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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FAIRLIE, Leslie

Service number 61
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Jul 1899

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WHITTICK, Harry James

Service number 8018
Flying Officer
RAF Station (Tempsford)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 17 May 1920

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LINES, Mervin John Harmer

Service number 2328
Private
1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company
AIF WW1
Born 6 Sep 1896

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DANN, John Francis

Service number 2031
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 May 1889

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BUTCHER, Reginald George

Service number 4674
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Oct 1892

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STRATFORD, George

Service number 2250
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1878

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NASH, Brunel John

Service number 702
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 May 1887

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MCCLOUGHRY, Edgar James (aka KINGSTON)

Service number OFFICER
Air Commodore
Unspecified British Units
British Forces (All Conflicts)
Born 10 Sep 1896

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