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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ALLEN, Eustice Reveley

Service number 6707
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Nov 1884

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BLACKHAM, Perrin Hamilton

Service number 4351
Sergeant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Aug 1889

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DARLEY, Roy Cuthbert Percival

Service number S71922
Lance Corporal
Born 1 Mar 1898

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NARROWAY, Archie Tom

Service number 20504
Private
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Apr 1890

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BIRBECK, William Henry

Service number 2340
Private
5th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 May 1887

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MCANNA, Malcolm

Service number 22
Corporal
Born 18 Dec 1890

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NORRISH, Thomas Ridgway

Service number 4334
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jun 1893

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TASSIE, John Ford

Service number S66344
Lance Sergeant
3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 18 May 1895

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