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Details of the Accident

Place Wembley Station
Date 12th October 1940,
Railway Company London Midland & Scottish Railway
No. of Fatalities 11
Cause of Accident Derailment
Description Runaway luggage trolley fouled the up fast line and resulted in the derailment of the Liverpool to Euston express. Steam services to Euston were closed for five days.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Steam World magazine, August 1994 (briefly)
  • The Times, Thursday, 17 October 1940
  • The Times, Thursday, 18 October 1940

List of Fatalities

The 11 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
TALLETT James 27 Private (Army) Warren Raod, Northampton, NTH 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 966
HOPKINS Frederick 65 Major Road, Straford, ESS 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 966
EDWARDS Gladys Maud (Mrs.) 39 Petherton Road, Highbury, MDX 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 965
WRIGHT George James 39 Loughborough Road, Birstall, Leicester, LEI 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 965
MASON Eva Marion Constance (Mrs.) 49 Swindon Place, Kensington, MDX 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 965
PLUMB George William 41 Atheldene Road, Earlsfield, SRY 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 968
FOSTER Kathleen (Mrs) 24 Dagmar Terrace, Essex Road, Islington, MDX 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 965
KELLY Charles Henry 32 Townsend Court, St. John's Wood, MDX 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 966
VERRALL Hubert Gerald Washington 46 Hobshort Farm, Dial Post, West Grinstead, SSX 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 965
CLYNES Reginald 62 Locomotive driver Gainsborough Road, Crewe, CHS 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 966
HEATH John 36 Locomotive Fireman Ford Lane, Crewe, CHS 1940/Dec Hendon 3a 967