TAYLOR, Erroll Perth

Known as: 
Fred
Rank: 
Warrant Officer Class 2
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO23059X
Born: 
Sunday, January 19, 1947
Died : 
Monday, December 12, 1988
Died in service
Age: 
41
WO2  Erroll Taylor, attached at the time to the RM Holborn careers office, was one the 35 fatalities as a result of 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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