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DATE OF EM ACTION: 21/12/1910 Hulton Colliery, Allerton, Lancashire.

 

Very little is known about the life of coal miner John Hilton, other than his actions at Hulton Colliery, Allerton, Lancashire on the 21st December 1910.

 

EM CITATION:

 

On the 21st December, 1910, a terrible explosion occurred at the No. 3 Bank Pit at the Hulton Colliery, near Allerton, by which a portion of the casting of the upcast shaft was wrecked. Various miners were shut off from escape by the fall of earth, and suffered from the effects of poisonous gases. Many miners used their utmost endeavours to rescue their fellow workmen under circumstances of great danger, and the above showed specially conspicuous courage.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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