Railway workers who died in World War One
This is a table of over 20,000 railway employees who died in World War One. It combines information from items in our archive and library collections (such as railway staff magazines), and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
If you see a reference to a magazine, that means information or a photo of that railway worker was printed in the magazine issue mentioned. Some of that information is usually in the table itself (under Notes, or Company), but you can come and look at the magazines themselves in our research and archive centre.
We've got a variety of material relating to railways and World War One - see the Further Reading list at the bottom of this page for more info.
- Railway workers who died in World War One: Excel format
- Railway workers who died in World War One (PDF, 3Mb)
You can also see a list of the railway rolls of honour we have, in the Our Collection section.
Flickr user familyhistory1 has uploaded a set of photos of Great Western Railway workers who died during World War One.
Swindon Central Library has a Flickr photo set of Great Western Railway staff magazine scans, showing soldiers from Swindon Works who died.
The Midland Railway Study Centre has a list of Midland Railway staff who died during World War One which comes from a different source to ours.
Images from the collection
This is just a small selection of pictures from our collection. Find out more by coming to our Search Engine.
- The Railway Operating Division on the Western Front : the Royal Engineers in France and Belgium 1915-1919, William Aves
- The Great Western Railway in the First World War, Sandra Gittins
- Valour : in memory of the G.C.R. employees who gave their lives for their country 1914-1918, Ken Grainger
- Gone with remembrance : a list of Great Western Railway locomotive firemen and cleaners who fell in the Great War (1914-1918), compiled by E. T. Lyons
- Railwaymen of Cumbria remembered : a roll of honour in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the service of their country during the Great War 1914-1918, researched and compiled by Peter Robinson
- A record of the 17th and 32nd Service Battalions : Northumberland Fusiliers (N.E.R.) Pioneers, 1914-1919, Lt.-Col. Shakespear
- Roll of honour: British Transport Police Officers who have died on active service, compiled by Philip Trendall
- GWR Casualties, Ruth Wood
- Manchester Cathedral Wednesday, May 14th, 1919 at 2.30 p.m. in memory of the railwaymen of Great Britain and Ireland who have died in the service of their country during the War, 1914-1918.
- St. Paul's Cathedral, Wednesday, May 14th, 1919 at 2.30 p.m. in memory of the railwaymen of Great Britain and Ireland who have died in the service of their country during the War, 1914-1918