William Thompson

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

First Name: William
Last Name: Thompson
Role: Hurrier
Parents: John and Mary Ann
Married: Yes
Age: 22
Born: Monk Bretton, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Barnsley
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

William Thompson’s father, John, was also killed in the disaster. He married Hannah Scaife at St. Mary’s, Barnsley, on 13 December 1860.

Map for William Thompson

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims