PlaceCharlfield, Gloucestershire (1)
Date13 Oct, 1928, 5.20 a.m.
Railway CompanyLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
No of Fatalities16
Cause of AccidentCollision
Brief description of eventsDriver of the 10 p.m. Leeds to Bristol passed several signals at danger and ran into the rear of a parcels train which had stopped to take on water.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingBacktrack, volume 3, number 4
Disaster on the Line, J.A.B. Hamilton (1967)
Historic Railway Disasters, O.S. Nock (1966)
MI St. James' Church, Charlbury
Red for Danger, R.T.C. Rolt (1960, 1966)
CROSS; Florence Hylda; 38; Belper; DBY; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 289
GASTON; James; Died of injuries
JENKINS; Goodwin Philip; 22; Student; Milverton; SOM; Inquest was held in 1929 without evidence of body (under new Coroners' Act); 1929/Mar Thornbury 6a 473
JOHNSON; Clara Annie (Mrs.); 45; Sheffield; WRY; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 290
JOHNSON; John Thomas (Jack) ; 57; Railway Guard; Based at Dursley; GLS; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 290
LAWTON; Eliza Jane (Mrs.); 49; Torpoint, Plymouth; DEV; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 290
LAWTON; William; 53; Torpoint, Plymouth; DEV; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 290
PINKNEY; John Henry; 27; Gloucester; GLS; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 290
RADFORD; Millicent Sarah; 47; Derby; DBY; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 291
TOVEY; Walter; 38; Derby; DBY; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 291
Unknown; 5; Unidentified body of child
Unknown; 12-17; Unidentified body of child
Unknown; 12; Unidentified body of child
WHITEHEAD; Esther Matilda ; 59; Leicester; LEI; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 291
WHITEHEAD; Richard; 59; Leicester; LEI; 1928/Dec Thornbury 6a 291