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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NEWLANDS, Alan John

Service number S213034
Captain
Born 29 Dec 1889

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WALL, Eugene Joseph

Service number 15250
Sapper
6th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 14 Mar 1891

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TOPPERWIEN, Edgar Hugh

Service number S67393
Corporal
1st (Western Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 16 Jun 1899

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WARD, Harold Parker

Service number 30016
Sergeant
Born 17 May 1889

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TOWERS, Arthur Benjamin

Service number 15249
Sapper
7th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 4 Feb 1884

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SHEA, Charles James

Service number 2690A
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jun 1893

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GAVIN, John William

Service number 1385
Private
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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WARMAN, Ernest William Tapsel

Service number 6342
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Feb 1892

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