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A monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two.  The monument is of a statue of a soldier on top of a large plinth on a three-tiered base.

It was erected by public subscription and unveiled on Anzac Day 1921 originally to commemorate those from World War One  whose names are inscribed on a brass plaque. The names of those from World War Two were added in 1950.

A dozen designs were received for the Fallen Soldiers' Memorial at Katanning, which was thrown open to competition. The accepted design was that of a marble figure of a soldier, 6ft. high, upon a granite base, 13ft. high, the cost erected at Katanning being £750. In addition to that first cost, has to be added the bronze name plates and the carving of the inscription, and also the architect's fee for supervision. These items are expected to bring the cost to £900, of which about half has been collected.
Albany Advertiser, 29th September 1920.

On the 3rd September 1950, an additional plaque was unveiled by Mr G Bradshaw from the RSL State Executive and placed on the memorial to commemorate 31 men from the district who died in World War Two.
The West Australian (Perth), 5th September 1950.




Address:Carew & Cliff Streets, Prosser Park , Katanning, 6317
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.68777
Long: 117.556109
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:A. W. Dobbie & Co. Ltd. (Perth, W.A.)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1921
Front Inscription

Plaque :

In honour of the men & women who served Australia in time of conflict during world War II

Lest we forget

Plaque :

Erected by the Katanning Sub- Branch

Unveiled by Colonel H. B. Collett, C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.,
28th Battalion A.I.F.

14th November 1920.

Executed by A. W. Dobbie & Co. Ltd. Perth, W.A.

 Plaque :

This memorial was erected by public subscription

Unveiled ANZAC Day April 25th 1921 by General Bessell-Browne C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D..

Back Inscription

To our glorious dead

1914 - 1919

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Source: WMR, MA
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