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1938 – May, Arthur

Image taken from Derbyshire Times 1938 Disaster reporting

Image taken from Derbyshire Times 1938 Disaster reporting

Family History Researched by Paul Burkitt:

Arthur May was born in 1879 in Chesterfield. His parents were William May (1850 – 1929) and Hannah Eliza Short (1850 – 1926). During the First World War Arthur served as part of the 9th (Service) Battalion of the Sherwood Forresters. Arthur survived the war and was honourably discharged on the 28 September 1918, less than two months before the end of the war. He was 39 years old. Arthur returned to Derbyshire, and renewed his employment in the mining industry.

In 1938, Arthur was working at Markham Colliery as a contractor, when he was killed in the disaster of 10 May. He was 59 years old. At the time of the disaster he was living at 45 North Crescent in Duckmanton. A number of his children were still living with him.

 

Arthur was commemorated on the 26th September 2018

 

Further information can be downloaded here.

Arthur May

Arthur May Family Tree

 

Further Information

List of miners killed in the 1938 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1938 disaster who were buried in Duckmanton