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18-August-2013 (Bryan Hardy)
18-August-2013 (Bryan Hardy)

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The Claremont War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate the men and women of Claremont who enlisted in World War One.  It also commemorates those who fought in World War Two, Malaya, Korea, Borneo and Vietnam.

The monument is built from Donnybrook stone with marble inserts on a rough cut granite foundation. This is set on a cruciform concrete base and is designed like a miniature Gothic church, the central spire and flying buttresses are topped with trefoil finials.

The contract for the memorial which was erected in honour of the men and women of the Claremont district who had voluntarily enlisted in the Great War was signed on behalf of the Memorial Committee and the foundation stone laid by General Sir Talbot Hobbs on the 24th September 1922.
Sunday Times (Perth) 24th September 1922.

The memorial was dedicated by the Chaplain-General, Archbishop Riley and unveiled by the Governor, Sir Francis Newdegate on the 25th March 1923.
The West Australian (Perth), 26th March 1923


Address:308 Stirling Highway, Claremont, 6010
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.983168
Long: 115.781647
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Wales & Gillies


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th March, 1923
Front Inscription
In Honour Of
The Men And Women
Of The District Of
Who Volunteered
For Service
Left Side Inscription
Erected By
The Residents Of
The District Of
Back Inscription

The Great War
1914 - 1919
The World War
1939 - 1945
1948 - 1960
1950 - 1953
1962 - 1966
1962 - 1972

"Land of our birth, our faith, our pride.
For whose dear sake, our fathers died.
O Motherland, we pledge to thee,
Head. heart and hand, through the years to be."

This Stone
Was Laid On Sunday
24th September 1922


Right Side Inscription

"In Memoriam"
The Heroic Dead

"Our Life Is But A Little Holding, Lent
To Do A Mighty Labour; We Are One
With heaven And The Stars When It Is Spent
To Serve God`s Aim; Else We Die With The Sun."

Inscription in Proximity

To Celebrate The Refurbishment Of
This War Memorial And Surrounds
To Honour Those Who Made
The Supreme Sacrifice

This Plaque Was Unveiled On
11 November 2007 By
His Worship The Mayor Peter Olson, JP

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,WMR
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