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Bryan Tompson

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Bryan Tompson

Person  Male  Born 17/1/1938  Died 5/10/1999

Categories: Tragedy

A freelance engineer, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, killed in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, aged 61. According to the monument, Tompson's ashes (and only his) lie buried beneath it. This seems odd but we cannot discover why this choice was made.

Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: Bryan Edward Tompson was born on 17 January 1938 in London. In 1960 he married Barbara M. Durham in Swindon, Wiltshire and they had four children, Jacqueline M. Tompson, born 1961; Linda T. Tompson, born 1963; Ian M. Tompson, born 1965 and Alan Neil Tompson, born 1970. A former lecturer, he was a freelance engineer living at Mead House, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. He died, aged 61 years, on 5 October 1999 when travelling in the front carriage of the 6.03am First Great Western High Speed Train from Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire to Paddington when it collided with the 8.06am Thames Trains Turbo train from Paddington to Bedwyn, Wiltshire, at Ladbroke Grove. He was the eldest of 31 victims.

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Ladbroke Grove rail disaster - monument

{On the front face of the memorial:} Dedicated to the memory of the 31 people...

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