Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards Back to Search

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Location North Terrace - Adelaide Railway Station concourse north end, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type honour_board
Description

A spectacularly large series of four gloss finished wood panel Honour Boards in excellent condition upon which are inscribed the names of South Australian Railways employees who enlisted for service in both wars. Each panel contains eight columns of names. The WW1 names are not in alphabetical order whereas the WW II names are. The Boards are complemented by a large index of the WW1 names in alphabetic order to enable location of names on the main panels. They appear to record names in random order - but perhaps the order in which the men enlisted, or compiled from lists sent by outlying depots.. The expanse of these boards illustrates the size of SAR as a key organisation in the fabric of South Australian life, and as an employer at the time. One wonders how the railways continued to function with so many men joining the war effort directly. 3601 names are recorded.

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Built Designed and Manufactured By A.PENGELLEY&Co. EDWARDSTOWN.S.A.
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Panels 1&2: Top: 1914-1918
Bottom:S.A.R. EMPLOYEES WHO JOINED AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES    1914-1918

Panels 3 & 4: Top:1939 1945

Bottom:S.A.R. EMPLOYEES WHO ENLISTED IN THE SERVICES    1939-1945

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Condition

Excellent

Maintained by South Australian Government

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Names

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WADROP, Samuel Thomas

Service number S14106
Staff Sergeant
Artillery Details
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jul 1894

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KENNEDY, Alexander Lorimer

Service number OFFICER
Second Lieutenant
Mining Corps
AIF WW1
Born 23 Apr 1889

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BLAY, William

Service number 5047
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Aug 1875

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BROWN, Clarence

Service number 1242
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Aug 1888

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PEREZ, Gregoris (Gregorio)

Service number 475
Private
8th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1

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COLES, Leith Carlyle

Service number 2347
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jun 1898

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JONES, George Jeffrey James

Service number 349
Sergeant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Aug 1894

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KIRTLAND, Richard Roy

Service number 1894
Driver
Born 13 Jun 1894

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