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Details of the Accident

Place Woolwich Arsenal
Date Friday 11th January 1878
Railway Company South Eastern Railway Company
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Run over by train
Description Struck by a train when saving a mentally ill woman from a suicide attempt.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, 13 January 1878
  • Reynold's Newspaper, 3 February 1878
  • The Morning Post, 16 January 1878
  • The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times, 26 January 1878
  • baldwinhamey.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/run-over-by-a-train/

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), 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
CRAFTFrederick Alfred31Railway InspectorWoolwich, KENLeft wife Elizabeth CRAFT nee PHILLIPS and two sons, Frederick Thomas CRAFT (b. 1873) and William Harry CRAFT (b. 1875) 1878/Mar Woolwich 1d 742