Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, First and Second World War Honour Rolls


The Honour Rolls are located in what was the main banking chamber of the former Commercial Bank of Sydney's head office. There are two Honour Rolls, the first to Bank staff who served in the First World War and the second to staff who lost their lives in the Second World War. Both plaques are made of bronze with names embossed.

The Second World War Honour Roll states that of the 70 staff who died, 52 were Killed in Action (KIA) and 18 Died on Service (DOS). However, it does not indicate, who the people were in those two different categories.

The following information on the Veteran's status was gathered from the Australian War Memorial website:


Veteran's DOS (Died on service):

AGH Arnot

TS Ayling

MJ Betheras

FH Dickman

DWR Dixon

JH Goldie

E Granter

WM Ind

FP Jackson

ND Kellas

RLF Kelly

HW Long

NG McIllree

PB McLaughlan

ACR Moffat

RJ Newbigging

H Peters

CD Ponsford

C Poole

DJ Shearman

AGH Arnot

TS Ayling

MJ Betheras


Veterans KIA (Killed in Action)

PJ Alley

RJ Baker (two RJ Baker in AWM Roll of Honour)

WR Barber

VE Beecraft

NL Bourke

JR Burke

CR Campbell (no CR Campbell but there is a GR Campbell on AWM Roll of Honour)

JJ Cobon

F Conville

DD Curtis

RB Eggins

ACR Flashman

C Freeman

MJ Goldsworthy

FE Gould

LC Hamilton (no LC Hamilton but a LG Hamilton on AWM Roll of Honour)

K Harris

PM Hore

RA Howse

EG Johnson

R Lanham

EJ Layh

MHM Maclean

GF McKenzie

BME McLeod

KB Nunn-Pattrick

ET Odams (no ET Odams on AWM Roll of Honour)

GA O'Hea

HEM Plant

JK Read RC Ritter


First World War Honour Roll:

In memory of the officers of this Bank who served in the Great War 1914-1919

Their name liveth for evermore


Second World War Honour Roll:

In memory of the officers of this Bank who lost their lives in World War II 1939-45; Enlisted 992, Killed in Action 52, Died on Service 18

We will remember them

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
C D Ponsford World War 2 view
H E M Plant World War 2 view
N S Pixley World War 1 view
G T Pinhey World War 1 view
E E Peterswald World War 1 view
H Peters World War 2 view
J E Perrott World War 1 view
E S Perrett World War 1 KIA view
H C Pepper World War 1 view
F L Pedersen World War 1 view
343 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
David Roden
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  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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