Over 1300 men and women with links to Ku-ring-gai served in World War I. They came from all walks of life, from labourers to university lecturers. Their origins were diverse, not only from the immediate locality but also from other parts of New South Wales, from other states and from other countries.
Their achievements were many: one in every ten was decorated. Their losses were great: one in every five did not return.
What all did for their nation is monumental. Volume I, with a foreword by Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial, has been researched and written by members of Ku-ring-gai Historical Society. It contains the war stories of those with names beginning A to F, approximately one third of all those who volunteered. It also includes chapters on our area as it was at the outbreak of war, on recruiting, enlistment and the rifle clubs, the early battles in which our veterans were involved, information on our local memorials and a guide to the memorials and cemeteries overseas where our dead are commemorated. Volumes II and III are planned for release in 2015 and 2016.
Softcover, 30cm, 432 pages, indexed (with full A-Z list of names)
Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Society Inc, 2014 Aug 2018