1973 – Kilroy, Michael

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times 3rd August 1973.

Mr. Michael Kilroy (51), 84 Middlecroft Road, Staveley had worked at Markham for only three months, having been transferred from the worked-out Oxcroft Colliery. Mr Kilroy a development worker, had been a miner most of his working life, although for a short spell he left the industry and was employed at the Staveley Works. He had worked at Ireland Colliery and for five years, before being transferred to Markham, had been at Oxcroft. He leaves a widow, Mrs Caroline Kilroy, and a son and daughter, both of whom are married. His daughter, Mrs. Margaret Norton lives at 6 Middleton Drive, Inkersall ¬†and his son’s home is in Worksop. Mr Kilroy had two ¬†grandchildren.


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