Giles Walmsley

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

First Name: Giles
Last Name: Walmsley
Role: Labourer
Parents: Richard
Married: Yes
Age: 42
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: 2 Oxford Square, New Street Barnsley
Buried: 27/12/1866
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, A 130
Additional Information:

Giles Walmsley was brought out of the pit alive but was blinded by the explosion. His two sons, John and James, were also killed in the disaster. He was unable to attend their burials at Barnsley Cemetery and died soon after.

Map for Giles Walmsley

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
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Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims