b. 15/06/1870 Bolton, Lancashire. d. ? 1955 Bolton, Lancashire.
DATE OF AM ACTION: 18/06/1885 Clifton Hall Colliery, Manchester.
George was born in 1870, the eldest of seven children born to John and Frances Hindley. After basic schooling, George was apprenticed to a blacksmith. His trade as a blacksmith gained him employment in the mines, especially at Clifton Hall Colliery. He married Perdora, and they had eight children. In later life, the family lived in Bollington, near Macclesfield, where George’s new occupation was a mangler.
THE Queen has been graciously pleased to to confer ” The Albert Medal ” on the following persons, for conspicuous gallantry displayed on the occasion of the explosion at the Clifton Hall Colliery in June last: — ” The Albert Medal of the First Class.” Thomas Worrall, Underlooker. John Crook, Manager, Agecroft Colliery. ” The Albert Medal of the Sec nd Class” Charles Parkinson, Fireman. George Higson, Fireman. Aaron Manley, Pit Carpenter. George Hindley, Blacksmith.
BURIAL LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY, BOLTON, LANCASHIRE.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.