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Dykehead Colliery Disaster 1861

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Date: 7 Aug 1861 [unknown]
Location: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Scotland Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 7 August 1861
  • Location: Hamilton, Lanarkshire
  • Type: Coal Mine Fire
  • Victims: 13
  • Cause: ignition of fire damp
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
McLetchie Baxter, age 25
Francis Casey, age 29
John Craig, age 18
Thomas Currie, age 21
David Hamilton, age 21
Alexander Hamilton, age 16
Thomas Miller, age 23
McLeod (or Glaude) Neilson, age 40
John Potter, age 24
Thomas Potter, age 19
Neil Thomson, age 25
David Maxwell, age 19
Hugh Craig, 15 (brother of John)

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings


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