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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.    

Geoffrey Richard Phillip MATTHEWS  (10/10/2018)

  •  David Wyndham advised information from Les Sullivan: It is with great regret we advise the passing of Geoff on the 10th December 2018.
    Geoff's  father was also in the CBC in Queensland and may have managed branches in NSW as Geoff joined the CBC in 1947 at Lismore as a junior.
    1949   Transferred to Sydney where he worked in several branches
    He resigned from the bank and was employed by Caltex for several years and rejoined the CBC in 1959
    1962   Appointed Accountant Double Bay and during this time married a Ledger keeper being Maureen Sweaney
    1964   Manager Turramurra 
    1969   Manager Eastwood
    1972   Manager Dee Why
    1974   Manager Pitt & Bathust Sts
    1977   Manager Lending Melbourne
    1978   London Office as Assistant  Chief Manager and the following year as Chief Manager
    1980   Chief Representive Tokyo Japan 
    1982   Deputy Senior Manager 343 George St where he remained till retirement due to ill health in 1986
    Geoff's  career was distinguished and I am sure he will be missed by his colleagues.  Geoff was a valued member of the club and he will be missed by all of us.

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 McCALL (3/1/1948 -23/1/202129/1/2015)

  • Roger Brooker advised: Courier Mail - Brian McCall passed away peacefully on Saturday the 23rd January 2021. Loved and cherished by his wife Rosalind (dec), parents Mavis (dec) & Raymond (dec), partner Helen, daughter Candice & son-in-law Darrell, son Dale & daughter-in-law Rachael and his grandchildren. Just as he dealt with all experiences in life, he managed his illness with strength, courage and dignity. 
    I did not work with Brian in the CBC but we were friends later on when we both worked for the Queensland Government (Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority). Brian’s career was best known by others but I know he worked as Accountant  at Coorparoo Branch and Managed Wintergarden Branch in the City and Newstead Branch.
    He was well thought of at QRAA where he was a Lending Officer as well as mentor for new recruits. He retired from that role in late 2019 due to his illness.
    He left the Bank and worked as a Hotel Broker for a number of years.

  • Jeff Rendell advised: t was sad to read of the passing of Brian. I worked with Brian at Coorparoo branch in 1974/1975 where he was the Branch accountant.
    Brian was a very jovial and larger than life character, and I learned a great deal from him.
    He also has a very loud laugh and when combined with his American / Aussie accent, you certainly knew he was present.
    I also recall his taste in dress attire. On occasion he would wear a bright green shirt with dark brown tie with orange polka dots with tartan / check trousers. It was the 70s.
    I believe he worked at a number of NSW branches in his younger days and did National Service. He also was Manager of 85 Elizabeth Street Brisbane until that branch merged with Wintergarden branch in 1978.
    I was fortunate to be working at Wintergarden at the time along with my wife Wendy.
    Wintergarden merged with Brisbane office in 1981 where Brian became one of the  Managers there. Later transferring to Newstead.
    Gone too soon.  Kind regards.

Brian McCARTHY (13/3/09)

  •         Brian's passing was advised by John Beer and Norm White.

  • 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.

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