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  • News of Noel's death some time ago was passed on at the September 2005 meeting.   Noel was generally known as “Gattam Gattam”.  (CA July 1972 Pg 12 attended Fernleigh Castle Managers' Course # 24)   He spent many years on the Relieving Staff before moving on to other pursuits – involvement with a Health Foods store in Parramatta Mall.    

Norma Patricia McANNALLY

  • See Norma Patricia Duff (nee McAnnally).  

John MALONE (10/2011)

  • born 1926/7
    1940 approx joined CBCofS
    Married Marie Byrne
    1960 Accountant 315 High St Maitland age 33/4 when Owen Young was Security Clerk
    Had sons :- Brian who married Norma and Paul who married Sharon
    Manager :-
    1964 High & Church Streets Maitland age 37 approx (opening Manager of branch that had been a Receiving Office from 315 High St Maitland from 1951)
    1970 Walcha age 43 approx
    1970s Rockhampton
    1973 Cairns age 46 approx
    Regional Manager:-
    1978 Hunter CBC age 51 approx
    1983 Riverina NAB age 56 approx (Noel E Crowley Assistant RM) until Regions were again reorganised resulting in Riverina region being split in 2 with control by Regional Offices at Wagga (Riverina Region) & Albury (Murray Region)
    1986 April John had retired age 60 approx to Adamstown Heights
    2011 October died age 84
    2011-10-15 Newcastle Herald advised Mass at St Philips Catholic Church Vista Pde Kotara on 2011-10-19.  Private Cremation

  • Geoff Chapman advised the death of John Malone, ex-Regional Manager Hunter in Newcastle Herald 15/10/11.
    Late of Adamstown Heights, aged 84 years.  Wife Marie, 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law
    Funeral to be held at St Philips Catholic church, Vista Parade Kotara on Wed 19/10/11 @ 10:30 followed by private cremation.

  • Rowan Raymond-Jones advised: Sorry to hear that. I knew John Malone when he was manager at High & Church Sts Maitland branch back in the early sixties. I believe too that he was a good Regional Manager.   

  • Noel Smith MBE wrote: I first met John when I was appointed Manager at CBC Cessnock NSw branch in December .1980;
    at that time John was my Regional Manager, responsible for the Hunter Region and was located in Newcastle.
    I have good memories of our times when he made regular branch visits. He was an easy man to work with and we enjoyed the opportunity of occasional luncheons at some of the many Hunter Valley Wineries.
    In subsequent years after I was appointed a Regional Manager at Tamworth, I spent further time with John on our regular visits to sydney for RM meetings and particularly when our Regional offices were relocated to the 36th floor of Qantas House. Those were interesting times, when considerable change occurred. Indeed, I looked forward to experiencing the  camaraderie that developed amongst our group of CBC RM's, As a younger RM, those friendships and working relationships made life much easier for me, as it enabled valuable discussion with more experienced bankers on issues and problems of mutual interest and concern. Regretfully, I lost touch withJohn and many other RM's, when I moved offshore in l99l for a period of l2 years.
    I will remember John as an honest, caring, loyal and dependable gentleman. lt was a pleasure to work with him. ...and it was a privilege to know him as a friend.
    Because of a family commitment I was unable to attend John's funeral, however my thoughts will be with him.

Douglas James MALONEY (March 2014)

  • Kevin Nicol advised: Funeral notice from the "Northern Star" of 25th March.

    Some years ago Doug Maloney was a relieving officer of the CBC on the Far North Coast.

    I am not sure whether he resigned or retired from the bank but he didn't belong to our local retired officers group.

    We have been away and I came across the funeral notice when catching up on back issues of our local paper.

Rob MARCHMENT (2006)

  • Rob died of a heart attack.
  • Rob (Bob) Marchment appears in Current Accounts January 1975 on page 23. He was then Manager, Overseas Dept; Melbourne Office and had attended a four weeks Bankers' Overseas Trade Course at the Reserve Bank of Australia in May, 1974.
  • Frank Maundrell went to school with Bob at Macquarie Boys' High in Parramatta and Rydalmere. I think we were both surprised when I arrived at Overseas Dept; Head Office in 1966. He was then handling negotiations under Import Letters of Credit, but went on to higher achievements within the International Banking field.

Stan MARSHALL (29/12/2014)

  • Peter HOCKEN thought I should let you know that Stan Marshall passed away December 29th age 88. His wife Moira contacted Des Andrews and he informed me. I know there will be some in Australia who will remember Stan who retired back in 1982. No doubt you will cascade the news to ex CBC officers.  Despite this sad news, and the ghastly events in Paris today, I wish you a Happy New Year.

  • Richard NOTT   Stan Marshall was a long term fixture of London Office management team. He and Geoff Hastings were the quintessential “gentleman twins” who inspired me to adjust my more abrasive social demeanor (with limited success). Stan was a gentle epitome of those good and faithful servants, part of the cement of constancy that bound businesses together before they were overtaken by the mad-cap energies needed in the current headstrong competitive markets. It was a balming experience to have spent time with people such as Stan and learn that an occasional delayed sense of urgency is not such a bad thing.     

  •  Suzanne WATSON   Advice re Stan Marshall's passing is sad news and I have very fond memories of 'Mr Marshall' (as I always called him whilst working with him). In September 1973, I entered CBC (as it happened by mistake, as I actually had an interview appointment with The Commonwealth Bank of Australia located opposite CBC in 'Kangaroo Alley' namely Old Jewry) and, in those days as there was no security, I found myself being greeted by Harry Sweeney, Messenger for the 1st floor Management, and I realised my mistake. However, Mr Marshall came out of his office and met me then asked me to sit down and wait for the Personnel Manager (Mr Oakley) to see me as, coincidentally, their Senior Secretary at the time was pregnant and leaving CBC within a month. It was my lucky day when I met Stan Marshall, as I was immediately employed by CBC and spent 19 happy years with the Bank. My sympathies go to Moira and all Stan's family at this sad time.

Peter MARTIN (2/8/91)

  • 1925 September Edwin Dawes (Peter) Martin was born at Sandgate, Qld.
    1941 followed his father into the Banking industry; joined at Mayfield then worked at Molong, Orange & Gulargambone
    1943 Dec 3 enlisted in RAAF at Sydney
    1946 Mar 29 Discharged as Leading Aircraftsman at RAAF Station Rathmines NSW.
    1946 resumed at Molong then Woodstock, Nyngan, Molong
    1957 Head Office
    1958 Accountant Pitt & Bathurst Sts
    1962 Manager 35 Pitt St,. George & Hunter Sts and Chatswood
    1969 to Head Office
    1970 Assistant CChief Manager, London Office
    1971 CM London Office
    1973 Chief Manager International
    1975 AGM Corporate & International; then General Manager, Banking.
    1991 "SMH Sat Aug 3 Pg 144 Deaths: MARTIN, Edwin Dawes (Peter)
    August 2 1991 at hospital, East Melbourne.

  • 2009 May Peter's wife, Audrey passed away.

Bob MATHIESON (29/1/2015)

  • Errol Coles advised that about three months ago lung cancer spread to his second lung and from there to his liver and ... he passed away last Thursday.  Errol had been living on the South Coast. 

  • Ken Wood:    I worked with Bob at Kingston A.C.T. branch for a number of years in the late 60’s. I was Accountant and he was security clerk. For a month we swapped jobs so I could learn security work and help him at being Accountant. His wife (Jenny) worked at our Doctors, across the road from the Accountant’s cottage, and she would ring my Mrs to tell her she had the next appointment.  I have been to 4 funerals in the past 3 mos., mostly of people younger than I, having been born in 1936 forcible retired from the bank due to high blood pressure in 1987. It makes me feel real grateful that I can still walk 27 hole of golf per week.

Brian McCARTHY (13/3/09)

  •         Brian's passing was advised by John Beer and Norm White of Bradbury, who says:
    I will be attending as I worked with him at Liverpool and kept in touch for some years after."

  • Norm White of Bradbury said he worked with Brian at Liverpool and kept in touch for some years after.  He attended the service.
    Brian suffered from breathing difficultes.  Brian's second wife from Phillipines left pan containing oil on the stove where the oil caught on fire to which Brian applied water which splashed back to his throat which caused deeper breathing difficulties from which he did not recover.

Bob MEAD (9/4/2010)

  • Kevin Meyer advised on 13/4/10: I noted Bob Mead's passing in the paper in the week end. He was living at Port Macquarie and funeral was today. Bob retired from Savings Bank Administration. He was a brother of Bill Mead who passed away some years ago. 

Helen MEAD (9/2007)

  • Kevin Meyer advised on 14/9/07: We are off today to funeral of Helen Mead widow of Bill Mead ex manager Crows Nest.

Helen MEIKLE (18/6/2011)

  • Kevin Meyer advised of Helen's funeral notice.  Helen was Treasurer of the CBC Officers Club for a number of years.

  • Geoff Matthews advised: My wife Maureen (0nce Maureen Sweaney) at one time took Helen Meickle's place in the Overseas Department. She can't remember what year. She thinks that Helen then went to London as girls did in those far off days.

Barbara MEYER (24/1/2011)

  • Kevin Meyer notified his wife Barbara's passing that morning.  Barbara was an ex-0fficer of the bank and worked at Nowra, where her father Charles Wisehart was the Manager.  Barbara was active in the Boomerang Club.

  • Sydney Morning Herald: Passed away suddenly January 24, 2011.
    Dearly loved wife of Kevin for 59 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Elizabeth and Michael, Richard (deceased), David and Kathy. Always loved by her four grandchildren and their families: Rebecca, Stephen, Benjamin, Jeremy, Brad and Vanessa and her great-grandchildren Jack and Elijah.
    A wonderful wife, mother and friend.
    The family and friends of BARBARA were warmly invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held as St Martin's Anglican
    Church, Arnold Street, Killara, on Thursday (January 27, 2011), at 1.30 p.m.

  • NAB Retired Officers Newsletter March 2011 advised: Some 400 persons attended the service on Thursday 27th where we were told of the many achievements that she had done in her life. Community help, Probus, Volunteer work for Royal North Shore Hospital nearly 30 years and of the great way she generally looked after others in need, including that of the family for whom she cared a great deal and did everything for them including making lunch and being there when the children came home. A donation of $100 has been made to Cord Blood Research.

Geoff MILNE (21/3/2012)

  • John Drew advised: Sad to tell you an old mate of mine died yesterday - Geoff Milne. I saw him in hospital last Wednesday.
    I met Geoff when he was transferred in 1956 to South Grafton branch where I joined to Bank the year before. He went from there to Bathurst as Accountant then opened Terrigal branch in the early 1960s. He resigned in the late 1960s (I think) and operated a Real Estate business for many years in Terrigal. We kept in touch and had lunch at least once a year. He was 86. Notice in todays SMH.

Denise MOHR (20/1/2015)

    Dear Members,

    Hard on the heels of our shock over Vic’s passing comes further sad news about our popular Member Denise Mohr. Poor Denise has been unwell for some time and she finally succumbed at 11.55 p.m. on Tuesday 20 January at The San in Wahroonga.

    Our sincere condolences to her husband Ted, son Steven, daughters Cherie Maffey, Louise Kelly & Betina Terrignon, and brothers Richard & Peter Beaumont for this not unexpected but nevertheless painful loss.

    When passing us this sad news Peter commented that it doesn’t feel so  long ago that Denise joined the bank at Marrickville Branch and she has been a great CBC supporter ever since, and of course he is right.


     Henry THORNE:   Kevin Nicol and I first met Ted at Cunnamulla in 1958, when we went on a football trip from Quilpie. Glenn Williams was with us and he played that day. 
    Then back in 1961, I was transferred to Liverpool and around 1962 I met up with Ted and Denise, who made me most welcome and in fact they had me stay with them that night, instead having to drive back to Moorebank.  Their kindness was much appreciated.  Denise always had a smile and a caring word to say – a very special lady.  Our thoughts go out to Ted, Peter & Richard and their families.

     Ian Holston:    Very sad indeed. I dropped Ted and Denise an email a couple of weeks ago and wondered why I had not heard back.  Very thankful that I had the opportunity of seeing them in December and received a very warm cuddle from Denise. She looked very thin but I was not aware that she was not traveling well.

    I worked with Ted at Liverpool back in the late fifties. Denise was at Marrickville when I was at Newtown and from memory she was going out with Noel Collie for a while and Ted appeared on the scene. She worked with June Judd at Marrickville.

Eric George MOSMAN (4/12/2009)

  • Died peacefully on December 4th 2009 late of Turramurra, in his 103rd year.

Thomas Glen MOSS (4/2005)

  • Was known as “Glen”. Passed away on 8th April 2005


Ken MUNRO (3/6/1993)

23 JUN '93 16:43     FROM LEASING-ACCEPT DEPT           PAGE.001


Ex CBC staff will mourn the death of Ken Munro who has a very popular and respected friend and workmate.

Ken was born in Bundarra on 29.3.1911.

He joined the CBC on 1.3.1928 as the Junior at Gunnedah.

He was transferred to Moree in 1929, Goulburn 1931 and to Head Office on relieving staff in 1932.

In 1938 he commenced a long career in Branch Securities. His banking service was interrupted by the 2nd World War.

Ken joined the 2/15 Field Regiment, 8 Division as A.I.F., on its formation in November 1940.     He went with the Regiment to Singapore in 1941 and was with it during the Japanese campaign on the mainland of Malaya and on Singapore Island.

After capitulation on 15 February 1942 Ken was a P.O.W. in Changi. In 1943 he went to Thailand to work on the construction of the Burma Railway. Living conditions in Thailand were appalling and working conditions were worse.In 1944 Ken went back to Singapore and from there by ship to Japan. Accounts of this journey have been told in several books but it is sufficient here to say that the journey from Thailand to Japan took nearly three months.

In Japan for the last year of the war Ken was on Shikoku Island working first in a Sumitomo copper mine and then in a foundry.

Throughout his army service Ken Munro enjoyed the friendship and respect of his fellows.

This information about Ken's military service has been supplied by his Lieutenant who was a fellow P.O.W. He spoke very highly of Sergeant Ken and praised his support during those terrible days. (Jim McCloy was also in the troop and we are told Jim and Ken made a great pair and provided much needed support on many occasions).

After the war he became an active worker for the welfare of former members of the Regiment. He was treasurer of the Regimental Association for many years retiring only two years ago when he reached 80 years of age.

Following Ken's discharge in 1946 he rejoined Branch Securities. His workmates were very concerned about his health at that time.

Ken was appointed Officer in Charge of Branch Securities in 1955. He then served as a Sub-inspector, Assistant Inspector,
Inspector and Manager Lending. He retired on 29th March 1974 and enjoyed 19 years of well earnt retirement in his home in Roseville. 

Ken was killed on 3rd June 1993 when struck by a motor vehicle on the way home from an army reunion. It is ironical that the driver was a Japanese.

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