Parramatta and World War Onea diary of Parramatta people and events 100 years to the day they happened
From 1 August 2014 through to 1 November 2018 we will be posting hundreds of biographical stories and accounts of events which relate to the actions of Parramatta servicemen and women during World War One.
The team in Research Services have prepared these stories to be released 100 years to the day they occurred and the blog will provide a kind of diary to Parramatta’s involvement in the war from France, to Palestine and everywhere in between.
We hope you enjoy reading about these amazing people and the terrifying and sometimes awe inspiring events which dragged them across the globe to fight against Germany and her allies.
11373 Gunner Joseph Bonaventure McDuff, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920 Joseph Bonaventure McDuff was born in 1878 in Deniliquin, New South Wales. At the age of 36 years and 1 month old he joined the Australian Imperial Force on 13 September 1915...read more
Elmore was the son of Mrs Maude Gane of Guildford (Calliope Street), New South Wales, who was a 20 year old Telephonist when he joined the forces on 31 May 1916. He was serving with the 20 Infantry A.M.F. Unit at time of enrolment and was assigned immediately to the...read more
Henry was the son of Anna Brodie of Victoria Street, Smithfield , New South Wales. He was a farmer born in Blayney, New South Wales and was 25 when he joined the forces on 13 December 1915. He served with the 18th Infantry Battalion in France from April 1917 and was...read more
7767 Driver George Richerby Mallinson, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920 Driver Mallinson was born at Trongate Street, Granville, New South Wales. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Mallinson and his elder brother Private James Edward...read more
Private Henry James Robinson was a 30 year old Locomotive Fireman from Cowper Street, Granville. He was married to Mrs Catherine Mary Robinson and was the father of Kathleen Mary Robinson and John Henry Robinson. He enlisted on 13 July 1915 and was assigned to the 30...read more
Gordon Wooster enlisted in November 1918 but did not embark. Neera Sahni, City of Parramatta Council, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2017 References The biographical information has been researched and compiled from the following resources: Australian War...read more
Private Albert Edward Fitch of Carrington Street Granville, NSW,was a 25 year old brick-maker at the State Brickworks when he joined the 20 Infantry Battalion on the 26 May 1915. His mother, Mrs Annie Fitch, who was his next of kin, also lived in Carrington Street...read more
3012 Lance Corporal Frank Phillips, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920 Frank Phillips was the third son of George Albert Phillips and Lucy Albertina (nee Fericks) of Marsden Street, Parramatta. Born on 6 September 1897 in Granville, New South Wales....read more
6792 Private James Edward Mallinson, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920 Private Mallinson was the second youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mallinson of William Street, Granville, New South Wales. Prior to enlistment he was an engineer at Clyde...read more
2948 Private Alfred Reginald Harre, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920 Alfred Reginald Harre was only 18 when he heard the call of duty and signed up on the 16 January 1916 in Casula, New South Wales. Originally born and raised in Camberwell,...read more
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