Railway Porter-WWI-Where To Find Records

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  1. HUNTER1940

    HUNTER1940 Member

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    Good Afternoon

    Please could someone tell me where to look for railway company occupational records for my grandfather who was a railway porter pre/during WWI?

    (I've had no luck so far on Ancestry).

    I presume he worked at Banbury Railway Station but this may not be the case.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. coastwallker

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    The National Archives have a lot of records and there is a guide to researching them on their website.

    There coverage is patchy though. I had no luck with the ancestor I was looking for recently.
     
  3. John Webb

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    Try the 'Search Engine' at the National Railway Museum at York. I recall part of their website http://www.nrm.org.uk deals with records of railway workers.
     
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    Many of the pre grouping railways had their own staff magazines and frequently contained references to promotions and obituaries etc. It might be worth hunting for a source of GWR magazines.
     
  5. HUNTER1940

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    Hello All

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Best Wishes

    Jayne
     
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