John Bates

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

First Name: John
Last Name: Bates
Role: Miner
Parents: William and Lydia
Age: 20
Born: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Lived: Hoyle Mill
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

John Bates’ two brothers, Moses and William, were both killed in the disaster.

Map for John Bates

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims