Railway Employees at War
Great War graves at Australian War Memorial,
Today we remember a railway employee who volunteered for military service in War and lost his life serving his country:
WA Railway employees lost in war
Rail Heritage WA honours all who have served in war to defend our country and our values.
The Great War 1914-1918
When this War started, WA railwaymen responded as willingly as any other citizens, and over the next four years a total of 2184 men were given leave to enlist.
Second World War 1939-1945
Once again, many railway employees enlisted with military forces.
Anglo-Boer War 1898-1902
Railwaymen were among enlistees from WA and two lost their lives. More information will be found here.
WA railways' contribution
Those who remained, and the rail systems themselves, played a vital role in transport during the 1939-45 war, with the military's needs met by numerous special trains and in some cases by replacing or delaying ordinary traffic.
Rail Heritage WA would always be grateful to receive more information.
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