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John Raisin

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Alan Patient of

John Raisin

Person  Male  Born 26/8/1938  Died 5/10/1999

Categories: Tragedy

A recruitment consultant, killed in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, aged 61.

Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: John D. B. Raisin was born on 26 August 1938, the son of Alec Reginald Raisin and Lucy Raisin née Stringer. The 1939 England and Wales Register shows him living with his parents at 135 Ecclesbourne Avenue, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire. His father was a railway clerk and an Air Raid Precautions volunteer. In 1962 he married Alisa M. Shaw in Belper and they had four children, Simon J. Raisin, born 1965; Oliver Raisin, born 1966; Sophie Raisin, born 1967 and William Raisin, born 1976. He was a recruitment consultant who, having just moved into a new home in Wick Street, Painswick, Strood, Gloucestershire, a few weeks prior to 5 October 1999, he died, aged 61 years, when travelling aboard the 6.03am First Great Western High Speed Train from Cheltenham Spa to Paddington it collided with the 8.06am Thames Trains Turbo train from Paddington to Bedwyn, Wiltshire, at Ladbroke Grove. The subsequent inquest was advised that he had been identified by jewellery, clothing and documentation.

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