Details of the Accident
|Place||Coombe Down tunnel, nr Bath|
|Date||20th November 1929,|
|Railway Company||Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway|
|No. of Fatalities||3|
|Cause of Accident||Derailment|
|Description||Engine crew lost control of goods train descending bank after becoming overcome with fumes in the tunnel. Engine was derailed at the entrance to the goods yard.|
- Bath Chronicle and Herald, 22nd February 1930 (inquest)
- Bath Chronicle and Herald, 30th November 1929
List of Fatalities
The 3 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|
|JENNINGS||Henry John||57||Train driver||3 Lymore Ave, Bath, SOM||Died of injuries. Family listed in newspaper article.||1930/Mar Bath 5c 696|
|LODER||Sydney Jack||21||Railway clerk||4 Canterbury Road, Bath, SOM||Hit by flying debris in the goods yard. Family listed in newspaper article.||1930/Mar Bath 5c 696|
|NORMAN||Isaac John||58||Railway Inspector||48 West Avenue, Bath, SOM||Hit by flying debris in the goods yard. Family listed in newspaper article.||1930/Mar Bath 5c 696|