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.
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 the 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 veterans' status was gathered from the Australian War Memorial (AWM) Roll of Honour website:
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.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Campaign||Link|
|G B||Spooner||World War 2||view|
|A L||Speller||World War 1||KIA||view|
|H E||Southey||World War 1||KIA||view|
|R||Somerville||World War 1||view|
|E B||Smith||World War 1||KIA||view|
|Geo A||Smith||World War 1||KIA||view|
|Guy A||Smith||World War 1||view|
|L J||Smith||World War 1||view|
|R C||Smith||World War 1||view|
|T S||Smith||World War 1||view|
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