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Roll of honour and obituaries of railway workers


Rolls of honour listing the names of killed, wounded and missing railway workers were published in the New Zealand Railway Review, the journal of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, from 1915. They were often supplemented by obituaries and photographs. The society was the largest trade union for railway workers, with 8000 members in 1914.

Pictured in this 1917 issue is Private James McGinn, who had been killed in action on the Somme in 1916. 

See a transcription of all the First World War-related obituaries published in the Railway Review.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: S-L-1990-53
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