New South Wales Fire Brigades First World War Roll of Honour


This large scale Roll of Honour was constructed to the design of the department. It consists of six cast copper panels, framed in Queensland Maple. In raised letters on the panels are the names of 315 members of the NSW Fire Brigades Service who served in the Great War. The panels were constructed using the electrolytic process, at the Government Printing Office. It is believed to be the first occasion in which the process had been employed for work of this nature. The woodwork was executed by Messrs Dorhauer & Sons. The Rising Sun was donated by Messrs T. Green & Coy. According to the Board of Fire Commissioners Minutes from 2 May 1923, the cost of the Roll was f194. 

The Roll is located in Fire and Rescue NSW City of Sydney Fire Station.

Notes on veteran names:

  • No records can be found for veterans with the following names having died during the First World War: H W May, J Oldfield and P Sharkey. The status codes for these veteran are given as Killed in action (KIA) as that is what is indicated by the memorial.
  • J Oldfield could be William Joseph Oldfield or Frederick John Oldfield.
  • P Sharkey could be Edward Francis Sharkey.
  • All other status codes have been taken from information contained in the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour and First World War Nominal Roll, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database and the National Archives of Australia.
  • On the memorial W Hewitt is given as W Hewitt and L J West is given as L G West.
  • The Australian War Memorial indicates S Aldenton was awarded a Military Cross and H A Coveny was awarded a Military Medal.

New South Wales Fire Brigades Members who served in The Great War 1914-1918


Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Read more
P S Aber World War 1 view
L W Adams World War 1 view
S Aldenton World War 1 view
C W Allington World War 1 view
C Andrews World War 1 view
G Andrews World War 1 view
S Andrews World War 1 view
A Baker World War 1 KIA view
W A Bale World War 1 view
T Bale World War 1 view

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213 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Mr. Ian Grimwood and Peter Levarre-Waters
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date
02 May 1923
  • First World War, 1914–18