Conanby Miner Killed

November 1942

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 14 November 1942

Conanby Miner Killed

Six weeks after being released from the Army for work as a miner. William Hawke, (33) of 26, Fullerton Avenue, Conanby, was killed last Thursday by a fall of coal at Yorkshire Main Colliery, Edlington.

At the inquest on Saturday, the Doncaster coroner. Mr. W. H. Carlisle, recorded a verdict of accidental death, and said the circumstances were particularly tragic.

It was the second case recently of a man returning to the pit from the Army and being killed. The funeral took place at Denaby on Tuesday. Mourners were Mr. J. Hawke’ (father), Mr. and Mrs. J. Hawke.. Mr. and Mrs. B Hunt. Mr. and Mrs. Gascoigne. Misses Rose, Harriet, Mary, Joan and Edward Hawke’. Mr. and Mrs. A. Wedge, and Mr. H. Cawood. Mrs. Hawker was unable to attend owing to illness. There were floral tributes from relatives, friends, fellow workmates, and neighbours and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by Mr. E. Downing, Station Road, Conisbrough.