John Cartwright

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

First Name: John
Last Name: Cartwright
Role: Miner
Parents: William and Elizabeth
Married: Yes
Age: 23
Born: Pontesbury, Shropshire, England
Lived: Barnsley
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

John Cartwright’s two brothers, Edward and Abel, were also killed in the disaster. He was only recently married and his first child was born┬áthe day before the Oaks Disaster.

Map for John Cartwright

Key
Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims