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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Exeter
Town
Exeter
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 7 May 1995
    Attended by: Bishop of Exeter
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46043

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Current location

On Platform Five.
Exeter St Davids Railway Station
Bonhay Rd
Exeter
Exeter
Devon
EX4 4NT
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 911 933
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Standard Great Western Railway Illuminated Roll of Honour in a glazed wooden frame. The frame has a curved pediment with painted device of the Great Western Railway. Small metal plaque recording rededication for 50th anniversary of VE Day and in memory of Great Western Railway staff who died in WW2.
Inscription
(Names)/ GREAT/ WESTERN/ RAILWAY/ ROLL/ OF/ HONOUR/ 1914-1918/ ON THIS ROLL OF HONOUR ARE SHOWN/ THE NAMES OF MEMBERS OF THE STAFF/ OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY/ COMPANY WHO GAVE 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 THE GREAT WESTERN MEN WHO/ JOINED HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES WAS 25,479,/ REPRESENTING THIRTY-THREE PER CENT. OF THE/ COMPANY'S STAFF. THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WAR NUMBERED 2,524./ WAR HONOURS./ THE FOLLOWING WAR HONOURS WERE GAINED BY MEMBERS OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY STAFF:-/ (List of honours)/ (Names) (ON PLAQUE): This memorial was rededicated by/ the Right Reverend the Bishop of Exeter/ on 7th May 1995/ on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary/ of the cessation of hostilities/ in Europe in the Second World War/ and in remembrance of those/ Great Western Railway employees/ who died in service/ 1939-1945.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2524
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2524
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,occupation,additional
    Order of information: occupation,additional,surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
C 2002 the Roll of Honour was removed, clened, repaired and mounted on board, but a facsimile was put in the frame when it was replaced on public show.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Rail No.578 (7-20 Nov. 2007)

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