The Crabble tram accident

Date: 19 August 1917
11 people were killed and 61 injured after tram number 20 crashed while travelling down Crabble Road into River. The accident was found to be caused by driver error.

Those who died were:
  • Arthur David Axford, age 26, Deputy Chief Clerk at the Electricity Department
  • Henry Boteler, age 60, a restaurant owner
  • David Thomas Cade, age 26, Royal Naval Reserve on motor launches
  • George Ernest Foster, age 34, a policeman stationed in Dover
  • Susan Green, age 29 (fiancée of George Foster), employed in the Army Records Office
  • Solomon Ward Joseph, age 49, jeweller and a Folkestone councillor
  • Private William Livermore, age 36, of the Royal Fusiliers
  • Lieut. William Arthur Roberts, age 21
  • Ernest Alfred Royal, age 28, Royal Naval Reserve on the Drifter Patrol
  • Charlotte (Lottie) Eleanor Scrase, age 27, tram conductress
  • Walter Skinner, age 17, son of the landlord of the Red Lion in St James Street, where he also worked
The Crabble tram accident, 19 August 1917
The Crabble tram accident
The Crabble tram accident
The Crabble tram accident
The Crabble tram accident


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