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Details of the Accident

Place Pontypridd
Date 23rd January 1911, 9.48 a.m.
Railway Company Taff Vale Railway
No. of Fatalities 12
Cause of Accident Collision
Description A rear end smash

Sources/Further Reading

  • The Spectator, 28 January 1911, p19
  • The Times, Tuesday 24th January 1911
  • www.trackbed.com/companies/t/tvr/dsmbarrie/tvr_dsmbarrie.htm

List of Fatalities

The 12 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
GEORGE Thomas South Wales Miners' Federation Delegate Ferndale, GLA 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 312
GOULD George 55 Railway guard , Died of injuries
HARRIS Thomas 39 South Wales Miners' Federation Delegate Pontygwaith, GLA 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
HODGES Thomas Ivor 9 Ferndale, GLA Son of Thomas John HODGES 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
HODGES Thomas John 34 Butcher Ferndale, GLA Father of Thomas Ivor HODGES 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
JENKINS Hannah 18 Apprentice dressmaker Morgan Street, Trehafod, GLA Case law Taff Vale Railway Co. v. Jenkins (1913) AC 1 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
MORGAN William Herbert 44 South Wales Miners' Federation Delegate Treherbert, GLA 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
POWELL William Landeg 60 Calvinistic Methodist minister of Caerphilly , 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
DAVIES Margaret Elizabeth 10 Commercial Hotel, Farndale, GLA Daughter of Jack DAVIES 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 312
LEWIS Edward 38 Horse dealer Pontrhondda, Llwynypia, GLA 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
EVANS Idris Isaac Morgan 17 Llwynderw, Tonypandy, GLA 1911/Mar Pontypridd 11a 313
HUGHES Roderick Railway driver Maerdy, GLA Riding as passenger on the train.