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Details of the Accident

Place Wolverton
Date Monday 19th October 1840
Railway Company London and North Western Railway
No. of Fatalities 2
Cause of Accident Struck by train
Description Some labourers were walking on line looking for the contractor in order to see about obtaining some work. They moved from the up line to avoid a goods train and were struck by the down train. Two were killed instantly and a third was badly injured and was not expected to survive.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Examiner, 25 October 1840
  • Morning Post, 23 October 1840

List of Fatalities

The 2 fatalities are listed in the table below together with brief notes of any other information found so far.

The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales), Statutory Register (Scotland), General Register Northern Ireland or Civil Registration for Ireland reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR/GRONI/GROIE Reference
SCOTTJohnLabourer,
WILCOXWilliamLabourer,