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06-September-2014
06-September-2014

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The Gosnells War Memorial, a four-sided Egyptian style obelisk resting on a pedimented plinth with engraved palmettes,  was originally erected to commemorate the soldiers from the district who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. It now commemorates those who served in subsequent conflicts.

The laying of the foundation stone for the obelisk took place on the 25th April 1921 in front of a crowd of about 500 people. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Western Australia , Sir Francis Newdegate on the 6th November 1921.
The Daily News (Perth), 26th April 1921.


 

Location

Address:Albany Highway, Grounds of City of Gosnells Council, Gosnells, 6110
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.06647
Long: 115.999939
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 6th November, 1921
Front Inscription

Erected to perpetuate the memory of the men who made the supreme sacrifice in 2nd World War
1939 - 1945

Korean War
1950 - 1953

A.I.F.

This monument is erected to perpetuate the memory of the soldiers from the Gosnells Road Board District who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War 1914 - 1919 and whose names appear hereon.

This memorial was unvailed by His Excellency Sir Francis Newdegate, K.C.M.G. Governor of Western australia on 6th Nov. 1921.

The foundation stone of this memorial was laid by the Hon. W. J. George, C.M.C., M.L.A. on 24th April 1921.

 

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA,WMR,SKP
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