M.W.S. and D.B. Second 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 Second World War. The top of the board is decorated with a wreath, surrounding an emblem consisting of wings flanking a shield. 

The roll 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. First World War Honour Roll

The memorial 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. 

  • Bronze

M.W.S & D.B.
Quique sui memores alios fecere merendo [Those who have ensured their remembrance by their merits]
We Will Remember Them

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Pte J H Tucker World War 2 KIA view
Cpl J L Kelly World War 2 KIA view
Pte J O Harris World War 2 KIA view
F/Sgt J W Hill World War 2 KIA view
Sgt J W Patterson World War 2 KIA view
Spr L C Tresham World War 2 KIA view
Pte L H Hewitt World War 2 KIA view
F/Sgt L M Readett World War 2 KIA view
F/Sgt R C Tyas World War 2 KIA view
Sgt R D Johnston World War 2 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 ''; }
  • Second World War, 1939–45