Honeysuckle Point Loco Workshop Roll of Honour

Description

 

Dark stained wooden honour board with gilt lettering. Situated under the station awning in a glass case. At the top, Australian and Union Jack crossed.

The memorial is located on Platform One. Hanging below the main board is a wooden scroll with verse. Relocated from Honeysuckle Point Workshops. Located on the Newcastle Harbour side of Civic Station, North of Hunter Street and west of Merewether Street.

Additional information by Sydney Trains:

Lists the names of Honeysuckle Point Locoworks railways employees who served in WWI written in gilt in two columns, encased behind a glass pane.

It is decorated with crossed Union Jack and Australian flags above, and a wooden scroll with the words "Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends" attached below.

It was unveiled by the Mayor of Newcastle Mr Kilgour on Empire Day 24/05/1915, and it originally contained ten names which grew to 44 at the end of the war (NSW Railway & Tramways 2/06/1919).

It was originally displayed at the Honeysuckle Point Locoworks. After its closure, the board was relocated to Newcastle Station in c1930 where it hung for many years on the platform.

After Newcastle Station was closed in 2014, the board was removed by Sydney Trains and relocated to storage at Hamilton Depot.

Inscription

 

(Top)
H.S.P. Loco Roll of Honour
For God King & Country

(Bottom)
The Great War 1914-1919
Armistice Signed Nov 11th 1918
Peace Declared July 19th 1919

(Bottom - scroll)
Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for a friend.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
A M Alderton World War 1 view
R Andrews World War 1 view
I E Ashton World War 1 view
A Blackwood World War 1 view
H T Bryant World War 1 view
T Cameron World War 1 view
F Chambers World War 1 view
L Craig World War 1 view
W I Dixon World War 1 KIA view
J R Edgar World War 1 view
Address
Hamilton Railway Depot
The Esplanade
Hamilton NSW 2303
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy. Updated info by Sydney Trains
Established date
1915
Dedication date
Unveiled by the Mayor of Newcastle Mr Kilgour on Empire Day 24/05/1915
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914-1918

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