John James

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

First Name: John
Last Name: James
Role: Volunteer Rescuer
Married: Yes
Age: 51
Buried: 27/09/1867
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, N 98
Additional Information:

John James worked at Edmunds Main Colliery and came to the Oaks Colliery to help with the rescue efforts. His body was identified by his brother in law, he mentions his stockings which has been mended with red wool by his blind wife.

Map for John James

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims