M.W.S. and D.B. First World War Honour Roll


This honour roll is a cast bronze plaque, which lists the names of 42 Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board (M.W.S. & D.B.) staff killed during the First World War. It has an elegant design, featuring a laurel wreath at the top surrounding the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces emblem.

The roll is approximately 800x1500mm in size and is one of a matching set. Its pair is listed separately on the NSW War Memorials Register as the M.W.S. and D.B. Second World War Honour Roll

The memorial was unveiled by the Governor of NSW, Sir Walter Davidson, on 29 August 1919 (The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 August 1919). It was originally located in the Sydney Water office on Pitt Street in Sydney. Sydney Water sold this building and moved the roll to its Potts Hill site.

Please note, this memorial is in storage and not accessible to the public. 


M.W.S & D.B.
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori [It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country]
Lest We Forget

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Pte J Alexander World War 1 KIA view
Sgt D J Anderson World War 1 KIA view
Pte J E Bayliss World War 1 KIA view
Pte C Booth World War 1 KIA view
Pte A E Briscoe World War 1 KIA view
Pte S R Bycroft World War 1 KIA view
Pte A Cee World War 1 KIA view
L/Cpl C R Cockburn World War 1 KIA view
Pte H Coles World War 1 KIA view
Cpl J Dann World War 1 KIA view

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Sydney Water
20 General Holmes Street
Potts Hill NSW 2143
Local Government Area
  • Cumberland Council
  • Building – inside
Location status
Not accessible to the public - in storage
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Philip Bennett
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
29 August 1919
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Bronze