The Gresford memorial
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Gresford Disaster bravery medal search starts

An appeal to trace a rare bravery medal awarded to one of the six men who survived the 1934 Gresford pit disaster has been made by Wrexham museum.

The Gresford disaster cost 266 men their lives on 22 September, 1934.

John Edward Samuels was awarded the Edward Medal - a gallantry award later replaced by the George Cross - for leading his fellow miners to safety.

He moved to Devon to become a gardener and the museum wants to include his medal in an 80th anniversary display.

Jonathan Gammond from the museum told Jason Mohammad's programme more on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 05 Jun 2014