.

1913.
Mr Arthur Smith, aged 25. Died – Tuesday 28th January 1913. Cause of death – Mr Smith was run over by a wagon on the surface of the colliery on Tuesday 28th January 1913. He was taken to hospital though he died the same day. Mr Smith lived at 58 Tillery Street, Abertillery.

Mr Benjamin Lathon Griffiths, aged 28. Died – Friday 7th February 1913. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Griffiths was injured in a fall on the Thursday 6th February 1913, he died a day later on the Friday 7th February 1913. Mr Griffiths lived at 62 Alma Street, Abertillery.

1914.
Mr William Patten, aged 50. Died – Monday 25th May 1914. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Patten lived at 33 East Side, Cwmtillery.

1915.
Mr Benjamin Stone, aged 48. Died – Saturday 1st May 1915. Cause of death – Mr Stone had been severely injured in an accident on 16th June 1914 where he been left paralysed, he never recovered and died on Saturday 1st May 1915. Mr Stone lived at 23 Gray Street, Abertillery.

1916.
Mr Bert Williams, aged 21. Died – Monday 1st May 1916. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Williams lived at 36 Gladstone Street, Abertillery.

Mr Giuseppi Saccomani. Died – Wednesday 17th May 1916. Cause of death – Crushed by trucks on the surface of the colliery. Mr Saccomani lived at 61 West Bank, Cwmtillery.

1917.
Mr William Henry Cook, aged 19. Died – Saturday 3rd March 1917. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Cook lived at 3 Crook Hill, Cwmtillery. Mr Cook lived at 3 Crookhill, Cwmtillery.

Mr Henry James Smith, aged 24. Died – Sunday 8th April 1917. Cause of death – No details. Mr Smith was in an accident at the colliery on the Thursday 5th April 1917 and died from his injuries on Sunday 8th April 1917.

Mr Francis Napier Woodward, aged 18. Died – Wednesday 25th July 1917. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Woodward lived at 27 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Abertillery.

Mr Henry John Lee, aged 26. Died – Thursday 16th August 1917. Cause of death – Crushed by a journey of coal. Mr Lee lived at Hillside, Ty Bryn Hill, Abertillery.

Mr Alfred Vranch, aged 41. Died – Monday 22nd October 1917. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Vranch lived at 19 Duke Street, Abertillery.

1918.
Mr John Peake, aged 43. Died – Friday 29th March 1918. Cause of death – Mr Peake was run over by trucks on the surface of the colliery.

Mr William Percy Pearce, aged 35. Died – Wednesday 19th June 1918. Cause of death – Mr Pearce fell down the shaft.

Mr William John Lewis, aged 56. Died – Friday 16th August 1918. Cause of death – Mr Lewis was run over by a journey. Mr Lewis lived at 31 Gaen Street, Abertillery.

Mr Harold Lloyd. Died – Saturday 17th August 1918. Cause of death – Mr Lloyd received head injuries from a fall of roof. Mr Lloyd lived at Gwern Berthi Road, Cwmtillery.

1919.
Mr George Pritchard. Died – Saturday 24th May 1919. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Pritchard lived at 14 East Side, Cwmtillery. The fall also buried Mr James Baden Parry of 2 Powell Street, Abertillery and Mr Victor Allcock of Brookside Row, Cwmtillery though Mr Parry and Allcock was rescued alive.

Mr Thomas Jones, aged 70. Died – Tuesday 29th July 1919. Cause of death – Mr Jones was run over by a journey. Mr Jones lived at 5 Gladstone Buildings, Cwmtillery.

Mr Thomas Davies, aged 42. Died – Friday 5th September 1919. Cause of death – Complications following a fall of roof. Mr Davies was seriously injured in a fall on Friday 22nd August 1919 and taken to hospital, lock-jaw set in and he died two weeks later on Friday 5th September 1919. Mr Davies lived at Bristol Buildings, Cwmtillery.

1920.
Mr Joseph Bailey. Died – Monday 20th September 1920. Cause of death – Struck by timber. Mr Bailey lived at 52 Roberts Row, Cwmtillery.

1922.
Mr Thomas Blackmore. Died – Wednesday 19th April 1922. Cause of death – Mr Blackmore had been severely injured in a fall on Saturday 24th December 1921 and died from his injuries on Wednesday 19th April 1922. Mr Blackmore lived at 27 Neuadd Street, Abertillery.

1923.
Mr Hubert Chamberlain. Died – Wednesday 14th March 1923. Cause of death – Mr Chamberlain was crushed by wagons on the surface of the colliery on Tuesday 13th March 1923, he was taken to hospital though died from his injuries the following day on Wednesday 14th March 1923. Mr Chamberlain lived at 22 Brookside Row, Cwmtillery.

1924.
Mr Henry Moore, aged 56. Died – Monday 28th January 1924. Caused of death – Mr Moore was a winding-engine driver and was reportedly seized with illness at his post. He was admitted to hospital though died the same day. Mr Moore lived at 85 Gladstone Street, Abertillery.

Mr Stanley Andrews, aged 32. Died – Wednesday 19th March 1924. Cause of death – A fall occurred and Mr Andrews was impaled on his mandril. Mr Andrews lived at 3 Ashfield Road, Abertillery.

Mr Harold Owen Heard, aged 18. Died – Tuesday 8th April 1924. Cause of death – Mr Heard was run over by a journey. Mr Heard lived at Weavers Buildings, Penybont, Cwmtillery.

Mr John Charles George Wiltshire, aged 54. Died – Saturday 12th July 1924. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Wiltshire lived at Llanarch Padden, Cwmtillery.

1925.
Mr Shadrach Evans. Died – Saturday 14th February 1925. Cause of death – Died at home* Mr Evans went to work on the Friday night and upon returning home on the Saturday morning he was taken ill and died. Mr Evans lived at 22 Top Rows, West Bank, Cwmtillery.

Mr Thomas Jones, aged 35. Died – Wednesday 18th February 1925. Cause of death – Mr Jones was run over by wagons on the incline at the surface of the colliery. Mr Jones lived at Alma Street, Abertillery.

1926.
Mr John James Sutton, aged 61. Died – Monday 1st March 1926. Cause of death – Mr Sutton was an unemployed miner picking coal on the Cwmtillery waste tip when a full flight bucket of waste fell from the carrier rope and killed him. Mr Sutton lived at Rose Heyworth Road, Abertillery.

1927.
Mr Arthur William Hathaway, aged 39. Died – Sunday 24 April 1927. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Hathaway lived at 18 Partridge Road, Llanhilleth.

Mr Edward Bennett, aged 60. Died – Tuesday 31st May 1927. Cause of death – Crushed by drams on the surface of the colliery.

Mr Albert Edward Scott, aged 29. Died – Saturday 11th June 1927. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Scott lived at 10 Morgan Street, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr George Watkins, aged 48. Died – Monday 5th December 1927. Cause of death – Mr Watkins collapsed and died on pit-bottom. He lived at 12 Woodland Terrace, Cwmtillery.

Mr Ernest Heapey, aged 34. Died – Thursday 29th December 1927. Cause of death – Mr Heapey collapsed and died below ground. Mr Heapy lived at Penybont Road, Cwmtillery.

1928.
Mr Michael Loughran, aged 47. Died – Friday 27th January 1928. Cause of death – Mr Loughran was caught in machinery at the colliery. Mr Loughran lived at Tredegar Terrace, Penybont, Cwmtillery.

1929.
Mr William Charles Woodward, aged 18. Died – Thursday 28th February 1929. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Woodward lived at Ty Dan-y-wal, Cwmtillery.

Mr Aubrey Jones, aged 26. Died – Saturday 25th May 1929. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones lived at 14 Top Rows, Cwmtillery.

1930.
Mr Thomas Henry Flemming. Died – Saturday 30th August 1930. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Flemming lived at 16 Gwern Berthi Road, Cwmtillery.

Mr George Baynton, aged 35. Died – Friday 10th October 1930. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Baynton lived at 18 Cromwell Street, Abertillery. The fall buried Mr Baynton and Mr Arthur James Coward of School Avenue, Nantyglo though Mr Coward was rescued alive.

Mr Frank Sutton, aged 38. Died – Sunday 21st November 1930. Cause of death – Mr Sutton was found dead beneath a dram below ground. Mr Sutton lived at Winifred Terrace, Cwmtillery. Mr Sutton’s father was killed when a stone fell from one of the flight buckets in 1926.

1932.
Mr James Henry Hale, aged 52. Died – Tuesday 26th April 1932. Cause of death – Struck by a blast-pipe. Mr Hale lived at 50 Newall Street, Abertillery.

Mr Richard James, aged 44. Died – Friday 17th June 1932. Cause of death – Mr James was run over by a dram. Mr James lived at 170 Alma Street, Abertillery.

Mr James Beach. Died – Wednesday 22nd June 1932. Cause of death – Mr Beach was fatally injured below ground. Mr Beach lived at 18 Division Street, Abertillery.

Mr Henry Webb, aged 48. Died – July 1932. Cause of death – Blood poisoning caused by an earlier accident. Mr Webb lived at 5 Kings Head, Abertillery.

Mr John Evans, aged 19. Died – November 1932. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Evans lived at Palace Row, Cwmtillery.

1933.
Mr Thomas Brickell, aged 52. Died – Friday 12th May 1933. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Brickell lived with his brother at 7 Upper Levels, Cwmtillery.

Mr Clifford H. Rayment, aged 27. Died – Friday 2nd June 1933. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Rayment lived at 59 Penybont Road, Abertillery.

Mr Stanley Jenkins, aged 32. Died – Wednesday 4th October 1933. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jenkins lived at 10 Mitre Street, Abertillery.

Mr George Darch, aged 45. Died – Thursday 9th November 1933. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Darch lived at 11 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Abertillery.

1934.
Mr Jesse Emms, aged 34. Died – Friday 23rd February 1934. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Emms lived at 6 Summers Houses, Cwmtillery.

Mr Arthur Sweet, aged 53. Died – Monday 26th February 1934. Sustained a cut to his finger on Wednesday 14th February 1934, he was admitted to hospital he came home though later died of septicaemia on the Monday 26th February 1934. Mr Sweet lived at Powell Street, Abertillery.

Mr Thomas Richards, aged 52. Died – Tuesday 9th October 1934. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Richards was injured in a fall on Thursday 20th September 1934, he never recovered and died on Tuesday 9th October 1934. Mr Richards lived at West Bank, Cwmtillery.

1935.
Mr William Henry Coles, aged 60. Died – Monday 9th September 1935. Cause of death – Mr Coles was severely injured when he was crushed by a journey of drams below ground at the colliery on Thursday 5th September, he was admitted to hospital though died from his injuries on Monday 9th September 1935. Mr Coles lived at 138 Alma Street, Abertillery.

1936.
Mr Wyburn Jones, aged 52. Died – Sunday 12th July 1936. Cause of death – Mr Jones had his hand cut during a slight fall of roof a few weeks previously, he had it treated though was later taken to hospital as his arm became severely swollen, he later died from blood poisoning while in hospital. Mr Jones lived at Top Rows, Cwmtillery.

1937.
Mr Elias James Thomas, aged 37. Died – Thursday 22nd April 1937. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Thomas lived at Glandwr Street, Abertillery.

Mr John Lewis, aged 49. Died – Wednesday 20th October 1937. Cause of death – Mr Lewis collapsed and died at work. Mr Lewis lived at 1 Bryn Morgan Terrace, Cwmtillery.

1938.
Mr James Taylor, aged 40. Died – Friday 15th April 1938. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Taylor lived at West Bank, Cwmtillery.

Mr Thomas Williams, aged 64. Died – Saturday 14th May 1938. Cause of death – Mr Williams was walking to his workplace up the mountain to the flight cabin when he suffered a heart attack and passed away. Mr Williams lived at 26 Park Place, Abertillery.

1939.
Mr Albert James Hunt, aged 61. Died – Tuesday 10th October 1939. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Hunt lived at 106 Alma Street, Abertillery.

1941.
Mr John Charles Partridge, aged 50. Died – Tuesday 3rd June 1941. Cause of death – Mr Partridge collapsed and died at work. Mr Partridge lived at 6 Park Place, Abertillery.

Mr William John Norris. Died – Monday 30th June 1941. Cause of death – Mr Norris was severely injured in an accident on Wednesday 11th June 1941 where he was pinned under a dram and died from his injuries on Monday 30th June 1941. Mr Norris lived at 54 Penybont Road, Cwmtillery.

1942.
Mr William Davies, aged 58. Died – Tuesday 5th May 1942. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Davies lived at Brookside Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr James Higgins, aged 39. Died – Monday 18th May 1942. Cause of death – Fatally injured in an accident. Mr Higgins lived at 62 Newall Street, Abertillery.

1943.
Mr David John Lewis, aged 72. Died – Sunday 17th January 1943. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Lewis had been severely injured in a fall on Saturday 9th January and taken to Blaina Hospital, he never recovered and died on Sunday 17th January 1943. Mr Lewis had worked underground for 60 years and at the time of his death lived at Intermediate Road, Brynmawr.

Mr Charles Edward Haines, aged 39. Died – Wednesday 4th August 1943. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Haines lived at Montague Street, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr Arthur Eynon Jenkins, aged 23. Died – September 1943. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jenkins lived at George Street, Brynmawr.

1946.
Mr George Henry Newbold, aged 53. Died – Friday 1st November 1946. Cause of death – Mr Newbold was crushed by a journey. Mr Newbold lived at 22 Penybont Road, Cwmtillery.

1947.
Venon John Greenough. Died – Saturday 20th December 1947. Cause of death – Mr Greenough had been seriously injured on Tuesday 2nd September 1947 and during a later operation died on Saturday 20th December 1947. Mr Greenough lived at 11 Chapel Street, Abertillery.

Mr Percy William Green, aged 65. Died – Wednesday 1st October 1947. Cause of death – Mr Green was crushed by the cage in the shaft. Mr Green lived at Gwastod Terrace, Cwmtillery.

Mr James Moore, aged 60. Died – Tuesday 11th November 1947. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Moore lived at Bristol Place, Cwmtillery.

1948.
Mr James Edward Beach, aged 65. Died – Sunday 28th November 1948. Cause of death – Mr Beach was a winding engineman and was found dead in the engine room. Mr Beach lived at 89 Tillery Street, Abertillery. (There were two separate reports on the death of Mr Beach, one stated he was Mr John Edward Beach, aged 69 of Tillery Road, the other stated it was Mr John Edwin Beach aged 65 of Tillery Street).

1949.
Mr Brinley Alfred Gwilliam, aged 25. Died – Friday 24th June 1949. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Gwilliam lived at 100a Alma Street, Abertillery.

Mr Caradoc Selwyn Pritchard, aged 59. Died – Tuesday 9th August 1949. Cause of death – Mr Pritchard was run over by a journey. Mr Pritchard lived at 53 Victoria Terrace.

1950.
Mr Clifford Archival Gilbert, aged 25. Died – Wednesday 22nd March 1950. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Gilbert lived at Gray Street, Abertillery.

Mr Sidney Higgins, aged 59. Died – Monday 27th November 1950. Cause of death – Mr Higgins was crushed by wagons on the surface of the colliery. Mr Higgins lived at 16 West Bank, Cwmtillery.

1952.
Charles Henry Paul, aged 62. Died – Monday 14th January 1952. Cause of death – Mr Paul died below ground. Mr Paul lived at 6 Neuadd Street, Abertillery.

Mr Leonard Albert Jenkins, aged 29. Died – Thursday 17th January 1952. Cause of death – Mr Jenkins was run over by a journey. Mr Jenkins lived at 22 Brookside Row, Cwmtillery.

Mr Daniel Rees, aged 51. Died – Friday 18th January 1952. Cause of death – Mr Rees was crushed by a dram in the tippler on the surface of the colliery. Mr Rees lived at 28 Brookside Row, Cwmtillery.

1953.
Mr Stanley Charles Wilcox, aged 44. Died – Thursday 22nd January 1953. Cause of death – Mr Wilcox was hit by a journey severely injuring his right leg on Tuesday 13th January 1953. He was taken to hospital though wasn’t in a fit state to have his leg amputated. He was later taken to theatre for the operation though died under anaesthetic on Thursday 22nd January 1953. Mr Wilcox lived at 77 Gwern Berthi Road, Cwmtillery.

Mr Joseph Hoare, aged 36. Died – Wednesday 3rd June 1953. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Hoare lived at 20 East Side, Cwmtillery.

Mr John Benjamin Lewis, aged 53. Died – Friday 13th November 1953. Cause of death – Mr Lewis was crushed by wagons on the surface of the colliery. Mr Lewis lived at 57 West Bank, Cwmtillery.

1954.
Mr Richard Young, aged 39. Died – Thursday 29th July 1954. Cause of death – No details. Mr Young lived at Tillery Street, Abertillery.

1958.
Mr William Simmonds, aged 57. Died – Friday 13th June 1958. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Simmonds lived at 9 George Daggar Avenue, Abertillery. His brother Stanley Simmonds was killed at the Vivian Colliery, Abertillery in 1949.

1961.
Mr William George Swift, aged 52. Died – Friday 18th August 1961. Cause of death – No details. Mr Swift lived at 47 Portland Street, Abertillery.

Mr Alfred Watkins, aged 59. Died – Friday 22nd September 1961. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Watkins lived at Penybont Road, Cwmtillery.

1965.
Mr Kenneth Jenkins, aged 33. Died – Friday 17th September 1965. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jenkins lived at Alexandra Road, Six Bells, Abertillery. The fall buried Mr Jenkins and Mr Graham Cecil of Portland Street, Abertillery though Mr Cecil was rescued alive.

1967.
Mr Samuel Brinley Evans, aged 60. Died – Wednesday 23rd August 1967. Cause of death – Mr Evans was an underground haulage engine driver and during hauling the journey the anchor posts dislodged causing the engine to lift, crushing Mr Evans. Mr Evans lived at West Bank, Cwmtillery.

1968.
Mr Allan Madden, aged 40. Died – Friday 20th September 1968. Cause of death – Asphyxia due to methane gas poisoning. Mr Madden lived at 21 Pant View, Coedcae, Nantyglo.

Mr John Arthur Tedstone, aged 39. Died – Friday 20th September 1968. Cause of death – Asphyxia due to methane gas poisoning. Mr Tedstone lived at 18 Brooklyn Terrace, Llanhilleth.

Many thanks to Mr Bryan Boots for his help in compiling this list. 

(More to be added as new information is received). 

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