TAYLOR, Erroll Perth
Warrant Officer Class 2
Sunday, January 19, 1947
Monday, December 12, 1988
Died in service
Warrant Officer 2 Erroll Taylor, attached at the time to the RM Holborn careers office, was one of the 35 fatalities resulting from the Clapham Train crash. He had previously served 22 years on active service with the Royal Marines and was married with sons aged 14 and 11. Sources: AFM ROH Navy News issue Jan 1989, p32. Investigation into the Clapham Junction Railway Accident led by Anthony Hidden QC ( page 172 of the report) [Notes on crash: Two commuter trains, carrying an estimated 1,300 passengers between them, collided just outside the station. A third empty train later ran into the wreckage killing some passengers who had survived the first crash.]
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