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06 August 2019

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Centenary event to honour railway war service

Current and retired members of the railway industry are invited to register their interest to attend a special remembrance ceremony to recognise the rail workers who gave their lives in service during World War One.
The Railway Workers Centenary Memorial Service will take place on 6 November 2019 at Southwark Cathedral in London. It will pay homage to the 186,475 railway people from Britain and Ireland who served in World War One, on land, sea and in the air – more than 20,850 of whom gave their lives. 

The ceremony takes place 100 years after a special service of remembrance attended by His Majesty King George V and more than 7,000 railway people and families at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The railway industry has changed a lot over the last century, and November’s ceremony will be represented by people from successor companies, including the former railway shipping companies. As well as remembering those who fell, it will celebrate our great industry as it is today.

The service on 6 November 2019, is invitation-only. RPS members are encouraged to register their interest in the event using the website by 25 September.  

Visit for more information about the ceremony and registration/invitation process.