Major General William Holmes Memorial Plaque


Cast bronze plaque with bas relief bust of Maj. Gen Holmes, roughly 500x500mm. Mounted below the plaque is a glass topped wooden box containing the honour roll of Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board (M.W.S. & D. B.) staff who enlisted in the First and Second World Wars.


In memoriam, Major General William Holmes, CMG DSO VD, Secretary to the Board 1895-1917, killed in France on active service 2nd July 1917.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Maj. General W Holmes World War 1 KIA France view
Major General William Holmes South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902, First World War, 1914–18 Died of wounds (DOW) Australian Army South Africa 1899 - 1902 view
339-341 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Location status
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
MacLaren North, Natural & Cultural Resources Manager, Sydney Water Corporation
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  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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