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26-April-2015
26-April-2015

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Guildford War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One but now commemorates all wars and conflicts.

The memorial is a stone block obelisk on a two-tiered base situated in the centre of a grassed area. Veterans names are engraved on all four faces of the obelisk as well as on the base. 

The memorial which was erected in memory of the soldiers from the district and those who had fallen was unveiled by the Governor of Western Australia on the 6th November 1920 with the dedication being performed by Archbishop Riley. At the unveiling ceremony, the Mayor of Guildford stated that 73 men had paid the supreme sacrifice. After the unveiling ceremony, the Mayor asked relatives of the fallen to place wreaths on the memorial.
Western Mail (Perth), 11th November 1920

Location

Address:Meadow Street, Stirling Square, Guildford, 6055
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.898518
Long: 115.971277
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:Saturday 6th November, 1920
Front Inscription

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN WHO DID THEIR DUTY AT THEIR COUNTRY`s CALL AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR HONOUR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE WITH THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914  — 1919

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"           

ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF GUILDFORD

P Porcelli Sculptor

Plaque :

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND THE UNKNOWN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF REMEMBRANCE DAY
11.11.1993

 

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

The Fallen 

[ Names ]

World War II, 1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

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