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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TYLER, Walter Allan

Service number 2025B
Driver
Born 5 Jun 1894

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BROUGHTON, Frederick John

Service number 722
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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COLES, Leith Carlyle

Service number 2347
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jun 1898

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JAMES, Percival Clarence Rodda

Service number 1368
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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CLAXTON, Alfred Henry

Service number 32491
Gunner
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1

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PATTERSON, Cecil Norman

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

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QUINLIVAN, Francis

Service number 6143
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Feb 1892

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FAINT, William

Service number 355
Sergeant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Dec 1895

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