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    David,
    Looking at the GRO we see he died in Staffordshire. We have had a quick look on the British Newspaper Archive but nothing obvious. The GWR staff magazine is always very quiet about its accidents. Perhaps you should contact Dudley and see what newspapers they hold for that period: http://www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/li...local-history/
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    Default Albert Bradford

    Thank you very much for getting back to me. It may well be that Albert died quite naturally & there is no 'mystery' to it but thought I would ask the question as he was so young & his brother William did die of an accident on the railway the previous year.
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    Hi,

    This may be in the wrong place, and may also be a long shot!

    I know my father, Alan Frederick White, worked for GWR based at Langport as a Relief, meaning that he covered several jobs at several stations around the Langport and Taunton area. He left the railway shortly before Beeching, so I would guess 1960-61. Any records on my father would be appreciated.

    Now, my grandfather, William White, is another topic. My sister and I both seem to think that he was the stationmaster at Langport East. However I've found nothing that supports that, or indeed anything that even confirms he worked for the railway at all. He died in 1938 aged 39. Now I think about it, that seems young for a stationmaster? William's father was a cooper, so I know it wasn't him. In any case Langport East didn't open until 1906.

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    Default Iknow what happened to Ernest Benney later

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Wilkinson View Post
    What a wonderful offer - I hope you don't live to regret it when you get inundated with requests ....!!

    I wonder if there is anything about two of my grandmother's brothers in the magazines; one certainly worked for GWR, the other probably did:

    Ernest William Benney, born 1879, Truro - working as a "railway engine stoker, Great Western Railways" according to the 1911 census, and living at that time in Exeter. Finding him (and my grandmother!) in Exeter in 1911 was quite unexpected, since I had not hear anything from my grandmother about her living there; presumably that was something to do with his job.

    The other brother, Harold Francis Benney, born 1884, Truro, was working as a "railway engine fireman" in 1911, and living in Stroud. That was not such a surprise, since my father had always said he moved away from Truro, but then lost track of him and his family.

    Any information would be gratefully received!
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    Do you GregHowes? Any information gladly accepted! I have lots of information about his siblings, but very little about him! I will send you a private message with my email address in case you do not want to put information about people on the open forum!

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    Good evening Swindon Library.
    I'm hoping you can help me trace my paternal grand father, Victor George Davis.
    I have a copy of the GWR Register entry showing he started work for the GWR as a Stores Issuer on 10 August 1914, pay no 11171, and was still there in 1921 and 1924, but after that the trace goes cold.
    I have a possible cross reference to a Death Grant from the ASoRS in 1944 for a V Davis, ganger, from the Caerphilly Branch.
    From family "stories" I suspect he may have died sometime after about 1935.

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    Hi
    do you have any information in there about a death at Watford Gap Station on 1/3/1901 of Charles Pearce, Engineer Fitter?
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    Good morning Virgolizzy, and welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. You may not have noticed that this is a rather old thread and the immediately preceding threads are about 2 years old.

    If you already have the death certificate, have you looked for newspaper reports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley Robertson View Post
    Good morning Virgolizzy, and welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. You may not have noticed that this is a rather old thread and the immediately preceding threads are about 2 years old.

    If you already have the death certificate, have you looked for newspaper reports?
    Hi
    I was hoping that the Swindon Experts may still be available. His accident was at Watford Station on 1/3/1901 & he was at work & fell between the carriages of the 2.21pm train and was struck by front wheel of brake van, coroners inquest held n 4/3/1901.
    I am enquiring re the coroners office, O have not fund anything in local papers to date but will keep looking. I was wondering of there was anything at the Swindon records

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