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Murray Bridge Loco Employees Honour Roll : 24-June-2012
Murray Bridge Loco Employees Honour Roll : 24-June-2012
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The honour roll commemorates locomotive drivers from the Murray Bridge Depot who served in World War One.

On Sunday afternoon an impressive ceremony was celebrated in front of the district locomotive superintendent's office, Murray Bridge. The occasion was the unveiling of the roll of honor of the Murray Bridge loco employes (sic) who had enlisted for active service. Mr. D. B. McMurdo was chairman. Mrs Hooper (wife of the district loco superintendent) unveiled the honor list. It is made of oak and the employes`(sic) names are in stamped copper. The roll contains the names of between 50 and 60 employes (sic), of whom three have been killed in action, one has been drowned and one has died in camp. The Loco Band, under the conductorship of Mr C. Powell rendered the National Anthem, "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Lead Kindly Light." Mr. W. Wynn sounded the "'Last Post" and those present stood with bowed and bared heads for one minute, in memory of the fallen brave. 
Daily Herald (Adelaide), 29 August 1916.

Location

Address:Willow Street, Tailem Bend Railway Museum , Tailem Bend, 5620
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.254944
Long: 139.456033
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:Sunday 27th August, 1916
Front Inscription

Roll of Honor
Loco Employees
Murray Bridge

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Source: MA
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