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24-July-2017
24-July-2017

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The Claremont War Memorial was erected in memory of the men and women of Claremont who enlisted in the Great War. The memorial 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

Location

Address:308 Stirling Highway, Claremont, 6010
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.983168
Long: 115.781647
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:Sunday 25th March, 1923
Front Inscription
In honour of the men and women of the District of Claremont who volunteered for service
Left Side Inscription
Erected by the residents of the District of Claremont 
Back Inscription

The Great War
1914 - 1919

The World War
1939 - 1945

Malaya
1948 - 1960

Korea 
1950 - 1953

Borneo
1962 - 1966

Vietnam
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

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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