Cadeby Disaster Victim – Carlton, John William

July 1912

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 20 July 1912

Mining Heroes’ Funerals

John William Carlton

21 Tickhill Square, Denaby

The late J.W. Carlton, of 21 Tickhill Square, another of the mine heroes was laid to rest on Saturday afternoon at the Conisbrough Cemetery. Many friends were present at the funeral service, which was very impressive.

The Rev. F.S. Hawkes officiated. The coffin was supplied by Mr. G.L. Robinson, and made of oak, with the inscription :-

John William Carlton, died July 9 th 1912

Aged 38 years.”


The principal mourners were :- Mrs. Carlton and Mr. W. Page, Master J. Carlton and Miss C. Carlton, Mr. H. Carlton and Miss L. Carlton, Mr. J. Carlton ( Lancs.),

Mrs. Smith and Mr. J. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. L. Damms, Mr. and Mrs. J. Alpine, Mr. and Mrs. H. Page, Mr. and Mrs. S. Page, Mr. and Mrs. T. Smith, Mr. J. Alpine and Miss S. Alpine, Master G. Alpine, Mr. H. Milner and Mrs. Smith. The bearers were – Messrs. W. Golding, T. Gregory, T. Curtis, C. Biddolph, J. Brad, J. Higgins, C. Westby and T. Maddison.


John William Carlton originated from Middlestown in West Yorkshire and was married for 16 years to 40 year old Emma from Chesterton in Cambridgeshire. At the time of the 1911 census they had a daughter Clara aged 14 and a son John aged 12. A boarder John William Devlin aged 48 years, from Cumberland, was staying with them.

John William Carlton’s headstone

In Loving Memory of John William

The beloved husband of Emma Carlton

Who gave his life for others

In the Cadeby Colliery Disaster

July 9 th 1912 aged 38 years

We cannot Lord thy purpose see

But all is well that´s done by thee

Also their son Benjamin

Who died Aug 8 th 1906 aged 10 months

“Safe in the arms of Jesus “