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

Description

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. 

Materials
  • Bronze
Inscription

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

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Pte E A Irving World War 1 KIA view
Pte S Jude World War 1 KIA view
Pte H S Keepence World War 1 KIA view
Cpl E S Leaman World War 1 KIA view
Pte G Lee World War 1 KIA view
Cpt A W Macdonald World War 1 KIA view
WO H W Mallarkey World War 1 KIA view
Lt H V Masters World War 1 KIA view
Pte T J McKenzie World War 1 KIA view
Pte W Medley World War 1 KIA view
Address
Sydney Water
20 General Holmes Street
Potts Hill NSW 2143
Local Government Area
  • Cumberland Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
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: 
29-08-1919
Dedication date
29 August 1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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