PlaceBurton Agnes Level Crossing, East Riding of Yorkshire (1)
Date17 Sep, 1947, 6.42 a.m.
Railway CompanyLondon and North Eastern Railway
No of Fatalities12
Cause of AccidentCollision with road vehicle
Brief description of eventsThe 5.55 a.m. passenger train from Hull to Bridlington approached the level crossing when an Army lorry carrying 26 German prisoners of war broke through the gates and came to a stand on the line. The lorry was hit by the train and demolished.
Source/Bibliography/Further Readinghttp://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/01/28/last-german-first-world-war-veteran-dies/
http://www.bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk/news/local/disaster-memorial-campaign-1-4457092
CRAMER; Ronald Montague; 21; Army Sergeant; 1947/Dec Buckrose 2a 3
FISCHER; Burghard; 20; German POW; 1947/Dec Buckrose 2a 5
GRAF; Hans U.; 24; German POW; 1947/Dec Buckrose 2a 5
PRAEGER; Walter; 24; German POW; 1947/Dec Buckrose 2a 5
PZYWARRA; Bruno; 25; German POW; 1947/Dec Buckrose 2a 5
SCHOENE; Hermann; 25; German POW; 1947/Dec Buckrose 2a 5
WADEY; James Joseph; 28; Army Staff Sergeant; Driver of lorry.; 1947/Dec Buckrose 2a 3
~ 5 other fatalities; German POWs. Three died in hospital later