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Valleyfield Colliery Disaster 1939

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Date: 28 Oct 1939 [unknown]
Location: Culross, Fife, Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Scotland Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 28 October 1939
  • Location: Valleyfield, Fife
  • Type: Coal Mine Explosion
  • Victims: 35
  • Cause: Ignition of gas, which set fire to coal dust.
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Archibald Anderson, age 46
David Baillie, age 35
Alexander Banks, age 65
John Brown, age 23
David Cairns, age 35
Thomas Campbell, age 56
Alexander Campbell, age 61
Thomas Clark, age 47
William Devlin, age 37
Arthur Doohan, age 39
Duncan Ewing, age 27
Aubrey Gauld, age 34
Peter Gilliard, age 23
Edward Glass, age 27
David Hogg, age 49
James Irvine, age 37
Bert Keegan, age 52
Thomas Kerr, age 58
Thomas Kerr, age 26
Robert Lang, age 23
Alexander Lawrie, age 31
Edmund Link, age 24
James McFadzean, age 28
Robert McFarlane, age 41
John McIntyre, age 22
Peter Martin, age 42
Colin Morrison, age 51
Michael Murray, age 33
Robert Nicholson, age 32
Alexander Paterson, age 32
William Ramage, 52
James Spowart, age 29
Michael Tinney, age 35
Henry Toal, age 29
Robert Wright, age 48

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings




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