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Details of the Accident

Place Box
Date Friday 6th July 1900
Railway Company Great Western Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Struck by train
Description After waiting at a level crossing for a goods train to pass, the victim stepped in front of a special boat express running from London to Exeter. She was cut to pieces and identification was established only by her jewellery.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Morning Post, 11 July 1900 (Obituary)
  • News of the World, 8th July 1900
  • http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/bybrook-house.html

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
CONEYMary Ann61Sunnyside, Box, SOMWife of Colonel Coney (late 67th Regiment) who in 1906 installed the reredos at Box Church in her memory.1900/Sep Chippenham 5a 31