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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CONRAD, Norman Keith

Service number 2017
Sergeant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Sep 1893

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BICE, Percy Gordon

Service number SX25894
Captain
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Oct 1893

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GILBERT, William

Service number 2614
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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TAPLEY, Morford James

Service number 1497
Private
Railway Unit (AIF)
AIF WW1
Born 13 Aug 1890

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ROE, Charles

Service number 1900
Private
35th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Nov 1881

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MASLIN, Gomer

Service number 3405
Sergeant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1893

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O'LEARY, Humphrey

Service number 2087
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Apr 1892

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BROWN, Clarence Charles William

Service number 516
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Nov 1893

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