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Udston Colliery Disaster 1887

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Date: 28 May 1887 [unknown]
Location: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Scotland Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 28 May 1887
  • Location: Hamilton, Lanarkshire
  • Type: Coal Mine Explosion
  • Victims: 72 identified. See List of the dead
  • Cause: Ignition of fire damp
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Alison, James
Auchterlonie, Hugh
Bates, William
Berry, Thomas
Berry, William
Boyce, Christopher
Boyce, Joseph
Boyce, William
Boyce, William John
Brown, William
Buddie, Andrew
Cameron, Isaac
Cook, James
Cook, Richard
Cook, Thomas
Crewe, John
Crewe, Washington
Crichton, David
Crichton, James
Cummings, Joseph
Davies, George
Dennistoun, Thomas
Dennistoun, William
Dingsdale, George
Dodds, John
Drain, William
Fleming, David
Gaw, James
Harkness, George
Harkness, John
Harrison, William
Houston, William
Jarvis, James
Jones, Edward
Kane, James
Lawson, Andrew
Lawson, William
Leadbetter, James
Malcolm, Gavin Russell
McCulloch, James
McCulloch, James
McDade, John
McDade, Michael
McGinnes, John, age 16
McGinnes, Peter, age 22
McGurty, Francis, age 49
McGurty, James, age 17
McLean, Alexander, age 50
McNiven, Robert, age 25
McTavish, James, age 19
Murdoch, William, age 26
Navall, John, age 31
Neilson, James
Neilson, John
Nelson, Joseph, age 22
Penman, Thomas, age 20
Penman, Walter, age 22 (brother of Thomas)
Quinn, Michael, age 21
Reid, John, age 24
Richmond, James, age 58
Robertson, Daniel, age 15
Rooney, Terence, age 55
Shanks, David, age 45
Shanks, David, age 13
Smith, John, age 34
Spiers, James, age 38
Stirling, Allan, age 22
Torley, Alexander, age 26
Torley, Felix, age 43
Watson, Andrew Thomas
Wilson, James, age 40
Wilson, John, age 20
Winter, Walter, age 22

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings


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