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Grave of Thomas Port, Church Hill, Harrow, Greater London

Grave of Thomas Port, Church Hill, Harrow, Greater London
Photograph taken 03 August 1999 © Mr S. Charles ARPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 202003

This grave is in the parish church of St Mary. It has the inscription "To the memory of THOMAS PORT Son of John Port of Burton-on-Trent, in the County of Staffordshire, Hat Manufacturer, who near this town had both his legs severed from his body by the railway train, with great fortitude he bore a second amputation by the surgeons and died from loss of blood, August 7 1838 Aged 33 years." Train travel at this time was still a relatively new form of transport and these types of accident would have been new and even more shocking to most people.

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