This is a record of members of the Port of London Authority staff who were on military service during the Great War. It includes the Roll of Honour of those who died and the List of Awards for distinguished service. Three thousand six hundred and twenty-nine members of the Authority’s staff joined HM Forces, 800 of them within a month of the outbreak of war; 403 were killed or died while serving with the colours. After an introductory summary there follows the list of the dead, giving grade in the Authority’s service, rank in the Forces and unit. There are separate lists for those killed in the Silvertown explosion and in enemy air raids. There are lists of those who received decorations serving with the Colours and of those decorated for non-military service. Finally there are the lists, by Service, of those who served showing rank/rating, date of joining. regiment, date of discharge and rank – and the gradein the Authority’s service. These lists also identify those who died.
PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY. THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. STAFF RECORD
The record of 3,629 members of the Port of London Authority who were on military service with Roll of Honour of the dead and list of awards.
Contains a roll of staff members on military service showing their Grade in the Authority’s Service; Army (Rank & Date of Joining; Regt. & Date of Demobilisation/Discharge (noting those killed), also a Roll of Hon. & lists of awards. There are also lists of staff killed in enemy air raids on London & in the Silvertown ammunition factory explosion on 19th Jan. 1917.