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William Jack, miner, Livingstone Station Rows, Livingston, Linlithgowshire, died on 31 December 1910 and David Kerr, miner's drawer, Burnvale Cottage, Blackburn Road, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, died on 2 January 1911, both in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from burns sustained on 28 December 1910 in No. 3 Starlaw Shale Mine, Livingston, Linlithgowshire, following a gas explosion. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1911/12

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1911

John Provan, mining contractor, Livingstone Station Rows, Livingston, died on 10 July 1911 in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained earlier that day and Alexander Cornwath, miner's drawer, Livingstone Station Rows, Livingston, died on 10 July 1911 when a large stone fell upon them in No. 5 Shale Mine, Deans, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1911/13

Peter Ronaldson, chain-runner, 1 Stone Row, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, died on 21 July 1911 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 18 July 1911 in No. 1 Rosshill Shale Mine, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, when he was crushed. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1911/10

Robert Grieve, miner, 23 Catherine Terrace, South Queensferry, Linlithgowshire and Francis Gilhooley, mining contractor, 8 Railway Row, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, both died on 20 October 1911 in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from burns sustained on 16 October 1911 at Dalmeny Shale Pit, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, following a gas explosion. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1911/15

William Jamieson, chain runner, 106 Mid Street, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, died on 2 October 1911 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Deans, Bathgate, when he was crushed between a rake of hutches up the slope dook. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1911/14

Alexander Craig, labourer, Hill Square, South Queesferry, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, died on 26 December 1911 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 25 November 1911 at the Oil Works, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, when he was run over by a large oil tank. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1912/2

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1912

Francis McGinn, labourer, 50 Old Holygate, Broxburn, Uphall Parish, Linlithgowshire, died on 22 January 1912 on route in an ambulance to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, after sulphate of ammonia fell upon him at Uphall Oil Works, Uphall, Linlithgowshire. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1912/3

Harry Feeny, mine roadsman, Abercorn Place, Winchburgh, died on 27 May 1912 in No. 1 Shale Mine, Duddingston, Abercorn, and George Stirret, mine roadsman, Abercorn Place, Winchburgh, died on 27 May 1912 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on the same day in No. 1 Shale Mine when both were knocked down by a runaway hutch. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1912/10

David Smith, miner, Kirkhill Park, Broxburn, Linlithgowshire, died on 13 June 1912, in No. 2 Shale Mine, Roman Camp, Uphall, Linlithgowshire. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1912/13

Wiliam Pollock, mine fireman, South Queensferry, died on 17 December 1912 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 14 December 1912 at Rosshill Shale Mine, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, when he was burned as a result of an explosion of gas. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1913/2

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1913

Patrick Shields, miner, Bank Buildings, Broxburn, died on 7 January 1913 at Bank Buildings, Broxburn, from injuries sustained on 6 January 1913 in No. 2 Shale Mine, Roman Camp, Linlithgowshire. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1913/3

James Malone, miner's drawer, Dalmeny, died on 4 February 1913 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on the same day in Dalmeny Shale Pit, Linlithgowshire. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1913/4

Charles McQueen, shale miner, 2 Church Street, Broxburn, died on 15 May 1913 in Glendevon Shale Mine, Kirkliston Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a quantity of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1913/7

John Walker, mine bottomer, Old Holygate, Broxburn, died on 7 August 1913 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Roman Camp, Linlithgowshire, when he was knocked down by a runaway hutch. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1913/11

Alexander Tennant, miner, 24 Duntarvie View, Winchburgh, Linlithgowshire, died on 20 December 1913 at his house, from injuries sustained on 22 August 1911 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Duddingston, Abercorn Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a quantity of material fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/2

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1914

George Fyfe Brown Chalmers, miner, 23 Starlaw Rows, Bathgate, died on 12 March 1914 in No. 5 Shale Mine, Deans, Bathgate Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a large piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/7

Robert Gilmour Millar, miner's drawer, Main Street, Midcalder, died on 26 May 1914 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 2 April 1914 in No. 4 Shale Mine, Pumpherston, when a small piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/9

James Findlay, miner, Harbour Lane, South Queensferry, died on 19 August 1914 at his house, from injuries sustained on 9 August 1912 in No. 1 Shale Mine, Duddingston, Kirkliston Parish, Linlithgowshire, when he slipped and fell upon his knee. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/23

John Mathieson, labourer, no fixed residence, died on 21 August 1914 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 3 August 1914 at Deans Oil Works, Linlithgowshire, when he fell into a quantity of hot water. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/18

William Purvis, foreman, 77 Seafield Rows, Blackburn, Linlithgowshire, died on 31 August 1914 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 10 June 1914 at Seafield Oil Works, Linlithgowshire, when he was knocked down by a pair of hutch wheels. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/14

David Paterson, foreman sulphatemaker, 57 Seafield Rows, Blackburn, Linlithgowshire, died on 14 September 1914 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 10 September 1914 at Seafield Oil Works, Linlithgowshire, when he contracted poisoning. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/17

Thomas O' Donnell, miner's drawer, 12 Hope Street, Philpstoun, Linlithgowshire, died on 17 September 1914 at the Longmore Hospital for Incurables, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 9 June 1914 in No. 6 Shale Mine, Whitequarries, Linlithgowshire, when a loaded tub ran over him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/13

John McIndoer, miner, 22 Catherine Terrace, South Queensferry, died on 23 October 1914 at No. 6 Shale Mine, Philpstoun, Abercorn Parish, Linlithgowshire, when he was knocked down and run over by a tub. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1914/22

William French, engineer's fitter, 21 Roman Camp, Uphall, Linlithgowshire, died on 28 December 1914 at his house, from injuries sustained on 27 December 1914 at Roman Camp Oil Works, Roman Camp, when he fell from an engine in the engine house. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/2

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1915

Thomas Gray, pithead worker, Livingston Village, died on 1 January 1915 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Deans by Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, from injuries sustained that day when he was thrown by a tipping tub. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/1

Joseph Roy, miner, Beechwood Cottages, Livingston Station, died on 11 January 1915 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 8 January 1915 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Deans by Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, in a gas explosion. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/5

Patrick Tierney, miner, 19 East Terrace, South Queensferry, died on 26 January 1915 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 24 January 1915 in Rosshill Shale Mine, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, in a gas explosion. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/3

John Hickie, miner's drawer, 72 Seafield Rows, by Bathgate, died on 25 February 1915 in No. 1 Mid Breich Pit, Blackburn, when a large piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/7

James Wilson, assistant retort foreman, 27 High Street, Linlithgow, died on 22 March 1915 at Philpstoun Oil Works, Philpstoun, Linlithgow, when he was run over by a railway waggon. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/9

Alexander Williamson Haddow, mine fireman, Midhope Place, Winchburgh, died on 29 April 1915 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 26 April 1915 in No. 3 Duddingston Shale Mine, Winchburgh, following a gas explosion. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/18

Thomas Tafts, miner, Black's Buildings, Uphall, died on 15 May 1915 in No. 4 Shale Mine, Uphall Station, Uphall Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a large quantity of material fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/16

James William Rennoldson, labourer, 150 High Street, Edinburgh, died on 3 August 1915 at a spent shale bing, Dalmeny Oil Works, Dalmeny, when a large piece of clinker fell upon him, 9 Nov 1915. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/24

Bernard McCarron, labourer, 7 Whitrigg Cottages, Blackburn, died on 6 September 1915 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 31 July 1915 in a sulphate house at Seafield Oil Works, Seafield, when a quantity of sulphate of ammonia fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1915/21

Samuel Topping, oil worker, 10 Victoria Place, Broxburn, died on 16 December 1915 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 7 December 1915 at Uphall Oil Works, Uphall, when he was burned by an outburst of flame. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/1

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1916

Alexander Spiers, shale miner, 118 Seafield Rows, by Bathgate, died on 12 January 1916 at his house, from injuries sustained on the same day in No. 3 Mine, Seafield, when a large piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/5

John Cushley, labourer, 169 Back Street, Broxburn, died on 22 January 1916 at his house, from injuries sustained on 20 January 1916 in a sulphate house, Broxburn Oil Works, Broxburn, when he fell into a grinding mill. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/2

John Anderson, pitheadman, Rosewell Villa, Uphall, died on 5 February 1916 at his house, from injuries sustained on 29 November 1915 in Carledubs Mine, Uphall, when a piece of shale fell and struck him on a finger. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/9

Robert Ramsay Crowe, miner's drawer, 51 Glen Road, Livingston Station, died on 14 April 1916 in No. 5 Shale Mine, Deans, Linlithgowshire, when a piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/11

James Wilson Smith, senior miner, Mossbank Cottages, Caputhall, Bathgate, died on 3 May 1916 in No. 4 Shale Mine, Deans, Linlithgowshire, when a piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/14

Henry Strathearn, haulage engineman, 30 Breich Rows, died on 31 May 1916 in No. 1 Mid Breich Shale Pit, Livingston, when he was caught by the haulage rope and wound round the drum. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/22

Adam Nelson McIlloney, engine keeper, 47 Bridgend Rows, Linlithgow, and Homer Wilson, miner's drawer, the Avenue, Philpstoun, both died on 15 June 1916 in No. 1 Shale Mine, Philpstoun, when a large quantity of material fell upon them. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/15

John Philbin, miner's drawer, Station Road, Uphall Station, died on 3 July 1916 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on the same day in No. 4 Shale Mine, Pumpherston, when a shot which he had lighted went off and struck him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/21

John Millar, labourer, 86 Stewartfield Rows, Broxburn, died on 24 October 1916 at Broxburn Oil Works, Broxburn, when he was struck and then fell into a grinding mill. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1916/30

Charles Moughan, miner, 8 Railway Row, Dalmeny, died on 24 December 1916 at Rosshill Shale Mine, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire, when a large stone fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1917/3

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1917

James Connor, retortman, 74 Kingscavil Rows, died on 26 January 1917 at Philpstoun Oil Works, Philpstoun, Linlithgowshire, when he was knocked down by a runaway hutch. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1917/4

George Muir, pump cleaner, 41 Kingscavil Rows, died on 14 February 1917 in No. 1 Shale Mine, Philpstoun Oil Works, Philpstoun, Linlithgowshire, when he was knocked down by a runaway hutch, 13 Mar 1917. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1917/1

George Wilson Marshall, miner, 48 Oakbank Place, Winchburgh, died on 17 April 1917 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Duddingston, Parish of Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, when a large piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1917/7

Edward O' Donnell, miner's drawer, 57 Glen Road, Livingston Station, died on 29 August 1917 in No. 4 Shale Mine, Deans, Bathgate Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a large piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1917/11

Archibald McLiver, shale miner, Coronation Buildings, Broxburn, died on 28 September 1917 in No. 41 Fawnspark Shale Mine, parish of Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, when a quantity of blaes fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1917/13

James Ruthven Stewart, miner, Sycamore Cottage, South Queensferry, Linlithgowshire, died on 22 November 1917 at home from injuries sustained on 16 November 1917 in No. 1 Shale Mine, Duddingston, when a large quantity of blaes fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1917/17

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1918

James Paris Stein, miner's drawer, 5 Bridgend Rows, Linlithgow, died on 28 February 1918 in No. 1 Shale Mine, Philpstoun, Parish of Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, when a large piece of shale fell upon him and John Stein, miner's drawer, Kinnaird Terrace, Philpstoun, died on 2 March 1918 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 28 February 1918 in No. 1 Shale Mine when a large piece of shale also fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1918/7

William McKee, shale miner, Helenslea, Greendykes Road, Broxburn, died on 22 June 1918 in an ambulance waggon near to No. 2 Westwood Pit, Livingstone Parish, Linlithgowshire, from injuries sustained on 21 June 1918 at said pit, when a quantity of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1918/13

James McCann, pony-driver, 98 Main Street, Livingston Station Rows, died on 10 July 1918 in No. 5 Shale Mine, Deans, Bathgate Parish, Linlithgowshire, when he was crushed beneath a rake of tubs. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1918/10

Patrick Smith, tipman, 13 Roman Camp, Uphall, died on 16 October 1918 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 15 October 1918 at Roman Camp Oilworks, Roman Camp, when he was knocked down by a runaway hutch. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1919/5

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1919

Michael O' Donnell, miner, 58 Kingscavil Rows, Linlithgow, died on 25 March 1919 in No. 6 Whitequarries Shale Mine, Abercorn Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a large piece of shale fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1919/11

Drummond Dick Douglas, miner, 83 Niddry Rows, by Winchburgh, died on 14 May 1919 in No. 6 Shale Mine, Hopetoun, Kirkliston Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a large quantity of material fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1919/12

William Broddie, Mine Rescue Brigade Station, Bathgate, Robert Laird and William Gibb, both at Mine Rescue Brigade Station, Coatbridge, all died on 18 April 1919 in Newliston Shale Mine, Kirkliston Parish, Linlithgowshire, attempting to put out a fire. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1919/13

Joseph Rafferty, miner, 2 Kennedy's Court, Main Street, Broxburn, died on 21 November 1919 in No. 41 Shale Mine, Hopetoun, Abercorn Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a large quantity of material fell upon him. NAS Reference: SC41/13/1919/23

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