This database is currently in the process of being updated. Data
may appear to be in the wrong fields or incorrect while this process
takes place but is normally correct. Some entries are duplicated
or triplicated and these are gradually being merged. Where links
exist there may be more information on the page that has been
linked to than on the database.
two addresses can be found for one person, where possible both
have been included to show movement, the sequence may not always
be correct. In the case of those serving at sea there can be an
apparent overlap of dates, normally a man enlisted for 12 years,
or the duration of hostilities; the 12 years is usally made up
of 5 years service and 7 years service in the Reserves, it is
the latter 7 years when these men worked for the railways. The
details here have been drawn from a variety of sources which are
noted and quite often the information within the various sources
conflicts. The data here is as found and reflects any conflicts.
The data is constantly being updated.
are often spelt in different ways to that which you are trying
to use e.g. Sidney and Sydney. If you cannot find using name try
just using the initials. There is no soundex used with the
search. If a person is listed as being commemorated on a
memorial rather than being buried then they have "No known
grave", please don't ask for a grave reference. Searching
for names such as O'RORKE need to omit the apostrophe e.g. O RORKE
or even RORKE. When the spelling of a forename is in doubt use
the most common fore part e.g. HAROLD or HARRY would use HAR as
the search word.
NOTE: Some memorial/burial details are
missing but these are gradually being inserted and new
entries found added ***
main sources of information are St Paul's Cathedral Order of Service
1919, various railway magazines of the time, the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission, Soldiers Died in the Great War, various
census, trade union registers and various railway war memorials,
North Eastern Railway Magazines, Great Eastern Railway Magazines,
London & North Western Railway Magazines, and London &
North Western Railway Roll of Honour. Some men have information
included such as Baptism, School Logs, etc. Where newspaper and
magazines are quoted then the page number given is that within
that edition as some page number are perpetual through the series
of issues. The manner of death is in main taken from the Soldiers
Died in the Great War database unless a more detailed description
following common abbreviations used are:
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
SDGW - Soldiers Died in the Great War
& North Western Railway Society
LNWR collected the names of the 3,719 employees who fell in the
First World War, along with those who received decorations for
their actions. The company produced a printed book, listing those
names, their jobs, where they worked and their rank. The families
of men listed received a copy of this book. This section of the
Webb site remembers the lives of these men.
link to their web page to download.
of the London & North Western Railway Gazette 1912-1922 can
be found online.