Media: BOOK - paperback, 431 pages
Author: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
This is volume 1 of Ku-ring-gai Historical Society’s celebrated four-volume series, commemorating the men and women associated with Ku-ring-gai who served in The Great War. It contains the stories of those with surnames A to F – approximately one quarter of all those who volunteered. It comprises five sections, with six support appendices and a comprehensive index.
It includes chapters on Ku-ring-gai as it was at the outbreak of war; on recruiting; enlistment; local rifle clubs; pre-war training; and the early battles in which our veterans were involved – about 20 took part in the seizure of German territory in Rabaul, New Guinea, in September 1914. Wahroonga doctor Brian Pockley was the first Australian officer killed in the war, and over 40 died in the Gallipoli campaign, 13 of these at Lone Pine. Many of those who survived went on to serve in the Middle East and the Western Front.
There is also information on our local memorials, and to the memorials and cemeteries overseas where our dead are commemorated.