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 posted shortly on linked pages.
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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