Railway Workers WW1 Centenary Memorial Service
We are delighted to be the chosen charity for the Railway Workers WW1 Centenary Memorial Service taking place at Southwark Cathedral in London on Wednesday 6 November.
Over 186,475 railway people from Britain and Ireland fought in World War One, on land, sea and in the air, and more than 18,957 of these gave their lives. On 14th May, 1919, in the presence of His Majesty King George V, over 7,000 railway people and families attended a service of remembrance in St Paul’s Cathedral “In memory of the railwaymen of Great Britain and Ireland who have died in the service of their country during the war 1914-1918”.
Now, a century later, the railway industry of Britain and Ireland will come together again in a service to remember those that fell in the “Great War”. The railway industry has changed a lot over the last century, and today will be represented by people from the successor companies, including the former railway shipping companies. As well as remembering those that fell, the service will celebrate the great industry as it is today, and look forward together.
To find out more and/or register your interest in attending, please go to rwcms.co.uk