Hills Wartime Experiences

In The Hills Shire there exists a number of Honour Rolls and memorials that have been erected in memory of those that have served. We also have compiled a database of residents who have participated in war as well as recorded a number of oral histories related their wartime service.

See below for links to some of the history of the wartime experiences in The Hills Shire. 

Hills Wartime Heroes 

Explore and online database of Hills residents who participated in war 

Honour Rolls and Plaques

View the Honour Rolls and Plaques found in The Hills Shire

Honour Roll Stories: Kellyville

View the stories being some of the names on the Honour Rolls and Plaques found in The Hills Shire

World War Two Nominal Roll

World War Two Nominal Roll: The Nominal Roll is an index of information that provides a 'snapshot' of individual service gathered from service records, during the period 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945.

Castle Hill RSL

Listen to an interview with Ron Smith as he talks about the Castle Hill RSL club

103rd General Hospital

Listen to an interview with Patricia Robinson as she recalls life at the 103rd General Hospital during world War 2

John Allen's wartime memories

Hear an interview with John Allen which includes details of his experiences in WW2, emphasising his time as a POW in Burma

Recollections of World War 2

View a video presenting eight difference residents as they recall what life was like in The Hills during World War 2 

World War 2 movie

View a movie about a former resident of Burnside, D G Simpson, who served in World War 2

World War 1 and Australia

A research guide created by the State Library of New South Wales for students and researchers