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DATE OF EM ACTION: 05/08/1910 Northop Main Colliery, Flint, Wales.
Very little is known about the life of timberman Hugh Roberts other than his actions on the 5th August 1910 at the Northop Main Colliery, Flint, Wales.
On the 5th August, 1910, a serious explosion, causing the loss of two lives, occurred at the Main Coal Colliery, Northop, near Flint, owing to the ignition of fire damp by a shot fired to bring down coal. Jones, the fireman in charge at the time of the explosion, was severely injured; but, although a fire was known to be burning in the mine, he returned twice to the workings, in search of one of the men under his charge who was believed to be missing. On the second occasion Jones was accompanied by Roberts, a timbcrman, who subsequently went again into the mine in order to extinguish the fire.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.