Parramatta and World War One

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the City of Parramatta commemorates the end of the First World War and remembers the Australian soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

In 2018, we mark the Centenary of World War One, also known as ‘The Great War,’ which endured from 4 August 1914 to 11 November 1918.

The City of Parramatta Research and Collection Services, along with a team of dedicated volunteers, has compiled the biographies of 1,962 soldiers, seamen and nurses from the Parramatta District – the culmination of a four-year project.

These stories of dedication, courage and loss are featured here as well as the interactive touch table display in the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre. We will also be publishing a series of eBooks, which will be available online from November 11, 2018.

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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World War One – Parramatta Soldiers – Roy James Hutson

Roy was born in Cookstown, Queensland where he worked as a stockman but he was also the brother of Mrs J Cassidy, Auburn.Private Hutson joined the 4 battalion, 12 reinforcements, force on 14 August, 1915 and sailed for the front  in July 1916.   He was wounded for the...

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World War One – Parramatta Soldiers – Charles Gapes

Private Charles Gapes, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920 Private Charles Gapes embarked from Sydney on the 25 November 1916 aboard HMAT Beltana A72. He was a carter and lived at "Hillview" Nobbs Street, Granville, NSW. Charles disembarked at the HM...

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