1938 – Whitehead, Redvers Baden

Derbyshire Times 13thMay 1938

R. B. Whitehead, aged 37, of 56, North Crescent, Duckmanton was married and had one son. He had worked in the Markham Black Shale pit for 10 years. He was a member of the Company’s St. John Ambulance Brigade and a rescue worker. A native of Eckington and belonging to an old family there, he formerly played for the football team of an Eckington Free Church. His brother was gassed in the explosion but was able to return home after treatment.

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Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster

 

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