1938 – Taylor, Harry

Source: Derbyshire Times

1938 – HARRY TAYLOR, Belt Erector, 32

Harry Taylor lived with his widowed mother.  He had five  siblings, his oldest sister Evelyn Gladys Taylor was married to  George Davidson, who was also killed in the 1938 disaster.  He was buried in a mass grave at Barlborough.

Harry was commemorated on 29th May 2019. The location of the artwork can be found in zone 16 on the trail map which can be downloaded here.


Family History Researched by Paul Burkitt:

Harry Taylor was born in Barlborough in 1905. His parents were Henry Taylor (1866 – 1931) and Annie Pogmore (1867 – 1940). Both families had been in Barlborough area for generations. His father was employed as a brick burner in one of the local brickyards. Harry had 5 siblings. His oldest sister was Evelyn Gladys Taylor (1891 – 1972) who married George Davidson in June 1914. George and Harry were both killed in the Markham Colliery disaster on the 10th May 1938, when 79 men died, and 39 were injured. Of the 79 men killed, 10 lived in Barlborough. They were all buried in a mass grave on the 14th May 1938 in Barlborough cemetery.

At the time of the disaster, Harry was living with his widowed mother, and a unmarried sister, Avis Audrey, at 9 Westfield Lane in Barlborough. He was working at Markham Colliery as a belt erector.


Further Information can be downloaded here:

Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor 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 Barlborough