Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards

Details

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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SIMMONS, Gordon Cromwell

Service number 922
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Mar 1891

SMYTHE, Harold

Service number 3760
Private
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 6 May 1897

PARSONS, Albert Edward Alexander

Service number 19761
Private
Sea Transport Staff
AIF WW1
Born 8 Aug 1898

TASSIE, John Ford

Service number S66344
Lance Sergeant
3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 May 1895

HASS, Walter Theodor

Service number 2517
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

PARKER, William Thomas

Service number 17886
Sapper
5th Divisional Signal Company
AIF WW1
Born 1898

HOOD, James Edward

Service number 5015
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Aug 1889

PURDEY, Francis Roy

Service number 1728
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jan 1895

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