Parramatta and World War One

a 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.

World War One – Parramatta Soldier – Henry Brodie

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...

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World War One – Parramatta Soldiers – Alfred Osborne

Image from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920 Private Alfred Osborne was born in Liverpool New South Wales.  At the time of his enlistment in September 1915, his age was recorded as 21 years 11 months.  His occupation was recorded as labourer and horse...

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