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Ness

  • Brothers John and Robert both worked at Head Office. 

  • John was in the Chief Accountant's department (Financial Control) from 1966 at one stage amalgamating all the branch abstracts into reports to the Reserve Bank, and later as the bank's Money Market dealer before working in Procedures at St. Leonards Centre, London Office and setting up Banksure. 

  • Robert was in Premises department as Architect and worked on the formation of St. Leonards Centre.   John joined at Yagoona under Doug Gibson. and Robert at Petersham under Mac Cottee.

Paull

  • Victor Paull
    1934 Manager Henty then Manager Berrigan (Cen of Banking Pg 80) later Manager Moree
    Manager Head Office (as Manager Sydney Office was once known).

  • Laurie V. Paull, son of Victor Paull.
    1967 March 20 opening Manager of Baulkham Hills with John Beer as 2ic

Plunkett

  • Noirin Griffin of nab Albury enquired via the website if we had any photos of Lockhart branch where Dianne was stationed in 1975.  She has been in the bank for 35 years and currently at Albury.  They reproduced some of the photos and the article and had it framed and presented it to Diane today 10/12/08 (yes it was Diane Plunkett now Diane Bartsch).

Poulton

  • Edwin E. Poulton retired from Manager Redfern branch in 1920.

  • His daughter, Merrill Poulton worked in Head Office.

  • Merrill's husband, M.E. Graham retired from Manager Bondi in 1955. 

Ramsay

  • A.N. (Alec) Ramsay
     1934 Manager Cunnamulla (Century of Banking Pg 84)
    John Ramsay advised: My father A.N.Ramsay – known as Alec – Joined at Head Office then transferred to Country Enlisted for WW 1 while at Wee Waa. Following the War was Teller Inverell, Teller/Accountant Warialda, Accountant Stanthorpe, Manager Gayndah, Cunnamulla and Young. Alec was Manager at Cunnamulla until early 1937.  Later Manager at Young from 1937 to 1949. 
    Following my mother’s death spent the rest of his career as a Relieving Manager. Retired as a relieving Manager in 1959.
  • Joyce Ramsay
    Daughter of A.N. Ramsay, was in the Bank at Young branch 1938-1945.  She was Junior, Ledgerkeeper and Relief Teller.

John P. Ramsay
1970s Manager of Mosman branch

1975 Manager Lending Sydney Metro West
  • Hilton Ramsay
    Hilton died 19 Jan 2008 late of Hornsby. He was father and father in law of Lynette & Neil Silver, and Rhonda & Ross Hayes.
    Death Notice SMH & DT 21 Jan 2008 Service Wed 1pm Magonlia Chapel Macquarie Park Crematorium.

Rankin

  • George Rankin was a Director of Bathurst Bank

  • George Rankin was Manager CBCofS Cootamundra and passed away 28 July 1957 (Current Accounts 1958 Jan Pg 7) who had a son:-

  • George D Rankin who was a Sub-Inspector and later Staff Lending Manager. George passed away about the late 1970s.

  • George D Rankin married Judith Roberts who worked in CBCofS Culcairn and later in Sydney. They lived in Spit Junction and had a daughter Julia .
    J A Rankin Mosman is listed in 2007 Sydney White Pages which was telephoned 2007 June 23 Saturday 10:30am where it was learned:-
    2006 February Judith had a stroke and has daughter Julia looking after her.
    Listing in 2006 Sydney White Pages:- "Rankin J A Myahgah Rd Mosman 2088". 
    John Beer

Raymond-Jones

  • Rowan Raymond-Jones joined CBC at Newcastle West in 1955 then to branches in NW NSW, then Ulladulla.  He followed John Ness in Forms Design in the Procedures Department at St. Leonards Centre (see Current Accounts May 1981 oage 15)

  • Miss Raymond-Jones, Rowan's 17 year-old daughter was employed at St. Ives branch.

Redhead

  • W H G Redhead was Manager Copmanhurst (Century of Banking Pg 80).

  • Arthur W Redhead was Manager Pilliga later Audit Staff HO; 1990s approximately changed surname to Hayes retired to Ourimbah.

  • Marion Redhead of Head Office: engagement to Norman Hood (1961 January Current Accounts Pg 46)

Reeves

  • Mr & Mrs Reeves had a home on the highway at the southern part of Blandford just South of Murrurundi where the following were raised and each joined CBC:
  • Bill Reeves, whose last branch he managed was Wagga Wagga and prior to that he was manager at Singleton.  Bill Reeves married Margaret Fryer from Epping Branch.  Bill took Frank Lumleys old job as Manager Leasing and also was with the Busines Development taskforce in between Singleton and Wagga, which was headed by Geoff Brearley.

  • Phil Reeves was Manager of Mandurama branch which by November 2006 had been closed by NAB.  From Banksure, he went to Greater Pacific which became part of ANZ. Phil's sister-in-law Robyn Metcalfe worked at Kings Cross branch.

  • Reg Reeves was Manager Henty and Young branches before resigning.
    Reg's wife's niece, Debbie Haddrill, worked at Wagga branch.

  • Their cousins, Joy and Lyn Small worked in the bank; Joy at Marrickville and Lyn at Mascot, and Joy's husband, Barry Rhind, worked as a messenger in the Stationery Store.

Robertson

  • J.L.S. Robertson was Manager Woodstock (Pg 81 Century of Banking)

  • Frank S. Robertson:
    1900s joined at somewhere like Camden from where first transfer was to Robertson branch
    1960s/70s:- Sub-Inspector
    1960s/70s At CBC Staff retirement farewell in Barrack Street Club on retirement, Frank S Robertson, Sub-Inspector, said he joined CBC Bank at Robertson.

  • 240 years of Service by J.N.H. Robertson in Current Accounts June 1970.  Click here to view.

  • Noel Robertson was Manager, Neutral Bay and the son of J.L.S Robertson, also a CBC manager.

  • See also 'Lamb'.  Mrs. Robertson (nee Lamb) was the 4th generation of her mother's family and the 5th generation of her father's family to have served in the Bank.

  • Mrs. Felicity Welsh of Mosman branch is the daughter of J.N.H. Robertson.
     

Rowlands

  • “I worked with John Rowlands at Seven Hills where I was Second Officer from 1962 until 1966. Decimal currency was introduced during that time and the hold up happened, which I see comments about from Colin Clark. If I remember correctly, the car was hit by three out of the five bullets John fired. The other two were never found! Was he the last Officer to fire a Bank revolver in anger? I think that is quite likely! John was well known for his gardening, although I think Leigh was actually the worker! We all had to traipse up to admire the garden after it was awarded prizes in each Garden Competition, but that wasn't a chore, it really was magnificent!

  • John's two sons both joined CBC;
    Allan resigned many years ago but Rob was still in NAB when I retired.
    John was very helpful to me during those years and I always held him in great esteem.” From Frank Maundrell.

Ryan

  • B T Ryan was born in New Zealand. In 1923 joined CBCofS at Manildra.  1926 transferred from North Dorrigo to Longreach.  He then served in many Queensland branches until 1941.
    1941 joined Army from Stanthorpe. WWII spent 5 years in the Army, and in New Guinea as Captain in the 25th Infantry Battalion.
    In 1946 he was attached to Wingham branch (home town) for rehabilitation. Appointed Manager Woodstock in 1947. 1969 October 31 retired from Manager Albury branch.
    He was very proud his three sons who also joined CBCofS (from Current Accounts January 1970)

  • J T Ryan, Accountant Gosford

  • Max S Ryan, Systems & Procedures H/O

  • A B Ryan, Cootamundra.            (from Current Accounts July 1969 page 48).

Sexton

  • Tony and Carney Sexton were twin brothers who both worked in the Bank, and both retired from Internal Audit.

  • Carney George SEXTON

    • Carney was the oldest twin son of Mrs Zeta and Mr Sexton who had home in Yass
    • At one time managed the Caravan Park at Yass
    • Carney was at various stages Second Officer at Holbrook, on Relieving Staff, Audit Clerk at the same time Tony was appointed Audit Clerk
    • Was the oldest twin brother of Tony Sexton who also worked in the CBC Bank
    • Carney Sexton retired from Internal Audit as Supervisor of Branch & Departmental Audits
    • Passed away suddenly in Goulburn Hospital aged 67 a few days after a colon cancer operation.
    • Ian Williams spoke at the June 2005 meeting about Carney and the time he worked with him. Ian and Audrey Kenny attended the funeral in Yass. He stated Carney was of the quieter nature than Tony.
    • Carney was responsible for the introduction of the Branch Administrative Manual.
    • Noel Crowley also spoke about Carney Sexton when they worked in Audit. He stated Carney was not a computer fan.
  • Tony (Anthony Alan) SEXTON 

    • Tony Sexton was the younger twin brother of Carney
    • Tony worked at Cooma branch then Tamworth as General Hand in early 1960s
    • Was appointed Audit Clerk the same time Carney was about 1968
    • Retired as a Manager Internal Audit conducting internal audits of branches.
    • With Carney, organised covering of roof and walls of their mother’s home in Yass
    • Passed away suddenly on 14 January 2003, aged 65, in Canberra Hospital, late of Yass and Fairlight.
    Both Carney and Tony lived at Kensington until about 1978 when they each bought a unit on seventh level of a unit block “Tarquin” developed by CAGA at 10 Hilltop Crescent Fairlight where their units occupied the entire seventh level and had extensive views including of the ocean through the North and South heads entrance to Sydney Harbour.

Silver

  • Neil SILVER
    Neil's wife Lynette is a World War II historian. Neil and Lynette organise excursions to Sandarkan.  Click here for details.

Single

  • Greg Thorp says: "Father of Dennis was Bill. He started the Savings Bank (Head Office Branch) and then went to Roseville as Manager.  Pat worked with him in Savings Bank. When we returned from Tasmania, he was at Roseville and asked Pat to come and work for him. I was silly enough to say to Pat "Yes. I am organising the bank ball and when they ask whom I am taking, I will say "the junior from Roseville". Bill single was manager at Roseville when he retired.  They were part of a family that came from the Mudgee area.

  • Lindsey Single was his brother - he retired from Cooma to live on his Cooma grazing property.

  • Bill Frost says: Mrs Bill Single was a Lambert. related to the Lambert who was Secretary of the Bank who came to a sticky end. There was a family connection in years past; it could have been Morgan. Denis's second name was Lambert.

  • Denis Lambert Single was Bill Single's son. Denis  spent a great deal of his service on Relieving Staff including Relieving Manager (during which he attended Fernleigh Castle Managers' School # 24 at the end of 1971) and he worked at St. Leonards Centre at one time.

  • Noel Crowley states that the property on which the rail development at Werris Creek took place was owned by George A. Single.  Was he connected with the Single family from Wollar (?). Both Denis Single's father Bill Single (Roseville) and Lindsay Single (Cooma) were part of the family which came from “around Mudgee” and so were most likely descended from George. Bill and Lindsay had brother George who was Manager Bank of New South Wales Bingara then Gulgong then Mudgee from where he retired.
     

Smith

  • Arthur Edgar Arundel SMITH
    September 2016 Rebecca Slingo wrote: I am currently researching my great grandfather Arthur Edgar Arundel Smith. I know he worked at the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney as a Bank Clerk in Narrabri in 1905 (it's on his marriage certificate) and then again in Grafton where he worked for 23 years as Bank Manager until his retirement in October 1936.

  • Ralph SMITH
    His son Ralph Smith was also employed by the bank during this time and the whole family lived upstairs at the bank at 39 Prince Street Grafton. According to his obituary he was employed by Commercial Banking Company for nearly 50 years.

  • Rebecca is trying to learn more about his career and is particularly interested in any photographs that might be available.

Somerville

  • S A H Somerville 1934 Manager Mount Larcom (Cen of Banking Pg 84)

  • Joseph Reginald Somerville :-
    1939 April 12 joined CBCofS at Canowindra
    1940s Grenfell, Yeoval, Tarcutta
    1942-1946 AIF
    1946 October Albury, city & country branches included Tamworth HO Newtown Moss Vale
    1954 Accountant Quirindi
    1958 Manager Tarcutta, Molong, Walgett, Barraba, Nowra
    1978 Chief Manager ACT
    1981 Aug Current Accounts Pg 13.

Spence

  • Graeme Spence was the son of

  • C.F. Spence, who was Queensland Assistant Inspector.  (submitted by Peter Wall)

Stitt

  • W R Stitt (mentioned in Curent Accounts January 1961 page 3)

  • R R Stitt (Rev) Manager Ryde, Blaxland Road.

Suttie

  • Harold took over from Alec Commens as Manager Quirindi 1960 or thereabouts.

  • Harold's son Ken was Regional Manager.
    were above any relation to ? :- 

    • 1924 Suttie DB joined Windsor
    • 1954 Suttie DB Manager Woodenbong
    • 195* Suttie DB Manager Berry
    • 19** Suttie DB Manager Cowra
    • 1970 Jun 30 D B Suttie retired from Cowra 

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