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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TAPLEY, Morford James

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

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CLAXTON, Alfred Henry

Service number 32491
Gunner
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1

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GILES, Robert Summers

Service number 7438
Sergeant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Feb 1884

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SCOTT, Frank John

Service number COMMI...
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Dec 1894

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WILLIAMS, Henry Leslie

Service number 26090
Staff Sergeant (CQMS)
1st Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 27 Feb 1890

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CAUSER, Frederick Wilhelm

Service number 3055
Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jul 1883

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COATS , Arnold Thomas

Service number 17407
Private
Army Medical Corps (AIF)
AIF WW1
Born 11 Mar 1885

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STEPHENS, Leslie Rossant

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

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