Mackay Railway Honour Board

Location: Mackay Railway Station, Connors Road, Paget.
Local Government Authority: Mackay Regional Council.
Year Constructed: post 1918.
Type of Construction:   Timber
War: 1914-1918
Names: 44 (9 Killed in Action).
History:  This honour board list the names of 44 railway employees who enlisted for service in the Great War of 1914-1918.  The timber Honour Board was originally located beside the ticket office in the old railway station in Boddington Street.  The board was moved to the present Railway station on 1994.
Information Sources: Thanks to the following people for help with this web page:-.
Richard Eyles

Mackay Railway Honour Board , 2006 (Glen Hall Collection)

MACKAY RAILWAY

ROLL OF HONOUR

Name recorded Identified as  
ANDREWS, J.H. ANDREWS, Joseph, Corporal, 1800, Railway Unit, Section 5 / 2nd Australian Light Railway Operating Company, enlisted 19 March 1917, Returned to Australia 1 July 1919.  
BRADBURY, W.A. BRADBURY, Willie Albert, Private, 4381, 26 Battalion (11th Reinforcements), enlisted 9 November 1915, Returned to Australia 4 May 1917. died 5 May 1945. Cremated Mount Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane on 7 May 1945.  
CARR, C. CARR, Cecil, Private, 2043, 41st Battalion (3rd Reinforcements), enlisted 4 April 1916, Returned to Australia 2 January 1919, Died 2 February 1973 aged 75 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
COOK, J. COOK, John, Driver, 16994, 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 3 July 1919.  
EDGAR, S.J. EDGAR, Samuel John, Private, 7839, 15th Battalion (26th Reinforcements) / 4th Division Headquarters, enlisted 8 September 1917, Returned to Australia 12 July 1919. Died 22 August 1952 aged 62 years. Buried 23 August 1952 in Mackay Cemetery.
EYLES, R.S.G. EYLES, Reginald Stanford Gordon, Trooper, Q23968, 7th Reinforcements Egypt, enlisted 19 July 1918, did not Embark overseas.

served in WW2 as well with 9th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps in Ipswich.

EYLES, Reginald Stanford Gordon, Private, Q227490, 9th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, enlisted 17 September 1942, discharged 21 October 1945. died October 1978 in Ipswich, QLD aged 79 years.

 
FARRELL, M. FARRELL, Michael, Private, 3485, 26th Battalion (8th Reinforcements), enlisted 30 August 1915, Killed in Action 29 October 1917, Ypres, Belgium.
FENNELL, M. FENNELL, Maurice, Gunner, 21472, 9th Field Artillery Brigade, 35th Battery / 3rd Trench Mortar Battery, enlisted 17 January 1916, Returned to Australia 22 September 1919.
FITZ HANNAM, C.E. * FITZ HANNAM, Charles Edgar (served as C.E.F. HANNAM), Trooper, 604, 5th Light Horse Regiment (A Squadron), enlisted 10 November 1914, Killed in Action 27 August 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey.  
FOURRO, J.L. FOURRO, James Llewellyn, Fitter, 1408, Railway Unit, Section 4 / 4th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company, enlisted 9 January 1917, Returned to Australia 1 July 1919. Died abt. 18 July 1937 aged 62 years. Buried 19 July 1937 at Mackay Cemetery.
FUDGE, L.R. FUDGE, Lewis Robert, Sergeant, 1107, 41st Battalion (1st Reinforcements), enlisted 18 November 1915, Returned to Australia 10 March 1918.  
GEEVES, W.H. GEEVES, William Henry, Private, 3765, 9th Battalion (12th Reinforcements) / 49th Battalion, enlisted 22 September 1915, Returned to Australia 21 July 1917.
GRANT, J. * GRANT , John (M.M.), Lieutenant, 6775, 15th Battalion (22nd Reinforcements), enlisted 21 February 1916, Died of Wounds, 23 May 1918, Trechincourt near Allonville, France.  
HAUGHTON, J. HAUGHTON, John, Sergeant, 6, 11th Machine Gun Company / 4th Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 1 March 1916, Returned to Australia 19 March 1918.  
HEALY, T. HEALY, Thomas Joseph, Private, 58343, Queensland Reinforcement 7, enlisted 16 July 1918, Returned to Australia 21 December 1918.  
HUNTER, W. HUNTER, William, Private, 4414, 1st Pioneer Battalion (12th Reinforcements),enlisted 14 February 1917, Returned to Australia 7 February 1920, Died 20 October 1970 aged 72 years, buried Mount Bassett Cemetery.  
KIPPEN, R. * KIPPEN, Robert, Private, 458, 41st Battalion (B Company), enlisted 18 January 1916, Killed in Action, 7 January 1917, Armentieres, France
LAKE, C.N. * LAKE, Charles Norris, Private, 6304, 25th Battalion (20th Reinforcements), enlisted 21 February 1916, Died of Wounds whilst a Prisoner of War, 9 February 1917, Cambrai, France.  
MARSH, B. MARSH, Benjamin (M.M.), Private, 1940, 52nd Battalion (3rd Reinforcements) / 41st Battalion, enlisted 3 January 1916, Returned to Australia 21 June 1920.  
McGIFFIN, J. McGIFFIN, James, Sergeant, 1819, Railway Unit, Section 5 / 16th Light Railway Operating Company, enlisted 19 March 1917, Returned to Australia 1 July 1919.  
McGREGOR, N. * MacGREGOR, Neil MacEwen, Private, 3514, 26th Battalion (8th Reinforcements) / 2nd Australian Pioneers, enlisted 30 August 1915, Killed in Action, 14 November 1916, Pozieres, France.
McNEALE, H. McNEALE, James Frederick Harold, Private, 6070, 9th Battalion (19th Reinforcements), enlisted 14 February 1916, Returned to Australia 4 May 1917.  
MILLWARD, R.R. MILLWARD, Reginald Ronald, Lance Corporal, 1287, 42nd Battalion (A Company) / 41st Battalion, enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 10 May 1919.  
O'MEARA, E. (Not positively identified)     
PHILLIPS, G. PHILLIPS, George, Private, 3708, 4th Pioneer Battalion ( 9th Reinforcements) / 49th Battalion, Enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 19 September 1918. Died 24 July 1956 aged 59 years. Buried Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.  
PHILP, A.M. PHILP, Alexander Michael, 2nd Corporal, 1369, Railway Unit, Section 4 / 4th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company, enlisted 5 September 1916, Returned to Australia 11 May 1919.
PROCOPIS, A.W. PROCOPIS, Albert Walker, Private, 1781, 11th Light Horse Regiment (9th Reinforcements) /3rd Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 6 December 1915, Returned to Australia 20 July 1919.  
RAE, A. RAE, Allan Thomas, Sapper, 2648, January 1918 Reinforcements / 2nd Australian Light Railway Operating Company, enlisted 8 September 1917, Returned to Australia 1 July 1919.
READ. E.F. * READ, Eric Falconer (M.M., Croix de Guerre),  Sergeant, 3532, 26th Battalion (8th Reinforcements) / 2nd Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 30 August 1915, Killed in Action, 5 October 1918, Montbrehain, France.
REILLY, J. REILLY, John (D.C.M.), Corporal, 725, 41st Battalion (C Company)/ 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery, enlisted 11 November 1915, Returned to Australia 1 January 1918.  
ROGAN, W.V. ROGAN, Walter Vivian, Private, 3384, 31st Battalion (7th Reinforcements), enlisted 18 January 1916, Returned to Australia 18 July 1918.  
ROOSE, L. ROOSE, Leonard, 2nd Air Mechanic, 2751, Australian Flying Corps, 3rd Special Draft, enlisted 8 December 1917, Returned to Australia 6 May 1919.
SARGENT, J.H. SARGENT, James Henry, Corporal, 1878, Railway Unit, Section 5 / 2nd Australian Light Railway Operating Company, enlisted 19 March 1917, Returned to Australia 19 October 1918.
SCHEPENSKI, V. SCHEPENSKI, Victor, Sapper, 5412, September 1916 Reinforcements / 2nd Tunnelling Company, enlisted 17 January 1916, Returned to Australia 7 July 1919, Died 10 July 1958, Brisbane, Queensland aged 79 years. Buried Dutton Park Cemetery, Brisbane.  
SMITH, G.A. SMITH, George Alexander, Private, 1900, 41st Battalion (2nd Reinforcements) , enlisted 1 April 1916, Returned to Australia 9 February 1919, died 16 June 1965, aged 70 years, buried Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.  
STACEY, H. STACEY, Harry, Private, 5470, 12th Battalion (17th Reinforcements)/ 1st Company Australian Army Service Corps, enlisted 6 January 1916, Returned to Australia 20 April 1919.  
STOTT, A. STOTT, Albert Edward, Private, 18869, 14th Australian General Hospital, 1917 Egypt Reinforcements / 4th Light Horse Regiment, enlisted 14 March 1917, Returned to Australia 20 July 1919.
STRACHAN, J.B. STRACHAN, John Blackie, Private, 17008, Army Medical Corps February 1917 Reinforcements / 15th Field Ambulance, enlisted 21 January 1916, Returned to Australia 1 January 1919. Died 24 March 1952 in Brisbane, QLD. Cremated at Mount Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane on 26 March 1952.  
TAYLOR, R.J. TAYLOR, Robert John, Private, 2511, 47th Battalion (5th Reinforcements), enlisted 22 April 1916, Returned to Australia 20 December 1917.
THOMSON, A.S. THOMPSON, Archibald Sinclair, Private, 916, 3rd Pioneer Battalion (C Company), enlisted 17 January 1916, Returned to Australia 1 July 1919.  
THORNTON, L. THORNTON, Leonard, Corporal, 2370, 47th Battalion (5th Reinforcements)/ 15th Battalion, enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 8 August 1919.  
WENTFORD, J.F.J. * WENTFORD, Jack Frederick James, Trooper, 584, 2nd Light Horse Regiment (C Squadron), enlisted 26 August 1914, Died of Wounds, 21 May 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey, buried in Egypt.
WHITE, T.J. * WHITE, Thomas, Private, 2005, 52nd Battalion (3rd Reinforcements), enlisted 11 January 1916, Killed in Action 17 April 1918, France.  
WILSON, H. WILSON, Harold, Private, 6115, 9th Battalion (19th Reinforcements), enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 12 December 1918.  

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