Honours and Awards

At the meeting of the board of directors on 21st February 1918 it was stated that servants of the Company had been awarded three Distinguished Conduct Medals (DCM), two Military Medals (MM), and one Mentioned in Despatches (MID). At the meeting on the 16th October 1919 it was stated that the awards gained by the Company’s staff amounted to eleven, the additional five being Military Medals. One person, William Felgate, won two awards, a MM and a MID. [RAIL 529/34, 21 Feb 1918 Board Min 8794, RAIL 529/34, 16 Oct 1919 Board Min 9059.] In addition, G N Ford, who had been the Traffic Superintendent until 1909 when he went to the LNWR, was appointed District Superintendent, Euston, which included the duties of “Traffic Superintendent North London Railway,” was made an OBE.


Officer of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire

George Newton Ford, Traffic Superintendent, Major, 14th London Regiment (London Scottish).
For for valuable services rendered in connexion with the War.
[LG 3 Jun 1919, p6987.]


Distinguished Conduct Medal

David E Wright: Labourer, Dalston: 7261 Acting Sergeant, 1st Bn Royal West Kent Regt

His citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on many occasions, notably on October 25th, 1914, at Neuve Chapelle, when he volunteered to carry out a dangerous reconnaissance of a trench dug by the enemy. Finding it unoccupied he took forward a covering party while the trench was being filled in.

[LG Tue 23 Jun 1915, p6137. RAIL 529/34, 24 Feb 1916 Board Min 8423.]

Arthur George Woodley*: Cleaner, Devons Road: 1724 Private, 17th (County of London)  Bn, The  London Regt (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), TF.

His citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry; he displayed great skill in the maintenance of the communications, and on several occasions carried messages to detached companies under heavy fire.

[LG Fri 14 Jan 1916, p614; 11 Mar 1916, p2735. RAIL 529/34, 24 Feb 1916 Board Min 8423.] His regimental number was later changed to 570261 [Medal Card.]

G W Marriott:Underman, Engineering Dept, Broad Street: 9911 Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery.

His citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of his gun detachment during lengthy operations. He invariably displayed the highest coolness and courage under fire, and set a splendid example to all ranks with him. [LG 17 Apr 1918, p4674 (Issue 30636 published 16 Apr 1918). RAIL 1110/366 (Roll Of Honour 8 Feb 1918).]


Military Medal

Joseph Carter*: Fireman: 2666 Sergeant, 11th Bn Royal Fusiliers

[LG 11 Nov 1916, p10919. RAIL 529/34, 14 Dec 1916, Board Min 8559.]


Westwood, L H G*: Porter, Dalston: 13637 Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

[LG 9 Dec 1916, p12054. RAIL 529/34, 14 Dec 1916 Board Min 8559.]


Felgate, W G: Labourer, Dalston: 6321 Private 5th Dragoon Guards (also MID)

[LG 11 Oct 1916, p9831. RAIL 529/34, 16 Jan 1919 Board Min 8934.]


Walker, W**: Labourer, Dalston:  Private

[RAIL 529/34, 20 Feb 1919 Board Minute 8956]


Hook, H C**: Extra Gang Labourer, Dalston

[RAIL 529/34, 16 Oct 1919 Board Min 9059.]


Nash, E**: Fitter, Dalston

[RAIL 529/34, 16 Oct 1919 Board Min 9059.]


Russell, W H**: Fireman, Devons Road

[RAIL 529/34, 16 Oct 1919 Board Min 9059.]


Mentioned in Despatches

Felgate, W G: Labourer, Dalston: Private, 5th Dragoon Guards (also MM).

[LG 1 Jan 1916, p13. RAIL 529/34, 22 Feb 1917 Board Min 8618.]


*Subsequently killed-in-action or died of wounds and his name appears on NLR War Memorial at Hoxton Station.

**Army details not yet found.

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