2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government interviewed WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
A dark bronze memorial with veterans' names and inscriptions in raised print. At the top is a cross with a laurel wreath intertwined.
Excerpt from Soldier-Teacher War Memorials, World War I - World War II - Post World War II, by Tom Spencer, June 2001:
"On Remembrance Day, Friday, 11 November His Excellency the Governor of New South Wales, Lieutenant-General Sir John Northcott, KCMG, KCVO, CB attended a service at the Department of Education for the unveiling of the memorial tablet containing the names of NSW public school teachers who gave their lives in service in World War II. All returned service men and women in the metropolitan area had been given permission to leave their schools in time to be at the Department by 2:45pm. Prior to the commencement of the service the Governor inspected a Guard of Honout of teachers who served their country in World War II.
Accroding to a copy of the proceedings held by the Department's History Information Officer, the service commenced with the hymn, "O God, Our Help in Ages Past", played by the Eastern Command Band. The Deputy-Premier of NSW and Minister for Education, the Hon. R J Heffrom MLA, delivered the address and invited the Governor to unveil the memorial in the Department's main entrance area, after which prayers were said by Major-General the Reverend C A Osborne, CIE.
Following the playing of "The Last Post" and two minutes silence the names of the fallen were recited, and the gathering united in saying the well-known lines from Laurence Binyon's (1914) "For the Fallen", verse 4: "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning 'WE WILL REMEBER THEM'.
The service concluded with the "Reveille" and the National Anthem."
Lest We Forget.
In memory of teachers of the Department of Education who gave their lives in the service of their country.
They gave their lives that we may live.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Campaign||Link|
|R E||Abbott||World War 2||DOS||view|
|L G||Avern||World War 2||DOS||view|
|L M||Bailey||World War 2||DOS||view|
|R O||Bailey||World War 2||DOS||view|
|R T||Bannister||World War 2||DOS||view|
|J N||Barnier||World War 2||DOS||view|
|G L||Barraclough||World War 2||DOS||view|
|W C||Bayliss||World War 2||DOS||view|
|R S||Bickett||World War 2||DOS||view|
|C W A||Blick||World War 2||DOS||view|
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