Tasmanian Government Railway Employees Roll of HonourPrint Page
A wooden honour roll commemorates those who served in World War One. It was originally housed in the Railway Institute in Launceston.
It lists 225 names of those who served in World War One.
Yesterday, the vice-regal party proceeded to the new railway workshops, where His Excellency unveiled an honour roll bearing the names of the railway employees who served in the war. One of the most splendid of the responses to the call had been that of the Railway Department. At the commencement of the war the Railway Department employed 1360 men but many of these were beyond the age of enlistment, and many others were not of age. Some 800 men were eligible and of this number 220 had enlisted, so that a very large percentage of the eligible men had been sent to the front, and over 20 percent never returned.
The Mercury (Hobart), 27th January 1922.
|Address:||91 Murray Street, Hobart LINC History Room, State Library, Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.881683|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 26th January, 1922|
Tasmanian Government Railways
Members of staff who enlisted for active service in the Great War 1914 - 18
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Note : the “Tasmanian War Memorials Data Base” , compiled by Fred Thornett which is located at the State Library of Tasmania, contains a comprehensive listing of the names on this monument.