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Details of the Accident

Place New Fishbourne
Date 24th May 1871, p.m.
Railway Company London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Struck by train
Description Victim was struck by the 5 p.m up train from Portsmouth whilst crossing the line via a foot crossing. She did not see the approaching train or hear the whistle of the approaching train as she was "very short-sighted and deaf".

Sources/Further Reading

  • Grantham Journal, 27th May 1871
  • Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, 24th May 1871
  • Portsmouth Evening News, 24th March 1938

List of Fatalities

The 1 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) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
DOWELL Florence 78 New Fishbourne, SSX Widow 1871/Jun Westhampnett 2b 214 (note Ann Dowell)