Adelaide HB09 South Australian Railways - Adelaide Railway Station* 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

For a full history of these Honour Boards see the link in the sidebar

Condition

Excellent

Maintained by South Australian Government

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Names

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PRATER, Milton James

Service number 2410
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 May 1891

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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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WARD, Harold Parker

Service number 30016
Sergeant
Born 17 May 1889

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READ, Frederick James

Service number 1166
Private
AIF Headquarters
AIF WW1
Born May 1896

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SHEA, Cornelius Patrick

Service number 3202
Lance Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Oct 1890

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EASTHER, Leonard Ridgeway

Service number 134
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 21 Feb 1889

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WRIGHT, Stanley Edwin John

Service number 5678
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jan 1896

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TARRANT, Sydney Roy

Service number 56151
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Mar 1899

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