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Armadale War Memorial
Armadale War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Dennis Friend / Father Ted Doncaster

Armadale War Memorial was oroiginally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. In May 1956 the obelisk was moved to the Memorial Park from its former location and updated to include the World War Two and Korean conflicts.

Armadale War Memorial was originally unveiled by the Governor, Sir Harry Barron on the 16th December 1916. The monument in the form of an obelisk contains the names of all the men who enlisted from the district in World War One. Four marble tablets bear the names of men from Beenup, Armadale, Bedfordale and Armadale West. Samuel Turner, Chairman of the Memorial Committee said "that Armadale district had given proof of its patriotism by contributing 135 of its best to help the Empire and save Australia from the dastardly hordes of Germany ." Western Mail (Perth), 22nd December 1916.

 

Location

Address:Jull Street & Orchard Avenue, Armadale Memorial Park , Armadale, 6112
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.151506
Long: 116.015768
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th December, 1916
Front Inscription

1914 - 1919.  Lest We Forget. 

A record of the men from Armadale and District who volunteered and served in the Great War for the liberty of the world. The first brick of this obelisk was laid by Mrs H Dale Cullen 12th Aug.1916.

Unveiled by the Governor Sir Harry Barron K.C.M.G 16th Dec 1916.

 

Back Inscription

1939 - 1945. 
To the memory of the men who paid the supreme sacrifice.

Sons of this place, let this of you be said, that you who live are worthy of your dead, they gave their lives that you who live may reap, a richer harvest ere you fall asleep.

Source: MA,WMR
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