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An honour roll commemorates the employees of the Government Savings Bank of New South Wales who served in World War One. The roll was originally unveilied in 1917.

The Assistant Treasurer (Mr. J. C. L. Fitzpatrick) unveiled the Government Savings Bank roll of honour in the head office of the bank on Friday. There were 640 permanent officers in the bank's service, and 183 had enlisted, which, in the Minister's opinion, was a very fine average. He assured those present that the Germans were far from beaten, and that although the Australians had responded remarkably well there would have to be a marked improvement in recruiting, or otherwise some other means would have to be adopted in order to keep up the reinforcements required.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW),  24 September 1917.


Address:48 Martin Place, former State Savings Bank Building, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867609
Long: 151.210132
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st September, 1917
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In Honor Of The Officers
Of The Government
Savings Bank Of NSW
Who Served In The
Great War 1914-1918.

In Memory Of Those Members Of Staff Who Gave
Their Lives In The Cause Of The Allies And In Honor Of
All Staff Who Took Part In The Great War 1914-1918.

Died On Active Service [ Names ]

(Names )


Source: MA,NRWM
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