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Edward J White KIA Railway Accident 13th Aug 1917


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Hi, I have a great, great Uncle who served in the Seaforth Highlanders regiment, I have found his medal card which says

Edward John White Sea Highs in Red L/C 2059

Killed in Railway Accident ,

Then in Blue * 6/ Sea Highs *Cpl 265609

Please does anybody know any information happened in this Railway Accident? I found a little note

Serjt. Edward John White TF /265609 6th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, posted to 1 st Bn. Died of accidental injuries 13 th Aug 1917 Age 27. That's all we have. I would love to be able to tell my very elderly Aunt what happened to him as nobody in the family never knew. They think his was killed in India. His name was read out at the Tower of London on Oct 8 th, very moving.

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Wow, Thankyou so much everybody, I will now take a trip to the to find the Indian newspapers. I am now wondering if it was one of those Indian derailments that still happen today .

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Just to save you one paper, I couldn't find anything on him in the Times Digital Archive.

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