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07-August-2017 (Bryan Hardy)
07-August-2017 (Bryan Hardy)

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Guildford War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who served in World War One. The names of those who lost their lives in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date. An additional plaque has been placed on the memorial to commemorate the 75tth anniversary of Remembrance Day and the unknown Australian soldier. 

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: -31.898478
Long: 115.971258
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. 93
 

 

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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