James Haycroft

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

First Name: James
Last Name: Haycroft
Role: Miner
Parents: Thomas and Susan
Married: Yes
Age: 38
Born: Shoreditch, London, England
Lived: Joseph Street Barnsley
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

A report in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph (4 July 1868) suggests that James Haycroft’s body was found on 27 June 1868 but no burial has been found. His body was identified by his flannel trousers, belt and boots.

Map for James Haycroft

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims