Alfred Hoyland

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

First Name: Alfred
Last Name: Hoyland
Role: Volunteer Rescuer
Married: Yes
Age: 54
Born: Emley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: 54, Sheffield Road Barnsley
Buried: 07/10/1867
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, L 571
Additional Information:

Alfred Hoyland had been in an industrial accident a couple of weeks earlier and lost his arm but he insisted on helping with the rescue efforts. His son, George, was killed in the first explosion on 12 December.

Map for Alfred Hoyland

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims