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DATE OF EM ACTION: 29/12/1907 Lockhead Colliery, Fife, Scotland.

 

Very little is known about miner George Dryburgh other than the actions on the 29th December 1907 at Lockhead Colliery which led to the award of the Edward Medal in Silver to both him and his brother James.

 

EM CITATION:

 

On the 29th December, 1907, a fire broke out at Lockhead Colliery, Fife. It was feared that a fireman who was then in the pit was in danger. Two men descended to rescue him, but they

were overcome by the poisonous gas in the mine. James and George Dryburgh, in spite of

great risk, descended the shaft and rescued these two men.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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