Adelaide HB09 South Australian Railways - Adelaide Railway Station* 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

For a full history of these Honour Boards see the link in the sidebar

Condition

Excellent

Maintained by South Australian Government

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Names

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MUGFORD, Albert John

Service number 3822
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 May 1895

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DAVY, David William

Service number 2015
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Aug 1890

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PATTERSON, Cecil Norman

Service number 1730
Second Lieutenant
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1894

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ADAMS, Hugh George

Service number 702
Corporal
Born 24 Sep 1895

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BROWN, Clarence

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

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GORDON, Thomas Stanley

Service number 968
Sergeant
3rd Australian General Hospital
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1888

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THOMAS, George John

Service number 591
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Aug 1893

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BARNES, Benjamin Stewart

Service number 112
Lance Corporal
3rd Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jun 1891

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