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 will be updated as more information is received.
Mr Daniel Hyde. Died 18th August 1882, aged 25. 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.
Mr Stephen Hutton. Died 21st June 1883, aged 24. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Mr John Beach. Died 6th December 1886, aged 25. Cause of death – Explosion.
Master William Blackie. Died 27th June 1888, aged 12. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Mr David Walters. Died 21st September 1889, aged 56. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Master Abednego Aaron. Injured on Saturday 15th October 1892. Died Tuesday 18th October 1892. Crushed by a Journey of Drams. Master Abednego Aaron lived at Clydach Bridge, Brynmawr, he was employed as a Door Boy, on the Saturday 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 of severe internal injuries a few days later on Tuesday 18th October 1892.
Mr William Jones. Died 3rd May 1894, aged 50. Cause of death – Strangulated Hernia.
Master Ivor Powell. Death 21st May 1896, aged 15. 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 2 days later.
Mr Thomas Jones. Died 8th March 1897, aged 37. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Mr Thomas Jones. Died 17th December 1897, aged 28. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Jones lived at Shop Row, Blaina.
Mr Meshach Hambleton or Mesh Hamilton. Died 23rd June 1899, aged 39. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Mr Henry Smith. Died 21st July 1899, aged 60. Cause of death – Killed by a runaway Dram.
Mr Mark Wyatt. Died 10th Feb 1904, aged 32. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Mr John Collins. Died 3rd November 1904, aged 32. Cause of death – 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. Died Tuesday 15th November 1904, aged 21. 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 William Hyman. Accident and rupture received December 21st 1904. Died – 26th September 1905, aged 39. Cause of death – Severe rupture and internal bleeding. Mr Hyman lived at 5 Somerset Street, Brynmawr.
Mr Joshua John Davies. Died 19th February 1906, aged 16. 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. Accident 5th April 1906. Died 7th April 1906, aged 55. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Jones was working with his son, Mr Henry Jones when the fall of rock occurred. Mr Jones lived at Greenmeadow Terrace, Abertillery.
Mr John Williams. Died August 1906. Mr Williams received severe injuries in 1904 at Rose Heyworth Colliery. Cause of death – Blood poisoning and Strangulated Hernia. Mr Williams lived at Portland Street, Abertillery.
Mr James Morgan Williams. Died 19th November 1908, aged 20. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Williams was a Journeyman, his drams caught the pit-props causing a fall. Mr Williams lived at 21 Mount Pleasant, Blaina.
Mr Henry Luton. Accident 25th February 1909 Mr Luton fell through the Screens at the Colliery. Died 26th February 1909. Cause of death – Natural Causes, there was no evidence to prove the fall accelerated his death. Mr Luton lived at 34 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Abertillery.
Mr John Arthur Dykes. Death 18th July 1910, aged 19. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Dykes was the brother of the Abertillery Rugby Football player Mr Tom Dykes and lived at 62 Gladstone Street, Abertillery.
Mr Issac Williams. Died 19th February 1911, aged 51. Cause of death – Died from injuries received from falling.
Mr Charles David Derwyn Dean. Died 22nd April 1911, aged 17. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Mr Henry Clarke. Died 26th August 1911, aged 22. Cause of death – Caught under a fall.
Mr William Henry Morris. Died 15th February 1912, aged 21. Cause of death – Timber on a 16 Dram Journey struck and killed him. Mr Morris lived at Queen Street, Blaina.
Mr William Jones. Died 9th November 1914, aged 16. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Jones lived at 58 Bottom Row, Cwmtillery. Worked with his father at the time.
Mr Gwilym Davies. Died 5th October 1916, aged 31. Cause of death – Crushed by Drams.
Mr Robert Lewis. Died November 1916, aged 31. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Lewis lived at Rock House, Nantyglo.
Mr James Goode. Died November 1924, aged 61. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Goode lived at 25 Glynmawr Street, Abertillery. Was also involved in a fall in September 1900.
Mr Francis Arthur Mytton. Died 20th July 1925, aged 18. 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 and the shaft was being reconstructed.
Mr William Jones. Died 22nd January 1926, aged 55. Cuase of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Jones lived at 58 Blaenau Gwent Rows, Abertillery.
Mr Benjamin Francis. Died 11th April 1929, aged 48. Cause of death – Two Horses fell upon Mr Francis causing fatal injuries. Mr Francis lived at 14 Princess Street, Nantyglo.
Mr Joseph Henry Davies. Died 21st December 1931, aged 24. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Davies was a Colliers Helper working with Mr William Amos, he was killed outright. Mr Amos was taken to the Blaina and District Hospital. Mr Davies lived at 25 Abertillery Road, Blaina.
Mr William John Amos. Died 21st December 1931, aged 44. Cause of death – Caught under a fall. Mr Amos was with Mr Davies. Mr Amos was taken to the Blaina and District Hospital where he died of his injuries. Mr Amos lived at 36 Coronation Street, Blaina.
Mr John Jones. Died March 1935, aged 22. 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 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 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.
(More to be added as new information is received).
Points of Interest –
Mr William Evans. Death 9th November 1907, aged 63. 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.