Cardiff Loco Workshops Second World War Honour Board

Description

Dark stained wooden honour board with gilt lettering. It was situated under the awning of platform one at Newcastle Station in a glass case. At the top, the Australian flag and Union Jack are crossed. Hanging below the main board is a wooden scroll with a verse.

The memorial was relocated from Cardiff Loco Workshops. The workshop was formerly on the main north line between Cardiff and Argenton.

Additonal notes by Sydney Trains:

A polished carved wooden Honour Roll board, with 77 Cardiff Loco Workshops railways employees names who served in the Second World War written in gilt in three columns, encased behind a glass pane. It is decorated with a crossed Union Jack and Australian flag with a crown above. Below there is a wooden scroll with the words 'Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends'.

It was produced by Cardiff Locoworks staff, and after its closure in 1988, the board was relocated to Newcastle Station where it hung for many years on the wall of the station building. After Newcastle Station was closed in 2014, the board was relocated by Sydney Trains and put into storage at Hamilton Depot.

Inscription

Board:

Roll of Honour

For God, King & Country

1939 - World War II - 1945

[Names]

Scroll:

Greater love hath no Man than this, that a Man lay down his life for his friend.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
J R Raine World War 2 view
V D Rees World War 2 view
N J Robb World War 2 view
J H Robinson World War 2 view
A W Scott World War 2 view
C Shearer World War 2 view
A Shipway World War 2 view
C W Smith World War 2 view
D H N Smith World War 2 view
J W Smith World War 2 view
Address
Hamition Railway Depot,
The Esplanade,
Hamilton NSW 2303
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy. Updated info by Sydney Trains
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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