William Algie (jnr.) was a 21 year-old labourer whose father lived in Pennant Street Parramatta. He was one of the earliest to volunteer for service and enlisted 12 October 1914. He was detached from the 2 Australian General Hospital for duty at Boulogne 14 June 1916 and on 15 May 1917 was transferred to the 1 Australian Field Ambulance. On 17 September he was wounded in action and was later admitted to the London General Hospital. Finally in April 1918 he was sent back to Australia.
Geoff Barker, Coordinator Research and Collection Services, Parramatta Council Heritage Centre, 2014