In my search for notable burials for Taphophile Tragics I have stumbled on two separate memorials relating to a railway accident in Sunshine in 1908; one was in Kew Cemetery and the other in Ballarat Cemetery. Above is the memorial to George Wilkie McCall at Kew.
I was surprised to learn that on the night of Easter Monday, 20 April 1908, 44 people were killed and over 400 injured when a Melbourne-bound train from Bendigo collided with the rear of a mail train from Ballarat, which was just leaving the station. Around 1,100 people were aboard the two trains. Almost all of the casualties were from the Ballarat train, as the Bendigo train was cushioned by its two locomotives. A temporary mortuary was set up at Spencer Street Station (now Southern Cross), and flags at the station flew at half-mast. The disaster was the worst train crash in Victorian railway history.