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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Teignbridge
Town
Newton Abbot
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45949
Current location

On wall on Platform Three
west end near the buffet
Newton Abbot Railway Station
Newton Road
Newton Abbot
Teignbridge
Devon
TQ12 2JE
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 86745 71145
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Standard Great Western Railway illuminated Roll of Honour in glazed wooden case.
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 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
Inscription legible?
yes
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: depth 5mm, height 950mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Paper
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 1210mm, width 1710mm
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
1990 moved from station overbridge,C 2002. The memorial's location was unknown while in storage during the station redevelopment. Date unknown: some water damagr. C 2002 the Roll of Honour was cleaned repaired and mounted on board, but the original was replaced by a facsimile when the memorial was replaced on public display.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
Current Station Operator

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