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Details of the Accident

Place Sevenoaks
Date Wednesday 24th August 1927, p.m.
Railway Company Southern Railway
No. of Fatalities 13
Cause of Accident Derailment
Description 5 p.m. Cannon Street to Deal Express. The loss of a wheel on the locomotive caused the engine to sway and hit guard rail on bridge.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Sheffield Independent, 26th August 1927
  • The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Saturday 27th August 1927
  • Western Times, 26th August 1927

List of Fatalities

12 of the 13 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
CHEESMANFrancis William35Folkestone, KEN1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 941
ELDRIDGEDorothy23Finchley, MDXSister injured in same accident1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 941
HAISELLBridget Teresa37, Wife of Frank Caister HAISELL1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 942
HAISELLFrank Caister38Police constable, Husband of Bridget Teresa HAISELL1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 941
HATCHJessie Christina51Folkestone, KEN1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 941
HATTONHelen Winifred39Dover, KENMother, brother and sister (Constance) were injured in the accident1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 943
HIGGINSONEdward Gordon Forbes56Stockbroker, Brother of Major Frank Forbes HIGGINSON1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 942
NORTONNita Hannah45Broadhurst Gardens, Hampstead, MDX1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 942
PARFITTLeslie6Jack's Bush, Sutton-by-Dover, KENSon of Charlie PARFITT, a miner1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 943
SALISBURY-JONESArthur Thomas62StockbrokerCornwall Gardens, Kensington, MDXBrother of Captain R. Salisbury JONES1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 942
SELFNorman Stewart18Southgate, MDX1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 942
YOUNGAlice Marian Arnold Rogers33Elham nr Canterbury, KEN1927/Dec Sevenoaks 2a 943