Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 27 March 1919
The death occurred at his residence at Little Houghton, near Darfield, of Mr. J. Gardner, who for over 30 years has been chief engineer at the Houghton Main Colliery.
Deceased, who was over 60 years of age, was well known in South Yorkshire colliery circles
Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 26 March 1919
On March 24, at Park View, Little Houghton, Barnsley, Joseph Middleton Gardner, engineer, Houghton Main Colliery, in his 67th year.
Interment Darfield Church, Thursday, March 27, 4 p.m. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.