The story of the Jarrow Train Crash was suppressed during WW1, and is still relatively unknown. We found out about it during a conversation with John Caffery who has been researching his family history and he discovered that his grandfather was in the train crash on December 17th 1915. He survived but had a fractured leg. John had then gone on to find out more about the crash and had found a Headstone in Harton Cemetery which showed the names of 3 soldiers who had died but ‘Also twelve civilians who lost their lives in a rail accident at St Bede’s Siding’

Headstone Harton Cemetery
Headstone Harton Cemetery

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