A PLAQUE was unveiled at Windermere station on Saturday to commemorate the centenary of WW1 and the participation of railway staff during the conflict.

It champions the work of Lance Corporal A. King, who served time there as a clerk before making the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

The plaque, which was unveiled by a member of staff from First TransPennine Express, reads: “In memory of Lance Corporal A. King, who was a clerk at this station and gave his all in World War 1.”


Railway chaplain, the Rev Richard Cook, conducted the service.

FTPE Station Manager for Windermere Mick Elliot said: “Very often my duties are taken up with the present day and the future of the railway industry, but the story about Lance Corporal A. King gave me the opportunity to reflect on the countless members of railway workers of the past who have unselfishly shared the same fate.

“The instalment of this plaque will serve to remind us of these heroes of the past and at what cost our future was secured.”

Mr Cook said: "We must remember these acts of bravery on railways during the war. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”