Rose Heyworth Colliery – List of Fatalities

Rose Heyworth Colliery – List of Fatalities

Rose Heyworth Colliery Deaths.
This list of deaths at the Rose Heyworth Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers. This page is fluid and will be updated as more information is received.

1882.
Mr Daniel Hyde, aged 25. Died – Friday 18th August 1882. Cause of death – Mr Hyde tried to cross the pit while the carriage was in motion which crushed his head, he died from the severe injuries the following day.

1883.
Mr Stephen Hutton, aged 24. Died – Thursday 21st June 1883. Cause of death – Fall.

1886.
Mr John Beach, aged 25.  Died – Monday 6th December 1886. Cause of death – Explosion.

1888.
Master William Blackie, aged 12. Died – Wednesday 27th June 1888. Cause of death – Fall.

1889
Mr David Walters, aged 56. Died – Saturday 21st September 1889. Cause of death – Fall.

1892.
Mr Joseph Eddy
, aged 52. Died – Monday 25th April 1892. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Eddy lodged with Mr and Mrs George Tillings at 19 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Master Abednego Aaron.  Died – Tuesday 18th October 1892. Cause of death – Crushed by a journey of drams in an accident on Saturday 15th October 1892 where he was employed as a door boy, on the day in question his light went out and he walked into the coal face to talk to the men working the coal, he was described as a chatty little fella and the witness Mr Samuel Williams a haulier of Cwmtillery told Abednego to leave them alone and to go away, as he left the heading the witness heard a crash and a cry for help.

Mr Samuel Williams and Mr Thomas Holland left the coal-face to find out what had happened and found young Abednego under a dram, they lifted the dram off him and Mr Thomas Holland sat him on his knee and gave him water. The little boy said he was fine and didn’t want to be a nuisance, the witnesses carried him out and he was conveyed home to his parents at Brynmawr. Master Abednego Aaron died from severe internal injuries a few days later on Tuesday 18th October 1892. Master Abednego Aaron lived at Clydach Bridge, Brynmawr.

1894.
Mr William Jones, aged 50. Died – Thursday 3rd May 1894. Cause of death – Strangulated hernia.

Master Ivor Powell, aged 15. Died – Thursday 21st May 1896.  Cause of death -Whilst jumping clear of a fall of coal he was injured by a full dram of coal causing severe internal injuries from which he died two days later.

1897.
Mr Thomas Jones, aged 37. Died – Monday 8th March 1897. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones lived at Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr Thomas Jones, aged 28. Died – Friday 17th December 1897,  Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones lived at Shop Row, Blaina.

1899
Mr Meshach Hambleton or Mesh Hamilton, aged 39. Died – Friday 23rd June 1899. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Henry Smith, aged 60. Died – Friday 21st July 1899. Cause of death – Run over by a dram.

1902.
Mr William Harris, aged 19. Died – Saturday 1st February 1902. Cause of death – Mr Harris was struck by a train while walking across the railway on his way to work at the colliery.

1904.
Mr Mark Wyatt, aged 32. Died – Wednesday 10th Feb 1904. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr John Collins, aged 32. Died – Thursday 3rd November 1904. Cause of death –  Mr Collins fell down the shaft while deepening the pit to a lower level. Mr Collins lived in lodgings with Mr George Henry Mason at 62 Carlyle Street, Abertillery.

Mr Joshua John Davies, aged 21. Died – Tuesday 15th November 1904. Cause of death – Crushed by a journey of drams. Mr Davies was the brother of Mr Howell J. Davies later manager of the Rose Heyworth Colliery. Mr Davies lived at Blaenau Gwent Rows.

Mr Guiseppi Orgari, aged 28. Died – Saturday 10th December 1904. Cause of death – Mr Orgari was hit by a train on the surface of the colliery. Mr Orgari lived with Miss Napolo Lepi and G. Johanne Moleria at High Street, Blaina.

1905.
Mr William Hyman
, aged 39. Died – Tuesday 26th September 1905. Cause of death – Mr Hyman never recovered from a severe rupture and internal bleeding after an accident received on Wednesday 21st December 1904. Mr Hyman lived at 5 Somerset Street, Brynmawr.

1906.
Mr Joshua John Davies, aged 16. Died – Monday 19th February 1906. Cause of death – Crushed by a journey of drams. Mr Davies was living with his mother at the Cider House, Glo Byllau Farm.

Mr William Jones, aged 55. Died – Saturday 7th April 1906, aged 55. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones was working with his son, Mr Henry Jones when he was severely injured in a fall on Thursday 5th April 1906, he died on Saturday 7th April 1906. Mr Jones lived at Greenmeadow Terrace, Abertillery.

Mr John Williams. Died – August 1906. Cause of death – Blood poisoning and strangulated hernia. Mr Williams received severe injuries in 1904 at Rose Heyworth Colliery. Mr Williams lived at Portland Street, Abertillery.

1907.
Mr William Evans, aged 63. Died – Saturday 9th November 1907. Cause of death – Mr Evans had been to Rose Heyworth Colliery to pick up his pay, on returning home he walked upon the railway line near the California Colliery, Nantyglo and was hit by a mineral train. The wagons passed over his legs, severing them both. He died of his severe injuries hours later. Mr Evans lived at 47 Clydach Street, Brynmawr.

1908.
Mr Henry Charles Preece. Died – Wednesday 18th November 1908. Cause of death – Mr Preece was injured in an accident in the shaft on Monday 2nd November 1908 and later died of his injuries on Wednesday 18th November 1908. Mr Preece lived at Carlyle Street, Abertillery.

Mr James Morgan Williams. aged 20. Died – 19th November 1908. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Williams was a journeyman, his drams caught the pit-props causing a fall. Mr Williams lived at 21 Mount Pleasant, Blaina.

Mr John Godwin. Died – Saturday 12th December 1908. Cause of death – Mr Godwin was hit on head by coal falling from a railway wagon at the surface of the colliery on Thursday 26th November 1908, he never recovered and died on Saturday 12th December 1908.

1909.
Mr Henry Luton. Died – Friday 26th February 1909. Cause of death – Natural causes, Mr Luton fell through the screens at the colliery on Thursday 25th February 1909 in an accident, though there was no evidence to prove the fall accelerated his death. Mr Luton lived at 34 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Abertillery.

1910.
Mr John Arthur Dykes, aged 19. Died – Monday 18th July 1910. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Dykes was the brother of the Abertillery Rugby Football player Mr Tom Dykes and lived at 62 Gladstone Street, Abertillery.

1911.
Mr Issac Williams, aged 51. Died – Sunday 19th February 1911. Cause of death – Died from injuries received from falling.

Mr Charles David Derwyn Dean, aged 17. Died – Saturday 22nd April 1911. Cause of death – Fall.

Mr Henry Clarke, aged 22. Died – Saturday 26th August 1911. Cause of death – Fall.

1912.
Mr William Henry Morris, aged 21. Died – Thursday 15th February 1912. Cause of death – Timber on a 16 dram journey struck and killed him. Mr Morris lived at Queen Street, Blaina.

1914.
Mr William Jones, aged 16. Died – Monday 9th November 1914. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones lived at 58 Bottom Row, Cwmtillery. Mr Jones was working with his father at the time.

1915.
Mr George Harrhy, aged 46. Died – Wednesday 10th February 1915. Cause of death – Mr Harrhy had been injured in a fall of roof on Wednesday 20th January 1915, he never recovered from the accident and died on Wednesday 10th February 1915. Mr Harrhy lived at Blaenau Gwent Stores, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

1916.
Mr Thomas Eacott, aged 16. Died – Thursday 6th April 1916. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Eacott lived at 14 Mount Pleasant, Abertillery.

Mr Gwilym Davies, aged 31. Died – Thursday 5th October 1916. Cause of death – Crushed by drams.

Mr Robert Lewis, aged 31. Died – November 1916. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Lewis lived at Rock House, Nantyglo.

1918.
Mr Albert Kitley, aged 54. Died – Friday 1st November 1918. Cause of death – Fall.

1919.
Mr John Henry Coombs, aged 66. Died – Monday 2nd June 1919. Cause of death – Died on the surface of the colliery while walking to work. Mr Coombs lived at 93 Oak Street, Abertillery.

1924.
Mr James Goode, aged 61. Died November 1924. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Goode lived at 25 Glynmawr Street, Abertillery. Mr Goode was also involved in a fall in September 1900.

1925.
Mr Francis Arthur Mytton, aged 18. Died – Monday 20th July 1925. Cause of death – Wood fell down the shaft and struck Mr Mytton. Mr Mytton lived at 8 Prince Street, Nantyglo. At this time the old wooden byatts in the shaft was being changed to new iron ones as the shaft was being reconstructed.

1927.
Mr William Jones
, aged 55. Died – Saturday 22nd January 1927. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Jones lived at 58 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Abertillery.

1929.
Mr Benjamin Francis, aged 48. Died – Thursday 11th April 1929,  Cause of death – Two horses fell upon Mr Francis causing fatal injuries. Mr Francis lived at 14 Princess Street, Nantyglo.

1931.
Mr Joseph Henry Davies, aged 24. Died – Monday 21st December 1931. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Davies was a colliers helper working with Mr William Amos, when the fall occurred, Mr Davies was killed outright. Mr Amos was taken to the Blaina and District Hospital where he later died. Mr Davies lived at 25 Abertillery Road, Blaina.

Mr William John Amos, aged 44. Died – Monday 21st December 1931. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Amos was with Mr Davies when the fall occurred, Mr Davies was killed outright, Mr Amos was taken to the Blaina and District Hospital where he died from his injuries. Mr Amos lived at 36 Coronation Street, Blaina.

1932.
Mr Ivor Rees, aged 27. Died – Thursday 19th May 1932. Cause of death – Mr Rees had been severely injured in a fall on 12th November 1931, he died from his injuries on Thursday 19th May 1932. Mr Rees lived at King Street, Brynmawr.

1935.
Mr John Jones, aged 22. Died – March 1935. Cause of death – Asphyxia. The enquiry heard that Mr John Jones was found with his airways full of stone-dust. Mr Jones lived at Blaenau Gwent Rows, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

Mr John Thomas, aged 58. Died – Tuesday 17th December 1935. Cause of death – Run over by a journey. Mr Thomas lived at 18 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery.

1939.
Mr Wilfred Alfred Watkins, aged 23. Died – Monday 9th October 1939. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Watkins lived at Glandwr Street, Abertillery.

1942.
Mr William John Smith, aged 39. Died – January 1942. Cause of death – Crushed by a journey. Mr Smith lived at 38 Powell Street, Abertillery.

Mr George William Cornelius Potter, aged 50. Died – Sunday 19th April 1942. Cause of death – Run over by a journey. Mr Potter lived at 7 Queen Street, Blaina.

1943.
Mr Edmund Henry Tucker, aged 55. Died – Friday 10th September 1943. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Tucker lived at Waengron, Blaina.

1944.
Mr George Henry Mason, aged 66. Died – Wednesday 6th September 1944. Cause of death – Mr Mason collapsed and died in the pithed baths. Mr Mason lived at 62 Carlyle Street, Abertillery. In 1904 the pit sinker Mr John Collins who died when he fell down the shaft was lodging with Mr Mason at 62 Carlyle Street, Abertillery. Mr Mason died at the same colliery 40 years later.

1945.
Mr William James Arnold, aged 50. Died – Friday 23rd February 1945. Cause of death – Fall. Mr Arnold lived at 6 Forge Rise, Nantyglo.

1948.
Mr Alexander Edward Pincott, aged 45. Died – Friday 2nd January 1948. Cause of death – Asphyxia from being buried beneath a fall. Mr Pincott lived at 34 Granville Street, Abertillery.

1953.
Mr Gilbert Allan Johnson, aged 17. Died – Thursday 2nd July 1953. Cause of death – Run over by a journey. Mr Johnson lived at 4 Bryneraig House, Abertillery.

1955.
Mr Levi James Evans, aged 50. Died – September 1955. Cause of death – Heart attack below ground. Mr Evans lived at 1 Coalbrookvale, Nantyglo.

Mr Brinley Howells, aged 50. Died – Friday 2nd December 1955. Cause of death – A blow to the head after falling from staging below ground. Mr Howells lived at 49 Maeshafod, Blaina.

1960.
Mr Stanley McArdle. Died – Sunday 28th February 1960. Cause of death – Mr McArdle was from Union Street, Byker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne working as a contractor for the company of Coppee, Great Britain, Ltd, London that was building the new Coal Preparation Plant on the surface of the colliery. Mr McArdle was a charge-hand bricklayer and had fell from the building while constructing it. Mr McArdle was lodging with Mr and Mrs Jack Eason at Richmond Road, Abertillery.

1960.
Mr Reginald Jones*. Died – September 1960. No cause of death reported. Mr Jones was the father of Mr Keith Jones who later died in the same colliery.

Mr Keith Jones*. Died – Thursday 6th October 1960. No cause of death reported. Mr Jones lived at Glan Ebbw, Blaina. Mr Keith Jones was the son of Mr Reginald Jones who died at the colliery five weeks previously.

1967.
Mr Wilfred Lucas, aged 62. Died – Thursday 22nd June 1967. Cause of death – No details, Mr Williams was reported to have been a brakesman. Mr Lucas lived at Melbourne Road, Abertillery.

Mr William Shaw, aged 62. Died – Monday 23rd October 1967. Cause of death – Mr Shaw collapsed and died after finishing the afternoon shift on the surface at the colliery. Mr Shaw lived at Lancaster Street, Blaina.

1976.
Mr William A. Evans, aged 33. Died – Friday 10th December 1976. Cause of death – Mr Evans came up the pit at the end of the afternoon shift and whilst in the pithead baths had a heart attack. Mr Evans was taken to the medical room where he later sadly passed away.

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

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