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Details of the Accident

Place New Fishbourne
Date Thursday 24th March 1938, p.m.
Railway Company London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Struck by train
Description In the dense fog at the Fishbourne level crossing near Chichester, the victim stepped in front of a train and was instantly killed. Driver did not realise that the train had struck someone until he arrived in Portsmouth and bloodstains were found on his engine.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Portsmouth Evening News, 24th March 1938

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
YEODorothy May35Domestic servantThatched Cottage, Salthill Road, Fishbourne, SSXUnmarried. Death registered as Dorothy E. YEO1938/Mar Chichester 2b 657