1973 – White, Alfred

Derbyshire Times

A guard of honour, formed by members and cadets of the North Derbyshire St John Ambulance Brigade was at Clay Cross Parish Church on Friday for the funeral of Mr. Alfred White (57), Whitburn House, Main Road, Stretton. Mr. White was the Area Sgt. Major of the St. John Ambulance Brigade and in 1970 was enrolled as a Serving Brother of the Order of St. John. Born in Sunderland, Mr. White moved to Derbyshire  in 1954 and was employed as a Colliery Deputy at Morton Colliery until its closure nine years ago, when he was transferred to Markham Colliery. During the war, Mr White was Acting Sgt. Major in the Royal Engineers and received various decorations for his services. He had also served with the Clay Cross special constables for 20 years, and was a committee member of the old Stretton Football Club. His widow, Mrs. Mary White is bereaved. The funeral service was held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Clay Cross.


The artwork dedicated to Alfred was unveiled on 10 December 2020 in Zone 2, see the map here. You can watch a short commemorative film here.


Further Information

Markham Colliery 1973 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1973 disaster.


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