THE MIDLAND RAILWAY
STUDY CENTRE

MR Crest

A view inside the Study Centre

A view inside the Study Centre

A view inside the Study Centre

A view inside the Study Centre

Resources Relating to The 1914 - 1918 War

We have some on-line resources specially for people researching relatives who worked for the Midland Railway

Casualties being repatriated on a Midland Railway Ambulance Train. Click the image for a larger version.

On 4th August 1914 Great Britain entered what was then referred to as The War To End All Wars. By November 18th, 1914 a total of 7,531 men employed by the Midland Railway had joined the armed services to go and fight for their country. The Midland Railway were justifiably proud of their men, and despite the hardship that their absence caused, celebrated their courage by publishing a list of all 7,531 - titled "For King and Country"

Cover of For King & Country pamphlet

Click the cover to view the contents of "For King & Country"

"For King and Country" is now searchable. Click Here to look up the names of those who joined up in 1914.

Another, perhaps more poignant, document is a pamphlet published in 1921 to coincide with the unveiling of Edwin Lutyen's war memorial to the men of the Midland Railway who sacrificed their lives in, what was by then dubbed, the Great War.

In Remembrance of the brave men of the Midland Railway who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918

Click the cover to view the contents of
In Remembrance of the brave men of the Midland Railway who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918

In due course it is hoped that the information contained in these pages will be made available in searchable form. Meanwhile visitors are invited to search through these pages and, in so doing, Remember the men who are listed and the sacrifice they made.

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the memorial to the 2,833 men of the Midland Railway who were killed in the Great War of 1914 - 1918, which was unveiled on Thursday 15th December 1921.