NSW Government Railways and Tramways, First World War Roll of Honour, Central Station

NSW Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, all boards in Grand ConcourseNSW Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, Set 1NSW Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, Set 2NSW Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, Set 3NSW Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, Set 4
Description

The honour boards are a set of four, comprising of two-piece, blackwood timber cases with glass inset doors. The glass is painted with a decorative design, surrounding the names, which are black ink, printed on paper, fixed to a felt backing.

The boards were produced by Railways staff, designed and made in the Carriage Workshops at Eveleigh. They were unveiled by Commissioner John Harper with 115 names listed, and attached to the north wall of the Sydney Station concourse (The Sydney Morning Herald,13 March 1916). As the First World War progressed, additional honour rolls were produced and displayed until there were over 1,200 names listed.

They were removed around 1960 and placed in storage. Dubbed the "Narrabeen" boards, they eventually went to the Igloo store, and awaited restoration works. Following this they were reinstated at the Central Station Grand Concourse and form part of the State Movable Collection managed by Transport Heritage NSW (T.H.N.S.W.).

Materials
  • Glass
  • Timber
Inscription

Each board

NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT.
RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS
ROLL OF HONOUR

[NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES]
SERVING WITH
HIS MAJESTY'S AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES

THE UNDERMENTIONED HAVE
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE

[Names and branches]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Edward C Bird view
F J Bingley view
Claud Bingley view
H H Betts view
John J Berry view
F Berry view
J W Berriman view
Ernest Bernard view
C R Berghoff view
Carl Berg view
Address
Central Station
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Sydney Trains
Established date
1916
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
03/12/1916
Dedication date
12 March 1916
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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