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Details of the Accident

Place Haymarket
Date Monday 28th July 1924, 6.58 p.m.
Railway Company London & North Western Railway
No. of Fatalities 5
Cause of Accident Collision
Description The 6.41 p.m. Inner Circle suburban passenger train (ex Leith Central) was standing at the down South platform when the following passenger train, the 6.54 p.m. from Waverley to Kirkliston (Port Edgar), struck it. Driver of the second train had passed a signal at danger.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Northern Advocate (New Zealand), 4th October 1924
  • Official Accident Report (1924)
  • The Times, Tuesday 29th July 1924
  • The Times, Wednesday 30th July 1924

List of Fatalities

4 of the 5 fatalities that have been identifed so far are listed in the table below together with brief notes on 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
FOUNTAINHelen Sarah51Nurse (sister-tutor), Brompton Hospital and Lambeth Hospital, London, Unmarried. Member of Polytechnic touring party. Relatives reside at Osberton Road, Lee, London
LOVEJanet17, Address - Care of Sutherland, Peffer Mill Road, Craigmillar, Edinburgh
SPRATLEYFemale, Unmarried. Member of Polytechnic touring party. Address - Care of Lewis, Lyham Road, Brixton, London
UMPLEBYF. M. (female)Burton Lane, York, NRYUnmarried. Member of Polytechnic touring party. Sister of Mabel.