William Bates

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

First Name: William
Last Name: Bates
Role: Hurrier
Parents: William and Lydia
Age: 16
Born: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Lived: Hoyle Mill
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

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

Map for William Bates

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims