Oaks Disaster Victims

2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst mining disaster in English history.

Oaks Disaster Logo (Green)We have worked with a team of dedicated volunteers to research the names of the men and boys killed in the 1866 Oaks Colliery Disaster.

The officially reported number of victims was 361 but our research has produced a list of over 380 names.

Use the search box or scroll down to browse the full list, then click on an individual name or image to find out more. Please contact us if you can suggest any amendments or add extra information.

Showing results 1 - 10 of 382

Abbott, William

Role: Miner
Age: 25
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: 35, New Street, Barnsley
Buried: 16/12/1866
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, H 792

Addy, George

Role: Miner
Age: 33
Born: Ardsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Bleach Works, Hoyle Mill
Buried: 09/02/1869
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, Q 1113

Allen, Matthew

Role: Horse Driver
Age: 15
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Court 11, New Street, Barnsley
Buried: 02/08/1868
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, N 90

Anderson, Thomas

Role: Hurrier
Age: 22
Born: Monk Bretton, Yorkshire, England
Lived: 7, Castle Row, Monk Bretton
Buried: 21/02/1869
Burial Location: St. Paul, Monk Bretton,

Armfield, John

Role: Miner
Age: 20
Born: Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England
Buried: 25/12/1870
Burial Location: Holy Trinity, Thorpe Hesley

Armitage, Alfred

Role: Hurrier
Age: 20
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Court 2, Pall Mall, Barnsley
Buried: 12/11/1868
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, Q 629

Arnold, John

Role: Hurrier
Age: 27
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: 8, Measbrough Dyke
Burial Location: No known burial,

Arnold, Matthew

Role: Miner
Age: 31
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: 10, Measbrough Dyke,
Buried: 11/07/1869
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, J 79

Arnold, George

Role: Miner
Age: 33
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: 12, Spa Terrace, Barnsley
Buried: 12/03/1869
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, L 889

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims