1914 (aged 26–27)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Blairmore Cemetery|
According to census returns Herbert was born in Cardiff, South Wales, about 1887. School register gives his date of birth 9 August 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.
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.
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
His mother is listed as a dependent. Address: Blairmore, Alberta.
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.
If you would like to see more information that we have gathered, please go to http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com.