We have been trying to claim compensation! for my father-in-laws death due to coal miners decease, (He was Walter Winfield) the latest obstacle is for us to prove that he was a member of the mines rescue team at Lofthouse Colliery between 1935 and 1943, Have you any idea where we can get this information?
The insurers have asked for witnesses! or a statement from a witness to prove that he worked in the mines rescue team, As all previous work mates are long gone, we have no way of proving anything.
He was a miner from the age of 14 years in 1922 to 1929 at Topcliffe colliery Leeds, then 1929 to 1935 at Wrenthorpe Colliery and finally Lofthouse, 1935 to 1959 when he retired with ill health, he was a deputy when he retired from Lofthouse,
Any information you can help with would be gratefully received.
Mrs C Winfield.