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b. 1928 Dumfrieshire. d. 22/05/1953 Fauldhead Colliery, Dumfrieshire.

 

DATE OF EM ACTION: 22/05/1953 Fauldhead Colliery, Dumfrieshire.

 

Little is known about Dumfrieshire miner Thomas Dalziel Bennie other than his actions at Fauldhead Colliery in 1953 which ultimately cost him his life.

 

EM CITATION:

 

As the result of a fall of roof in Fauldhead Colliery, Dumfriesshire, on 22nd May, 1953, a miner was trapped by a large stone, but the dirt in the sides of the road prevented the full weight of the stone bearing on him. The fall displaced timber supports and left the roof in a dangerous

condition, with every indication of further collapse. Despite the risk, Bennie, who had been working with the trapped miner, remained in order to try to release him, but a further fall occurred and Bennie was fatally injured. His disregard of personal risk in his attempts to rescue the trapped miner was in the highest tradition of the mining industry.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST CONALS CHURCHYARD, KIRKCONNEL, DUMFRIESHIRE.

SECTION J GRAVE 26.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Dalziel Bennie EM

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