Cadeby Disaster Victim – Neal, Herbert

July 1912

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 20 July 1912

Herbert Neal

Age: 38 Onsetter  Explosion 2nd

Address: 2 School Terrace, Conisbrough.

Funeral – Conisbrough Cemetery, Saturday. Minister – Rev. R. Ernest Grieves (Wesleyan).

Mourners :-Mrs. Neal (widow), Mr. W. Neal, Miss V. Neal, Mr. S. and Mr. G.. Neal (Louth), Mr. P. Neal, Mr. and Mrs. K. Boldock (Bellean, Lincs), Mr. R. Cook (Tarthwell, Lincs.), Mrs. Marshall (Northcoates), Messrs. Herbert and Harry Brown (nephews), and Ann Neal (niece), Mr. H. Neal (Melbourne, Australia ).

Members of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, of which deceased was a member, acted as pall-bearers. The Wesleyan Mission Band was in attendance.

Wreaths from :-” His Wife,” ” His Father, Brothers and Nephew,”” from the Wesleyan Mission Band,” and” from Mr. T. Parkes.”

At the time of the 1911 Census, Herbert Neal, born in Tathwell, Lincolnshire, was listed as a Fireman and lived with his wife of 13 years Katherine aged 35 who came from Corby in Lincolnshire.

Also living with them was their son, George William, aged 13 and apprentice to a Baker, daughter Violet Annie Neal, aged 7 and brother Frederick Neal aged 27 and employed as a Labourer above ground – all born in Lincolnshire

Herbert Neal’s headstone inscription:

The beloved husband of Katherine Neal, of Conisbrough,
who perished in the Cadeby Colliery explosion, July 9th 1912, aged 33 years

Thy purpose Lord we cannot see
But all is well that’s done by Thee

Also of the above named Kathrine Neal and wife of Fred Neal, his brother, who died May 5th 1930, aged 54 years