Austin Lane

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

First Name: Austin
Last Name: Lane
Role: Horse Driver
Parents: John and Elizabeth
Age: 15
Born: Monk Bretton, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Town Well Lane Monk Bretton
Buried: 19/12/1866
Burial Location: St. Paul, Monk Bretton,
Additional Information:

Austin Lane was brought out alive but soon died of severe injuries and burns. His brother, James, was also killed in the disaster. His father, John, was a Sunday School Teacher at St. Paul’s, Monk Bretton.

Map for Austin Lane

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims