John Richards was 1 of 35 killed in the Whitwick Colliery Disaster.

 St Andrew, Thringstone, Leicestershire
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The Parish Church of Saint Andrew, Thringstone is a small cruciform structure built in 1862 from the designs of James Piers St Aubyn of London, the eminent Victorian church architect and restorer. The plan is unusual, having a broad nave with shallow transepts, a round-ended sanctuary and a round-ended vestry on its north side.

John Richards was killed in the Whitwick Colliery Disaster. This happened on 19 April 1898 in Whitwick Number Five Pit and resulted in the deaths of thirty five men.
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