2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government is interviewing WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
A simple, light-coloured polished wooden board with inscriptions and names of veterans printed in gilt. The memorial is located in the NSW Department of Education building.
Excerpt from Soldier-Teacher War Memorials, World War I - World War II - Post World War II, by Tom Spencer, June 2001:
The 15 September 1997 edition of Education carried the following notice:
NSW Department has prepared an Honour Board to commemorate Departmental officers who have served abroad with the armed forces... (1946 - 1976). A ceremony to dedicate the Honour Board will be held ... on Wednesday, 24 September at 5:30p.m...
This report on the ceremony was printed in the 27 October edition of the paper:
A Roll of Honour has been dedicated to Department of School Education Officers who served in Vietnam, New Guinea, Malaya, Korea, Japan and Crete.
The Roll of Honour has been places on public display with the World War I and World War II honour boards at the Department...building in Bridge Street...
Director-General of School Education Dr Ken Boston said the memorial had been suggested by former Federation president, Phil Cross.
"I'm very pleases he had the vision for the creation of this board", Dr Boston said.
Room has been left on the honour board so names can be added when the Department becomes aware of the Departmental Officers who served in... theatres of war.
Teachers Sub-Branch, RSL President Geoff Falkenmire said the honour board was the culmination of a great deal of work.
In enthusiastically supporting Phil Cross's concept, the Director-General, Dr Boston, together with the Teachers Sub-Branch, RSL has achieved another important stage in the proper recognition of war service undertaken by employees of the Department. "
New South Wales
Department of School Education Officers
Roll of Honour
Other overseas service 1946 -
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