1938 – Jacklin, Lawrence

Researched by Local Historian Sandra Struggles:

Lawrence Jacklin of 2, West Crescent, Duckmanton was a member of the Markham Colliery St John’s Ambulance Brigade and had been a miner since leaving school. Lawrence was married to Elizabeth and had two children. Lawrence was so badly burned he could only be identified by his belt and his shoes. He was buried at Duckmanton and was only 28 years of age.


Derbyshire Times 13th May 1938

Lawrence (‘Spas”) Jacklin, aged 28, of 2, West Crescent, Duckmanton, was married and had two children. He had worked in the pit since he left school, and was a member of the Company’s Ambulance Brigade.


Lawrence was commemorated on the 29th May 2019. The location of the artwork dedicated to Lawrence can been seen here. Zone 3

Lawrence Jacklin.

Lawrence Jacklin family tree.

Further Information.

Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1938 disaster who were buried in Duckmanton


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