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The Newport Dock Disaster 1909

Captain Hamilton - Newport Dock Disaster

Dr (Captain) Hamilton lead the St John Ambulance Brigade rescue team. A local GP from Commercial Street, he was the first Doctor to arrive at the scene of the disaster. Doctors Cook, Neville and Lloyd Davies arrived later. Dr Hamilton said, 'I wa...

The Arnott Memorial Medal Awarded To Doctor Hamilton

Dr (Captain) Hamilton, a local GP from Commercial Street, was the first Doctor to arrive at the scene of the Newport Dock Disaster. Doctors Cook, Neville and Lloyd Davies arrived later. Dr Hamilton, who lead the Saint John Ambulance Brigade, said,...

Newport Dock Disaster

The trench after the collapse. On the reverse of the photo is a stamp with a picture of a sailing ship in the centre and the text: Marine Studio, 44 Alexandra Road, Newport, Mon.

Newport Dock Disaster

The trench after the collapse. Photo by H. Martell. Stamped on the reverse: "The Shipping Post Card & Enlargement Company" Photo courtesy of M Hunter whose great uncle, Oliver James English, was killed in the tragedy.

Newport Dick Disaster

Photo courtesy of M Hunter whose great uncle, Oliver James English, was killed in the tragedy.

Memorial Service For The Newport Dock Disaster

Photo by H. Martell. Stamped on the reverse: "The Shipping Post Card & Enlargement Company" Photo courtesy of M Hunter whose great uncle, Oliver James English, was killed in the tragedy.

Oliver James English

Oliver was killed in the Newport Dock Disaster, July 1909. Photo courtesy of M Hunter, Oliver's great-niece. He is named on the memorial in St Woolos Cemetery.

Opening Of The New Lock, Alexandra Dock Newport 1914

Huxtable Brothers postcard. Postmarked 21st July 1914. The message on the reverse of the card (from Polly, 27 Pugsley Street Newport, to Mrs Longville, Huntington Place Newcastle Tynemouth) reads: "Jear Jennie, Just a card showing the opening ...

The Dock Disaster At Newport

The fatal trench before the timbers shifted and the earth caved in, burying many workmen. Text and photo from The Illustrated London News, July 10th, 1909.