Joseph Keighley

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

First Name: Joseph
Last Name: Keighley
Role: Signal Man
Parents: Matthew and Mary Ann
Married: Yes
Age: 20
Born: Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England
Lived: 6, Silver Street Barnsley
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

Joseph Keighley was brought out of the pit alive but died soon after. He was very badly burnt and only able to describe the scene below ground as “a thick smoke”.

Map for Joseph Keighley

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims