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DATE OF EM ACTION: 06/05/1918 Ackton Hall Colliery, Featherstone, Yorkshire.

 

Nothing has been traced of the life of coal miner Thomas Harper, other than his actions at Ackton Hall Colliery, near Featherstone, Yorkshire on 6th May 1918.

 

EM CITATION:

 

On the 6th May, 1918, three miners were working at the face in the Ackton Hall Colliery when a heavy fall of roof occurred, imprisoning one of the men. Holdway, who was soon on the spot, immediately began the work of rescue, and, with six others, including Harper and Laver, succeeded, after working hard for nearly 24 hours, in rescuing the imprisoned workman. The rescue was carried out with exceptional skill and determination under very dangerous conditions. Holdway specially distinguished himself and showed a fine example of courage and coolness. Harper and Laver were also specially mentioned for their resource and presence of mind.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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