New South Wales Fire Brigades First World War Roll of Honour


The Honour Board is massive and is constructed to the design of the department. It consists of six cast copper panels, framed in Queensland Maple. Upon the panels in raised letters are the names of 315 members of the NSW Fire Brigades Service. The panels are constructed by the electrolyte process at the Government Printing Office and it is believed to be the first occasion in which the process has 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., The cost of the Honour Roll was f194. from The Board of Fire Commissioner's Minutes 2nd May 1923.

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 KIA as that is what is indicated by the memorial. J Oldfield could be William Joseph Oldfield or Frederick John Oldfield, and 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 that S Aldenton was awarded a MC and H A Coveny was awarded a MM.

Located in Fire and Rescue NSW City of Sydney Fire Station.


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

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
G Shaw World War 1 view
G Charlton World War 1 view
G Dowker World War 1 view
G Sketchley World War 1 view
G Major World War 1 view
G Hardy World War 1 KIA view
G Peters World War 1 view
G Fell World War 1 view
G Spence World War 1 view
G Kimber World War 1 view
213 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Mr. Ian Grimwood and Peter Levarre-Waters
Established date
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Dedication date
02 May 1923
  • First World War, 1914–18

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