David John Harris

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David John Harris
Born 1892
New Tredegar, Monmouth, Wales
Died 1914 (aged 21–22)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Bratticeman

Early Life



David Harris married Margaret Ann Gulliver, Bedwelty, Wales 4/4 1890.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • David John Harris
  • Margaret Ann Harris
  • Richard Samuel Harris
  • Irene May Harris



Census Records

  • 1901 Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, age 9
  • 1911 Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, age 19, coal miner

Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Arabic, age 21, miner, going to join his father, miner

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


David is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

David's parents and siblings were all living in Hillcrest in 1916. Father David Harris died in 1917.


Schedule E

Interesting Facts

David's sister Margaret married William Adlam the brother of Herbert Adlam also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
With David on the Arabic was Albert Rees, also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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