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Details of the Accident

Place Stockton Forge, Stockton
Date 21st December 1883,
Railway Company West Stockton Iron Works sidings
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Struck by train
Description Victim tried to cross line where wagons were being shunted whilst hurrying to see the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Sources/Further Reading

  • The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, Monday 24th December 1883 (Inquest)
  • The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, Saturday 22nd December 1883

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
BELCHER John Richard 16 Apprentice mason at the West Stockton Ironworks 21 Hill Street East, Stockton, DUR 1883/Dec Stockton 10a 51