Private Percy Worboys, a railway porter and grand nephew of Mr. T. C. Worboys, living at “Fairview”, Wentworth Street, Parramatta, enlisted 18 February 1915. On his departure the staff at the Parramatta railway station presented wristlet watches to both Percy Worboys and Mr. McSparrow, who were on the permanent staff at the station and were leaving for the front. The presentation was made by Mr. McCurney (chief clerk) May 1915.

On 22 August 1915 he received a gunshot wound to both shoulders while on service at Gallipoli and he was removed to the hospital at Mudros the same day. Six days later he was sent to England to recoup and three years later was discharged from service due to the wounds to his shoulders.


Peter Arfanis, Archivist, Parramatta Council, Heritage Centre, 2014