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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BEATTIE, George

Service number 3458
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jul 1881

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BROWN, John Eyre

Service number 417809
Flight Sergeant
No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 23 Jul 1922

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RAWNSLEY, Frederick John

Service number S1496
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Sep 1898

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BACKMAN, Charles James

Service number 77
Sergeant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Apr 1884

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LINN, Frederick Charles

Service number 6108
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jan 1876

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WINTER, Donovan

Service number 964
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jul 1898

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PURDEY, Francis Roy

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

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GEORGE, Frederick Madley

Service number 3254
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Mar 1886

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