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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COLLATON, Edward Michael

Service number 2760
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jan 1889

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CARMICHAEL, Robert Royden

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jan 1888

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DUFF, Percy Edward

Service number 415
Private
Born 25 Apr 1882

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DORE, George Harold

Service number 3357
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jun 1887

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STEPHENS, Leslie Rossant

Service number 380
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jan 1898

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FORTH, Cyril Hennessy

Service number 4118
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Sep 1898

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STANFORD, Morris Henwood

Service number 628
Lieutenant
5th Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Jun 1890

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SIEBEN, Leonard Ambrose

Service number S67725
Private
1st (QLD) Battalion VDC
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 11 Jul 1891

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