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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OBORN, Elder Harrah

Service number 31596
Driver
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 12 Apr 1894

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HETZEL, Herbert Walter

Service number 2929
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jul 1889

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BERRIMAN, Claude Leslie

Service number 3127
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Sep 1888

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COOPER, Claude Hector Peapell

Service number 1122
Lance Corporal
3rd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1890

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WOOD, Gordon William Hadley

Service number 4553
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1897

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PAGE, Leslie Arthur

Service number S27072
Private
2nd/9th Australian General Hospital
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 Oct 1914

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BARRIE, Kevin Melville

Service number SX20523
Lance Sergeant
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 18 Nov 1920

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DALLY, Sydney Cameron

Service number 1938
Sapper
Born 6 May 1895

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