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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CLAXTON, Christopher Berkley

Service number 2096
Lance Corporal

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BROWN, John Eyre

Service number 417809
Flight Sergeant
No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 23 Jul 1922

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FANNING, John

Service number 2505
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Feb 1893

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PATTERSON, Cecil Norman

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

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SWIFT, Stanley Septimus

Service number S74571
Private
Born 8 Mar 1892

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SOLOMON, Sydney Gordon

Service number 6101
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 May 1886

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MCPHERSON, Francis Lionel

Service number 8604
Driver
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 30 Mar 1885

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BLACKHAM, Perrin Hamilton

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

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