In Memoriam – Gresford Colliery Disaster 1934

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The men and boys who lost their lives at Gresford Colliery.

Joseph Anders aged 27 years, beltman of 17, Empress Road, Wrexham.
Joseph Thomas Anders aged 31 years, repairman of 39, Bertie Road, Wrexham.
George Anderson aged 67 years, repairer of Old Rhosrobin, Wrexham.
Alfred Owen Andrews aged 43 years, cutterman of Benjamin Road, Wrexham.
Joseph Archibald aged 47 years, metalman of 44, Finney Street, Wrexham.
Thomas Archibald aged 30 years, cutterman of Council Houses, Pandy.
David Baines aged 26 years, haulage hand of 9, Victoria Road, Brynteg.
Maldwyn O. Bateman aged 15 years, haulage hand of 11, Lorne Street, Rhosddu.
Edward Wynn Bather aged 36 years, collier of Finney Street, Rhosddu.
Edward Beddows aged 63 years, collier of The Woodlands, High Street, Gwersyllt.
Arthur Bew aged 45 years, cutterman of 13, Colliery Houses, Rhosddu.
Thomas Lloyd Bewley aged 58 years, collier of 15, Park Street, Rhosddu.
Alfred Bowen aged 53 years, borer of 71, Langdale Avenue, Rhostyllen.
Henry Boycott aged 38 years, packer of 18, Offa Terrace, Wrexham.
Herbert Brain aged 31 years, repairer of 15, Pentrefelin, Wrexham.
George Bramwell aged 30 years, haulage hand of 11, Western Road, New Broughton.
Joseph Brannan aged 32 years, collier of Fford Edgeworth, Maesydre, Wrexham.
William Arthur Brown aged 22 years haulage hand of 2, Albert Street, Wrexham.
J.A.H. Bryan aged 20 years, packer of 72, Llew Road, Coedpoeth.

A. Buckley aged 21 years, haulage, of Mountain View, Windy Hill, Summerhill.
Fred Burns aged 41 years, collier, of 33, Bennions Road, Hunteroyde, Wrexham.
John A, Capper aged 35 years, packer of 1, Wrexham Road, Broughton.
A. Edward Cartwright aged 24 years, filler of 25, Florence Street, Rhosddu.
Charles Cartwright aged 33 filler of 25, Florence Street, Rhosddu.
Stephen Chadwick aged 21 years, filler of 8, Kenyon Street, Wrexham.
Edwin Chester aged 67 years, fireman of Beales Cottages, Pandy.
Arthur Clutton aged 29 years, packer of 40, Lorne Street, Rhosddu.
George Albert Clutton aged 20 years, collier of 7, March Terrace, New Rhosrobbin.
John Collins aged 62 years, shotfirer of Council Houses, Bradley.
Thomas R. Cornwall aged 30 years, haulage of 32 , Bennions Road, Wrexham.
William Crump aged 36 years, cutterman of 157, Council Houses, Bradley.
Thomas Darlington aged 28 years, ripper of 39. Mountain Street, Rhos.
Edward Davies aged 53 years, packer of 33, Cyngorfan, Rhos.
George William Davies aged 26 years, haulage, 29, Farndon Street, Wrexham.
Hugh T. Davies aged 26 years, borer of Holly Bush Terrace, Bradley.
James Davies aged 31 years repairer of 4, Williams Cottages, Moss.
James Davies aged 37 years, repairer, filler of 14, Boundary, Terrace, Gree, Bymbo.
James Edward Davies aged 21 years, filler of 29, Farndon, Street, Wrexham.
John Davies aged 64 years, repairer of Fern Leigh, Rhosrobin Road, Wrexham.
John E. Davies aged 32 years, collier of 43, Bennions Road, Wrexham.
J.R. Davies aged 69 years, repairer of Fern Leigh, Rhosrobin Road, Wrexham.

Matthias Davies aged 24 years, filler of 4, Erw Las, Maesydre, Wrexham.
Peter Davies aged 50 years, repairer of 8, Newtown, Wrexham.
Peter Davies aged 25 years, filer of 6. March terrace, Rhosrobbin.
Peter Davies aged 21 years, borer of 7, Glanllyn, Bradley.
Robert Thomas Davies aged 34 years, collier of 4, Mountain View, Caego, Wrexgham.
Sam Davies aged 35 years, filler of 14, Woodland View, New Rhosrobbin.
Thomas Davies aged 3 1years, repairer of Erw Cotttage, Caergwrle.
William Davies aged 33 years, repairer of 14, Acton Terrace, Rhosnessney.
Thomas Dodd aged 39 years, ripper of 5, Maeseinnion, Rhos.
Fred Duckett aged 29 years, collier of 7, Beech Terrace, Ruabon.
Joseph Edge aged 28 years, haulage hand of 31, Green Road, Brymbo.
T.    Sam Edge aged 30 years, collier of 62, Nelson Street, Hightown, Wrexham.
Albert Edwards aged 62 years , repairer of Nr. Kings Road, Moss.
Ernest Edwards aged 16 years, haulage hand of 31, Green Road, Brymbo.
E. Glyn Edwards aged 32 years, haulage hand of 13, Woodland View, New Rhosrobbin.
Ernest Thomas Edwards aged 23 years, ripper of 4, Queen Street, Rhos.
F.    Edwards aged 32 years, pipeman of Chestnut Avenue, Acton.
James Sam Edwards aged 32 years, haulage hand of Top Road, Moss.
John Edward Edwards aged 39 years, collier of 6, Glan Afon, Maesydre, Wrexham.
Joseph C. Edwards aged 30 years, packer of 9, Coronation Cottages, New Road, Southsea.
Thomas David Edwards aged 40 years, ripper of 6, New Street, Rhos.
William Edwards aged 32 years, ripper of 20, Church Street, Rhos.

John Edwardson aged 41 years, beltman, of High Street, Gresford.
George Edward Ellis aged 43 years, collier of 35, Council Houses, Pandy.
Fred Evans aged 50 years , collier of 1, Grange Avenue, Rhosddu.
Joseph Evans aged 32 years, cutterman of Ness Cottage, Park Wall, Gwersyllt.
Norman Evans aged 37 years, doggie, 14, Grange Avenue, Rhosddu.
Ralph Evans aged 37 years, cutter 135, Pentre Lane, Llay.
Len Fisher aged 30 years, haulage hand of 44, Marple Avenue, Acton, Wrexham.
Irwin Foulkes aged 21 years, haulage hand of 15, Cyngorfan, Rhos.
Richard George Gabriel aged 61 years, collier of Crispin Lane, Wrexham.
Joseph Henry Gittens aged 42 years, repairer of 11, Adenbury Street, Wrexham.
J. Goowdin aged 51 years, packer of 6, Chapel Road, New Brougton.
Edward Griffiths aged 21 years, filler of Brandy Cottages, Ruabon.
Ellis Griffiths aged 50 years, packer of 68, Cyngorfan, Rhos.
Emmanuel Griffiths aged 53 years, packer of 14, High Street, Penycae.
E.C. Griffiths aged 25 years, repairer of 6, Gardd Estyn, Garden Village.
John Francis Griffiths aged 57 years, repairer of 14, Oxford Street, Wrexham.
Walter Griffiths aged 50 years, repairer of 53, Victoria Road, Brynteg.
Walter Hall aged 49 years, packer of 4, Church Road, Brynteg.
T.W. Hallam aged 32 years, packer of 3, Railway Terrace, Gwersyllt.
Arthur Hamlington aged 62 years, repairer of Yew Tree Cottage, Little Mountain.
Frank Hampson aged 32 years of repairer of 78, Ruabon Road, Rhostyllen.
Arthur Harrison aged 21 years, collier of 30, Moss Hill, Moss.

Charles Edward Harrison aged 15 years, haulage hand of 19, James Street, Wrexham.
Phillip Hewitt aged 56 years, repairer of Poplar Avenue, Rhos.
William Henry Higgins aged 27 years, haulage hand of 12, Finney Street, Rhosddu.
Alfred F. Holt aged 31 years, cutter of 155, Finney Street, Rhosddu.
Joseph Henry Houlden aged 21 years, haulage hand of 25, 2nd. Avenue, Llay.
Cecil Hughes aged 32 years, packer of Tanygraig, Minerva.
F.O. Hughes aged 60 years, repairer of 7, Acton Terrace, Rhosnessney.
Harry Hughes aged 44 years, cutterman of 3, Hill Crest, Spring Lodge.
John Hughes aged 58 years, repairer of 59, Percy Road, Wrexham.
Peter Joseph Hughes aged 27 years, collier of Tanygraig, Minera.
Robert John Hughes aged 29 years, collier of 14, Lorne Street, Rhosddu.
Walter Ellis Hughes aged 24 years, packer of Rosemary Cresent, Rhostyllen.
William Hughes aged 43 years, collier of 4, Long Row, Brymbo.
Ben Humphreys aged 34 years, collier of 50, Vernon Road, Brynteg.
Joseph Humphreys aged 30 years, cutterman of 22, Edward’s Road, Brynteg.
Thomas Husbands aged 40 years, collier of 18, Manley Road, Wrexham.
Ernest Jarvis aged 41 years, cutterman of 7, Vownog, Bersham.
W.T. Jenkins aged 25 years, collier of 14, Heol Offa, Vron, Wrexham.
Percy Johns aged 29 years, packer of 27, Fford Edgeworth, Maseydre, Wrexham.
A. Edward Jones aged 31 years, borer of 25, Nelson Street, Wrexham.
A. Jones aged 37 years, header man of 50, Westminster Road, New Broughton.
Cyril Jones aged 26 years, collier of Main Road, Old Rhosrobin.

Dan Jones aged 33 years, repairer of 14, Western Road, New Broughton.
Edward Jones aged 64 years, repairer of 5, Woodland View, High Street, Gwersyllt.
Edward Jones aged 56 years, repairer of Queen Street, Cefn.
Edward George Jones aged 23 years, haulage hand of 29, Ruabon Road, Wrexham.
Eric Jones aged 23 years, filler of 116, Rosemary Crescent, Rhostyllen.
Ernest Jones aged 36 years, packer of 35, Glan Garth, Maesydre, Wrexham.
Evan Hugh Jones aged 55 years, repairer of Marion House, New Brighton, Minera.
Fred Jones aged 30 years, packer of 4, Woodland View, New Rhosrobbin.
F.H.C. Jones aged 31 years, borer of 1, Bridge Street, Holt.
F.O. Jones aged 27 years, haulage hand of 21, Council Houses, Berse.
George Jones aged 47 years, beltman of 18, Glan Garth, Maesydre, Wrexham.
Gwilym Hunphrey Jones aged 22 years, haulage hand of 24, Russel Street, Cefn.
Henry Jones aged 59 years, collier of 1, Gordon Terrace, Rhosddu.
Idris Jones aged 37 years, haulage hand of 59, Nant Road, Coedpoeth.
Iorwerth Jones aged 52 years, haulage hand of Bryn Dolwar, Rhosrobin Road.
Jabez Jones aged 43 years, haulage hand of 1, Morgan Avenue, Rhosddu.
John Dan Jones aged 42 years, repairer of 3, Williams Cottages, Moss.
John Richard Jones aged 33 years, repairer of 6, Mostyn View, Coedpoeth.
John Robert Jones aged 55 years, repairer 119, Pentre Lane, Llay.
Llew Jones aged 49 years, repairer of 3, Windsor Road, New Broughton.
Llew Jones aged 38 years, haulage hand of Yew Tree Bungalow, Gresford.
Llew Jones aged 38 years, collier of 3, Bersham Road New Broughton.

Richard Henry Jones aged 21 years, haulage hand, 5, Bryn Terrace, Ruabon.
R.J. Jones aged 34 years, repairer 3, White Houses, Lodge, Brymbo.
Robert Jones aged 57 years, fireman of Drefechan, Penycae.
Robert Jones aged 49 years, packer of Hillock Lane, Gresford.
Thomas Jones aged 55 years, packer of 28, Council Houses, Gresford.
Thomas E. Jones aged 29 years, collier of Poolmouth Valley, Moss.
Thomas John Jones aged 58 years, haulage hand of Bryndedwydd, Marford Hill, Penllyn, Trevor.
T.O. Jones aged 59 years, collier of Penllyn, Trevor.
William Jones aged 51 years, haulage hand of 16, Lorne Street, Rhosddu.
William Jones aged 21 years, filler of 2, Lloyd Street, Rhos.
James Kelsall aged 30 years, haulage hand of 34, Florence Street, Rhosdu.
John Kelsall aged 37 years, packer of Rose Cottage, Common Wood, Holt.
William Lawrence aged 43 years, haulage hand of 9, Nelson Street, Hightown, Wrexham.
John Thomas Lee aged 30 years, repairer of 10, Heol Offa, Coedpoeth.
Thomas Lee aged 30 years, repairer, 6, Heol Offa, Coedpoeth.
David Lewis aged 44 years, repairer of 6, Merlyn Street, Johnstown.
David Thomas Lewis aged 46 years, cutterman of 3, Middle Road, Coedpoeth.
Joel Lilley aged 41 years, repairer of Main Road, Old Rhosrobbin.
Thomas Lloyd aged 55 years, packer of 14, Colliery Road, Rhosddu.
William Lloyd aged 59 years, collier, 22, Finney Street, Rhosddu.
W.S. Lloyd aged 19 years, haulage hand, 172, Pentre Lane, llay.
John Lucas aged 59 years, collier of 153, Council Houses, Glanllyn, Gwersylt.

Joseph McKean aged 30 years repairer, of 15, Cheshire View, Spring Lodge, Wrexham.
Colin V. Maggs aged 17 years, haulage hand of Talwrn House, Talwrn.
Albert Mannion aged 29 years, filler of 12, Hill Crest, Spring Lodge, Wrexham.
Thomas A. Mannion aged 33 years, repairer of 31, Meadows Lane, Spring Lodge, Wrexham.
William Henry Martin aged 37 years, ripper of 7, Newton, Gresford.
W.V. Matthews aged 18 years, haulage hand of 22 Hill Street, Penycae.
Sam Mathias aged 42 years, fireman of 6, Eagles Place, Moss.
William Meade aged 39 years, packer of 22, St. John’s Road, Wrexham.
George Mitchell aged 32 years, haulage hand of 35, James Street, Wrexham.
Ernest Monks aged 23 years, haulage hand of Glan Afon, Bwlchgwym.
Edward Morley aged 57 years, repairer of 89, Council Houses, Bradley.
Alfred Morris aged 20 years, haulage hand of 20, High Street, Penycae.
Harry Nicholls aged 35 years, collier of 3, Ashfield Road, Crispin Lane, Wrexham.
William Henry Nicholls aged 25 years, collier of 34, Farndon Street, Wrexham.
Evan Henry Owens aged 54 years, packer of 22, Cunliffe Walk, Garden Village.
Alexander Palmer aged 20 years, haulage hand of Kingstown, Maesydre.
Isaac Parry aged 65 years, repairer of 41, Western View, Wrexham Road, Lodge, Brymbo.
J. Parry aged 65 years, repairer of Western View, Wrexham Road, Lodge, Brymbo.
J.E. Parry aged 31 years, haulage hand of 19, Pisgah Hill, Pentre Broughton.
J.    Richard Parry aged 31 years, haulage hand of 37, Manley Road, Wrexham.
Stephen Penny aged 32 years, filler 10, Stansty View, New Rhosrobbin.

William H. Penny aged 32 years, ambulanceman of 60, Council Houses, Pandy.
Frank Perrin aged 23 years, haulage hand of Finney Street, Rhosddu.
Henry Peters aged 38 years, packer of 114, Pentre Lane, Llay.
George Phillips aged 22 years, haulage hand of 75, Trevenna Way, Spring Lodge.
Herbert Phillips aged 30 years, filler of 27, Haig Road, Hightown, Wrexham.
John Phillips aged 40 years, filler of 9, Gardd Estyn, Garden Village.
John Frank Pickering aged 22 years, haulage hand of Sycamore Terrace, Old Rhosrobbin.
Charles Powell aged 57 years, railman of 24, Dale Street, Rhosddu.
Ernest Price aged 27 years, cutterman of Oldfield Terrace, Gresford.
Joseph Pridding aged 32 years, haulage hand of 19, Oxford Street, Wrexham.
Mark Prince aged 59 years, repairer of Manley Road, Wrexham.
William Prince aged 30 years, repairer of 23, Meadow Lea, Spring Lodge, Wrexham.
Isiah Pritchard aged 54 years, repairer of 11, Woodland View, New Rhosrobbin.
Ernest Pugh aged 49 years, doggie of 5, Quarry Road, Brynteg.
Thomas Pugh aged 54 years, collier of 61, vernon Street, Rhosddu.
John Ralphs aged 53 years, cutterman of Market Street, Pentre, Broughton.
Thomas A. Rance aged 21 years, haulage hand of 11, High Street, Pentre, Broughton.
A.    Rees aged 56 years, pipeman of 3, Gatewen Road, New Broughton.
Lloyd Reid aged 20 years, haulage engine driver of 11, bryn gardden, Rhos.
Arthur A. Roberts aged 63 years, repairer of Wire Mill Cottages, Bradley.
Edward Roberts aged 35 years, collier of Bryn Estyn Cottages, Rhosnessney.
Ernest Roberts aged 26 years, filler, Little Penybryn, Abenbury, Wrexham.

E.C. Roberts aged 42 years, collier of 12, Council Houses, Gresford.
Frank Roberts aged 26 years, haulage hand of 3, Bury Street, Wrexham.
George W. Roberts aged 28 years, filler of 12, Glan Afon, Maesddre, Wrexham.
Idris Roberts aged 16 years, haulage hand of Pump Houses, Highfield, Stantsy.
John David Roberts aged 47 years, collier of 14 Lorne Street, Wrexham.
John H. Roberts aged 33 years packer of 2, Patison Row, Coedpoeth.
Olwyn Roberts aged 24 years, filler of 32, Hill Street, Penycae.
Percy Roberts aged 26 years, haulage hand of The Bungalow, Lydiart fanny, Coedpoeth.
Robert Roberts aged 33 years, repairer of Off Brook Street, Rhos.
Robert John Roberts aged 49 years, filler of Market Street, Wrexham.
Robert Thomas Roberts aged 57 years, railman of Crispin Lane, Rhosddu.
Robert William Roberts aged 38 years, packer of 5, Forge Road, Southsea.
Thomas James Roberts aged 19 years, filler of Kendrick Place, Beast Market, Wrexham.
William Roberts aged 45 years, packer of 41, princess Street, Wrexham.
William T. Roberts aged 40 years, collier of 165, Pentre Lane, llay.
William Robertson aged 41 years, cutterman of Spring Road, Rhosddu.
Edward Llew Rogers aged 20 years, haulage hand of 18, New Houses lane, Buckley.
Grenville Rogers aged 29 years, repairer of 19, Wheatsheaf Lane, Gwesylly.
Harry Ross aged 34 years, collier of 45, Nelson Street, Wrexham.
John Rowlands aged 36 years, cutterman of 85, Holt Road, Wrexham.
John David Rowlands aged 17 years, haulage hand of Old Cross Foxes, Minera.
William Salisbury aged 36 years, fireman of 48, Victoria Road, Minera.

George Shaw aged 63 years, collier of Ashwood, Wrexham Road, Brynteg.
John Stone aged 34 years, packer of Gresford, Wrexham.
Richard Stone aged 49 years, doggie of High Street, Gresford.
Arthur Slawson aged 22 years, haulage hand of Cresent Road, Wrexham.
Leonard Smith aged 20 years, haulage hand of 25, Bennions Road, Huntroyde, Wrexham.
R.T. Stevens aged 25 years, haulage hand of 27, Pisgah Hill, Pentre, broughton.
Albert Strange aged 25 years, collier of 21, Nelson Street, Wrexham.
Stanley Stratford aged 39 years, packer of 5, 9th. Avenue, Llay.
John Tarran aged 59 years, repairer of 77, Liverpool Road, Buckley.
William Henry Taylor aged 53 years, cutterman of Church Street, Holt.
Berwyn Thomas aged 26 years, haulage hand of 2, Kent Road, Lodge, Brymbo.
John Elias Thomas aged 29 years, haulage hand of 5, Queen’s Terrace, Gwersyllt.
Robert Thomas aged 32 years, haulage hand of Pant Hill, Rhos.
Tec. Thomas aged 26 years, collier of 51, Council Houses, Pandy.
John Thornton aged 24 years, repairer of 6, Coronation Cottages, New Broughton.
Edward Tittle aged 44 years, repairer of Smith Lane, Acton, Wrexham.
Ernest Trow aged 41 years, collier of 13, huntroyde Avenue, Wrexham.
Fred Edward Valentine aged 24 years, haulage hand of 20, Glan Dwr, Acrefair.
John Edward Vaughan aged 28 years, repairer of 15, Alford Street, Wrexham.
John White aged 38 years, beltman of Chapel Cottages, Gresford.
George Williams aged 31 years, collier of 3, Garden Terrace, Summerhill.
Harold Williams aged 37 years, collier of 2, Osborne Terrace, Claypit Lane, Gresford.

Hugh Llewellyn Wiliams aged 43 years, collier of Park Street, Rhosddu. John Williams aged 44 years, repairer of 28, Dale Street, Wrexham.
John Williams aged 62 years, repairer of Cheetham’s Lodging House, Mount Street, Wrexham.
J.D. Williams aged 29 years, repairer of 2, Vulcan Cottages, New Road, Southsea,
John Thomas Williams aged 33 years, packer of12, Brynyffynon, Brymbo.
Morris Williams aged 24 years, electrician of Pentre Lane, Llay.
Reginald Williams aged 29 years, electrician of Old Rhosrobbin.
Thomas Williams aged 57 years, repairer of Park View Stores, Bradley.
W.A. Williams aged 29 years, cutterman of 9, gatewen Road, Pentre, Broughton.
John Walter Wilson aged 32 years, haulage hand of 5, Victoria Terrace, Coedpoeth.
Henry Witter aged 56 years, repairer of The Mount, Gresford.
Edward Wynn aged 68 years, repairer of 32, Bradley Road, Wrexham.
William Walter Wynneyard aged 47 years, repairer of New Inn, Cefn-y-bedd.
Morgan J. Yemm aged 28 years, repairer of 39, 7th. Avenue, Llay.
The rescue men who died were:
Dan Hughes aged 56 years of 23, 1st. Avenue, Llay.
William Hughes aged 54 years of Jackson’s Houses, New Rhosrobbin.
John Lewis aged 48 years of 9, Railway Terrace, Cefn-y-bedd.

George Brown aged 59 years, surface labourer who was killed by a further explosion on the 25th. September, 1934.

Rest in peace.


 



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