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Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Roll of Honour with a simple wooden frame dedicated to those who lost their lives in the First World War. This covers the whole company and is one of a number of examples around the former GWR system. It is on the exterior wall of the Platform 3 waiting room.
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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

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