Mid Suffolk Light Railway hold service to remember MSLR staff in World War 1

Mid Suffolk Light Railway
Credit: Mid Suffolk Light Railway

On Monday 27th August, the Mid Suffolk Light Railway held a service to remember the MSLR staff who was killed whilst on active service during World War 1.

50 staff were working on the Middy when war broke out in 1914. Those who answered the calls to the colours, five never returned.

This year it is the 100th anniversary of the conflict. The Mid Suffolk Light Railway has raised a memorial to commemorate the staff.

The memorial will also commemorate volunteers of the heritage railway who have passed away.

Credit: Mid Suffolk Light Railway

The service was conducted by the Vicar of Wetheringsett, the Reverent Julia Lill. Proceedings were introduced to railway visitors and Wetheringsett villagers by the Middy Vice Chairman, Ian Meigh.

The memorial can be found with easy access just along from The MSLR Restoration Shed at Brockford Station.

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.