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 – Indian Soldier – Subedar Manta Singh

Manta Singh was born in the Punjab, northern India, in 1907. After finishing school, he joined the 2nd Sikh Royal Infantry. By August 1914, when the German army invaded Belgium and France, Manta held the rank of Subedar, and his regiment was part of the Indian...

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World War One – Indian Soldier – Hardit Singh Malik

Hardit Singh Malik was born on 22nd November 1894. Hardit Singh Malik was born on 22nd November 1894 and was the first Indian to fly into combat with the Royal Flying Corps. Hardit was educated at a public school,Eastborne college and went on to Balliol College...

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