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02-November-2014
02-November-2014

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The wooden honour roll commemorates employees of the Railway Department who served in World War One.  It was originally housed in the Railway Institute in Launceston.  It lists 225 names..

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.

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 honour roll.

Location

Address:91 Murray Street, Hobart LINC History Room, State Library, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.881683
Long: 147.324984
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 26th January, 1922
Front Inscription

Tasmanian Government Railways

1914 - 18

Members of the Staff who enlisted for active service in the Great War 

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Source: MA,TWM
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