Victims of the Disaster

It is reported in the North Eastern Railway report that 18 people died in the crash. However one of the supposed victims returned home and was not reported to the authorities 5 weeks after the crash.

The following information has been compiled based on research of the Shields Gazette and Newcastle Chronicle held at South Shields and Newcastle Libraries.

  • Albert Edward Burnett, 24, of Tyne Dock, a timekeeper at the locomotive sheds at Newcastle Central Station. Read More
  • Robert Waite Hall, 40, of South Shields, a joiner at the Armstrong Whitworth factory in Newcastle. Read More
  • Andrew Davison Chipchase, 54, a tripe preparer, of South Shields, who worked in Newcastle. Read More
  • Frederick Burrell, 48, of East Boldon, a foreman joiner in Jarrow with contractors Lumsden. Read More
  • Alban Sweeney, 14, of South Shields, an apprentice draughtsman at Reyrolle in Hebburn.Read More
  • Thomas Winter, 24, of South Shields, a railway fireman.Read More
  • William Hardy Stothard, 36, of South Shields, an accountant who worked in Newcastle. Read more
  • Adam Reid, 72, of Tyne Dock, a cabinet maker employed in Newcastle.Read More
  • Austin O’Connor, 30, of Tyne Dock, a shipyard worker.Read More
  • George Foreman Magee. 42, of South Shields, a railway plate layer.Read More
  • Thomas Guy, 42, of Tyne Dock, a railway sub inspector.Read More
  • Ronald Keith White, 24, of South Shields, a motor engineer.Read More
  • John Wright Johnson, 23, from Sunderland, who was in the Army Service Corps, was on leave. Read More
  • John Wright Johnson Snr.  Father of John Wright Johnson Jnr,  aged 54, Sunderland Councillor. Read More
  • Frederick Byrne, 29, also from Sunderland who was serving in the Northumberland Fusiliers, was recuperating after being wounded.Read More
  • Thomas Barras, 35, of South Shields.The third soldier fatality was another Northumberland Fusilier Read More
  • Kate Daisy Hughes, 28, who lived in South Shields and was a stocking knitter at Bainbridge’s store in Newcastle.The only woman among those lost. Read More

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