Parramatta and World War One

In 2018, we mark the end of 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’re also publishing a range of eBooks from our ‘World War One’ series, starting with ‘Parramatta Nurses’ and ‘Indian Soldiers’.

World War One – Parramatta Soldiers -Private Henry John

Private Henry John was employed by the Railway Department at Lidcombe as a woodworking machinist.  He was twenty five years of age when he enlisted for service on 27 June 1916. He married Dorothy on 12 August 1916 and they lived in Short Street, North Parramatta.  He...

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World War One – War Chest Society, Parramatta

In 1917, Mayor Alderman F.J.Thomas called a meeting to discuss the establishment of the Parramatta branch of the War Chest Society.  Fifty local women attended to work out ways of providing comfort for Australian soldiers in Egypt, France and other war zones.  And on...

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World War One – Parramatta Soldiers – Allan Colquhoun

Allan was the son of Geo. Colquhoun of Guildford and nephew of Mr and Mrs Andrew Colquhoun of Belmont Street, Loftus Park, New South Wales. He was a saddler, born in Glebe, New South Wales and was 18 years and 4 months when he joined the forces on 11 November 1915. He...

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World War One – Parramatta Soldier – Allan Colquhoun

Allan was the son of George Colquhoun of Guildford and nephew of Mr and Mrs Andrew Colquhoun of Belmont Street, Loftus Park, New South Wales. He was a saddler, born in Glebe, New South Wales and was 18 years and 4 months when he joined the forces on 11 November 1915....

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World War One – Parramatta Soldier – William Child

William was born in Auburn. He was son of Mrs Laura Emmason Lownds (previously Child) of Guildford (Station Street), New South Wales. He was a labourer. At the age of 19 years and 8 months he joined the forces on 3 August 1915. He was taken on strength by the 20...

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