Townsville Railway Station Roll of HonourPrint Page
An honour roll commemorates employees of the Queensland Railways in Townsville who enlisted for service in World War One.
Monument characteristics :
The Honour Roll comprises 11 panels set into a framework of carved cabinet timbers, constructed by Alfred Hammett. There are 10 panels each listing 45 names, the 11th panel with 18 names making 469 names in all.
The Minister for Railways, Mr Adamson, unveiled a handsome honour board at Townsville Railway Station on the 15th April 1916 in the presence of a large crowd of railway employees and the public. The board contains the names of 219 employees of the Northern Division who had gone on service.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 17th April 1916.
|Address:||Flinders & Blackwood Streets, Site of old Townsville Railway Station, Townsville, 4810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.263696|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Alfred Hammett|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 15th April, 1916|
Carving above the scroll :
HONOURABLE JOHN ADAMSON MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS
Centre of scroll:
On the scroll: left,
COLONEL CHARLES EVANS COMMISSIONER FOR RAILWAY
On the scroll : right,
COLONEL WILLIAM PAGAN DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR RAILWAYS
Headboard below scroll:
AUGUST 1914 TO NOV. 1919
Painted crossed Union Jack and Australian Flag
HONOUR THE BRAVE
RAILWAY PATRIOTS OF THE NORTHERN DIVISION WHO VOLUNTEERED TO FIGHT FOR THE EMPIRE
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