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Railway employees who died in World War One

New Zealand
I apologise if this has already been posted (couldn't find it in a search).

A couple of sites that I have recently found useful in searching for GWR (Great Western Railway) employees who died in WW1. The info has been useful to cross reference ... as the previous source I had, which was a roll of honour carving, had some inaccuracies.

First is:

National Railway Museum - Railway Stories

This page has a link to a PDF file (and also an XLS file) which lists over 20,000 railway employees (not just from GWR). This can sometimes give more information (than say Find A Grave) regarding their occupation and occasionally even how long they worked for the railway company in question; plus quite a few of them have photos (flickr). There are some other links on this page too which might be useful.

Second is:

Carl's Cam: Chester Railway Station - War Memorial

This page transcribes a memorial to GWR railway workers, which was a great find as the previous memorial I had only documented the workers from one shop and, like I said, appeared to have some errors (makes you wonder whether it was carved in a hurry; also as a couple of names look like they may have been 'tacked on' hurriedly later).

Hopefully this info will be useful to someone else too.

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