A MEMORIAL to 16 railway workers from the Bangor area who died serving in World War One has been formally unveiled at the city's railway station.

On Friday, the Bangor Railway Institute War Memorial, previously located at St David's Church, was welcomed to its new home by around 50 locals who were in attendance.

Sian Gwenllian AM joined the likes of Sam Hadley from Network Rail and Lee Robinson from Transport for Wales to address the attendees.

A partial reading of the poem “For the Fallen” was recited and the Menai Bridge Brass Band were on hand to play The Last Post following a two-minute silence.

Bridget Geoghegan, a local researcher committed to researching war memorials, read out the 16 names on the board and gave background information.

Listed were James Wyllie, Caesar Cooil, John Cooil, Williams Cox, Alexander Soothill, Edgar Holland, John Idwal Hughes, William Samuel Hughes, Benjamin Roberts, John Samuel Roberts, Richard Thomas, Maurice Ward, Robert Williams, David Richard Williams and two men by the name of Robert Roberts.

During the ceremony, Sian Gwenllian AM said: “I’m a Bangor girl having grown up here and gone to school here and so it is fantastic to see so many people here celebrating a very important occasion for this city.

“The 16 men you see named on the board here may have had different backgrounds and been through different situations in life, but the one thing that links them to one another is Bangor.

“It is very poignant that we are here today to mark this occasion, just a few steps away from where many of these men would have lived.”