Letter from Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation to Albert George Powell Marsh concerning his British Empire Medal

1956-10-15 in City of Westminster
Marsh, Albert, Albert George Powell
Envelope for 2023-248: Letter from Ministry of Transport and

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Envelope for 2023-248: Letter from Ministry of Transport and
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Letter, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Berkeley Square House, W1, to Albert George Powell Marsh, informing him of the postponement of the presentation of his British Empire Medal from the 12th September to the 16th November at 3.30pm, dated the 15th October 1956.

Fireman Albert George Powell Marsh was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition for his services to the trapped and injured passengers of the train that derailed at Milton on November 20th 1955. The accident report shows that it was caused by driver error, as the train approached a crossover on an embankment at excessive speed. It was exacerbated by poor visibility of the signal caused by the Britannia being left-hand drive on a Western Region line, with the view further curtailed by the handrail and smoke deflector.


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