In August 1914 the LNWR employed around 95,000 men of whom 31,742 either volunteered or were called up for military or naval service in the Great War, representing about 34% of the total. Of these 3,719 were killed or died on active service.
This beautifully designed and printed book lists the names of the fallen, their grade, station employed at, and naval or military rank. Victoria Cross awards have a special page. There is colour page of British and foreign honours awarded and the names of recipients. A further page records war work done by the LNWR, with an illustration in colour of an LNWR railway ambulance train.
A copy was given to each bereaved family and despite several thousand being sent out they very seldom come on the market, possibly because an early version of so-called “perfect binding” was used and pages come loose with age. The copy scanned for these downloads was never issued, is in near perfect condition and came from the Imperial War Museum reserve collection.
PRICE FOR EACH DOWN LOAD £5-00 of which £1 will be donated to “HELP FOR HEROES”.
PREVIEW BELOW – MAY TAKE A WHILE TO LOAD.
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