Kidderminster Severn Valley Railway GWR Roll

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Reference WMO231946

Address:

Severn Valley Railway

Comberton Hill

Kidderminster

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Great Western Railway Roll of Honour in the museum and booking hall of the Severn Valley Railway. Printed on paper with a wooden frame, showing war honours 2,436 names of the Company's staff who lost their lives.
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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.

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