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03-May-2014
03-May-2014

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The memorial commemorates those who have died or been killed in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The Busselton War Memorial was originally erected in memory of the men of the district who enlisted in World War One. Pietro Porcelli was the designer of the monument which cost £140 with concrete foundation and lettering extra. The memorial was unveiled on the 6th January 1920 by General Birdwood. 
Bunbury Herald , 2nd April 1919

A bronze plaque containing the names of 31 servicemen from Busselton and District who lost their lives in World War Two was unveiled by the State President of the Returned Servicemens League on the 12th August 1951 and attached to the World War One memorial.
The West Australian (Perth), 16th August 1951.

Location

Address:Queen & Albert Streets, Busselton, 6280
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.652314
Long: 115.344899
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Pietro Porcelli

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 6th January, 1920
Front Inscription

A. D.
1914
1919

The Heroic Dead
[ Names ]

1939  1945
[ Names ]

Vietnam
1962 * 1973
[ Name ]

 

Left Side Inscription
Honor the Brave 
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

Honor the Brave 
[ Names ]

THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY GENERAL SIR WM.BIRDWOOD.Bart. G.C.M.G., K.C.B., G.C.S.I., Etc.  ON 6TH JANUARY 1920

 

Right Side Inscription
Honor the Brave 
[ Names ]
Inscription in Proximity

In honour of The men & women who served Australia in time of conflict during World War II

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,WMR,SKP,HWA
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