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13-April-2014
13-April-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Flinders & Blackwood Streets, Site of old Townsville Railway Station, Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.263696
Long: 146.814502
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
Monument Designer:Alfred Hammett

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th April, 1916
Front Inscription

Carving above the scroll :
HONOURABLE JOHN ADAMSON MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS

Centre of scroll:
entwined QGR

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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Source: MA,SKP
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