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Bowhill Colliery Disaster 1931

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Date: 31 Oct 1931 [unknown]
Location: Cardenden, Fife, Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Scotland Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 31 October 1931
  • Location: Cardenden (aka Bowhill), Fife
  • Type: Coal Mine Explosion
  • Victims: 17
  • Cause: Fire damp explosion of unknown origin
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
James Martin Anderson (aka Cairns), age 45
Alexander Dempster, age 51
William Bruce Dodds, age 24
John Rattray Donaldson, age 48
Charles Baxter Fernie, age 19
William Ireland, age 35
James Drummond Paterson, age 19
Andrew Smith, age 27
James Smith, age 35
Thomas Smith, age 33

Rescue Efforts

Members of other repair gangs at the mine attempted to rescue the men involved, but were impeded by gases, making recovery of the bodies impossible until the following day.

Results and Findings


Article: Bowhill Colliery Disaster

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