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John Dickinson Redpath's family

Grandparents:
John Dickinson Redpath

Richard Howey Greensitt

Catherine Ann Wright

Lillian Anne Millard

Parents:
John Dickinson Redpath

Mabel Greensitt

Children:
Stewart Redpath
John Dickinson Redpath

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Parents:
name born married died
John Dickinson Redpath
1910

13 June 1940
Hetton Mill, Durham
Mabel Greensitt
1907

1971
Children:
Stewart Redpath




John Dickinson Redpath




 

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The history of the John Dickinson Redpath's family

John was working on the LNE railway as a platelayer when he and the other two members of the work gang were struck at about 10.30 am by the 8.45 am York to Newcastle express. All three men were killed instantly.

initial newspaper report
initial press
report
inquest report
inquest report
railway board report page 1
railway board
report: page 1
railway board report
railway board
report: page 2

It is interesting to note that in 1940 a total of 287 railway and contractor staff were killed and 1937 seriously injured in railway accidents! This was out of a total workforce of 589,880.

As far as John Redpath was concerned, he was one of the 56,674 permanent railway 'way-men'. Of these, 76 were killed, including John, and 223 seriously injured the year he died.


Sources:

August 2000: 14 June 1940 - Durham Chronicle and Seaham Weekly News
August 2000: 12 July 1940 - Durham Chronicle and Seaham Weekly News
September 2000: 1940 Railway accident reports - Rail 1053/126 p8/9
October 2000: 1940 Railway accident statistics - Rail 1053/126 page 17

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