1938 – Rowland, James Stanley

Source: Derbyshire Times

1938 –  JAMES STANLEY ROWLAND, Contractor, 34

James Stanley Rowland of 16 Robertson Avenue, Duckmanton married Annie Mary Winifred Cuttell when he was twenty-three years old and they had three children together.  He was formerly employed as a tiler before being employed as a miner at Markham Colliery.  He left his widow and three girls, Betty and Joyce aged six and eight and Shirley who was born after the disaster.  He was buried at Bolsover.

James Stanley was commemorated on the 26th September 2018. The location of the artwork can be found in zone 20 on the trail map which can be downloaded here.


Family History Researched by Paul Burkitt:

Sheffield Independent 12th May 1938

‘Mrs Rowland, the young widow of James Stanley Rowland, of 16 Robertson Avenue, Duckmanton, told a reporter that it was not until yesterday morning that she knew her husband was among the dead’

Derbyshire Times 13th May 1938

G. Rowlands (sic), 16 Robertson Avenue, Duckmanton was 34 years of age. He was formerly employed as a tiler and had lived in Duckmanton since 1926, during which time he had been employed as a miner at Markham Colliery. He leaves a widow, who is an expectant mother, and two girls aged six and eight respectively.


More information can be dowloaded here

James Stanley Rowland

James Stanley Rowland family tree

Other 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 Bolsover


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