Herbert Adlam

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Herbert Adlam
Born 1887
Died 1914 (aged 26–27)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Blairmore Cemetery
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Timber Packer

Early Life


According to census returns Herbert was born in Cardiff, South Wales, about 1887.

National School Admission registers and Log


William Adlam married Marie Clark, 6 Mar 1871 at Llanelly, Brecon, Wales.

Herbert was in 1898 in the school admission registers for Anston Church of England Boys School, Yorkshire.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Thomas Adlam
  • Robert Adlam
  • William Adlam
  • Walter Adlam
  • Leonard Adlam
  • Herbert Adlam
  • Lily Adlam
  • Evan Evans (adopted son)


Herbert didn't marry.

Census Records

1891 Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, age 4, born Cramlin, South Wales
1901 Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, age 13, occupation in a mine underground, born Cardiff, Wales
1906 Lundbreck, Alberta, family there but not Herbert

Immigration to Canada

1903 Ship Pretorian, age 15, with his father and brothers.


Timber Packer

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


One source gives the cemetery as the mass grave in Hillcrest but a newspaper article of the day said he was buried in Blairmore, Alberta. Blairmore is correct.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E


His mother is listed as a dependent. Address: Blairmore, Alberta.

Interesting Facts

Herbert's brother, William, married Margaret Ann Harris whom I believe was a sister of David John Harris, also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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