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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Bristol
Town
Bristol
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3161

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Current location

On exterior wall of waiting room on Platform Three.
Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station
Bristol
Bristol
Avon
BS1 6QF
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 59717 72460
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Standard Great Western Railway Roll of Honour in wooden glazed frame.
Inscription
GREAT/WESTERN/RAILWAY/ROLL/OF/HONOUR/On this Roll of Honour are shown/the names of members of the staff/of the Great Western Railway/Company who lost their lives in the/Great War. Many of the men were called/upon to participate in some of the fiercest/fighting of the campaign;they upheld the/best traditions of their Country, and their/memory is revered alike by the Company and/their comrades./The number of Great Western men who/joined His Majesty's Forces was 25,479,/representing thirty-three per cent of the/Company's staff. Those who lost their lives/in the war numbered 2,436./WAR HONOURS./The following war honours were gained by members of the Great Western Railway staff:-/Distinguished Service Order 3/Military Cross 31/Distinguished Conduct Medal 83/(with Bar 1)/Distinguished Flying Medal 1/Distinguished Service Medal 3/Military Medal 278/(with Bar 11)/Meritorious Service Medal 59/Albert Medal (1st Class) 1/Ginchy Diamond 1/ "A" Parchment 2/Medaille Militairre3/Croix de Guerre 15/Belgian Croix de Guerre 6/Italian Croix de Guerre 2/Serbian Medal 3/Russian Order of St George 1/French Medal of Honour 4/Mentioned in Despatched 95/Other Awards 16
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashley, H F
Bacon, J W
Baggs, G P
Baker, H C
Bakerr, W H
Ball, H J
Balmond, W H
Bishop, L E C
Brewer, I V A
Bryant, E F
See details for all 127 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2436
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2436
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: dept of company, station based at, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: dept of company THEN station based at THEN surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
C 2002 the Roll of Honour was removed, cleaned, repaired and mounted on a board. A facsimile copy was put back in the frame.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • Railway World, February 1998, p.58
  • Railway heritage Trust 2003, p.18
  • Railway World, November 2000, p. 63

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