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2013 (J Ebinesan : Birtwistle Local Studies Library photo collection)
2013 (J Ebinesan : Birtwistle Local Studies Library photo collection)

Photographs supplied by J Ebinesan / William Jack Hart (Birtwistle Local Studies Library photo collection, City of Armadale)

A monument commemorates those from Kelmscott, Roleystone and Karragullen who enlisted and served in World War One and lists the names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two. 

An "Australia Remembers " plaque is affixed to the back of the monument commemorating those who served in World War Two as well as a plaque commemorating those who served in South East Asian conflicts.

The memorial obelisk was originally erected as a result of the combined efforts of the residents of Kelmscott, Karragullen and Roleystone to commemorate the part played by the men who had enlisted from those districts. The ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone was performed by Major-General Talbot Hobbs on the 21st May 1921.
Western Mail (Perth), 26th May 1921


Address:River Road & Orlando Street, Rushton Park , Kelmscott, 6111
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.120288
Long: 116.020358
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th May, 1921
Front Inscription

1914 Lest We Forget 1919  
A Record of those from Kelmscott, Roleystone & Karragullen
Who volunteered and served in the Great War for the Liberty of the World

This Memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Sir Francis Newdegate, K.C.M.G. Governor of Western Australia on 29th May,1921

(Lower Plaque)

This stone was laid by MAJOR-GENERAL TALBOT HOBBS K.C.B., K.C.M.G.,V.D, On 21st May, 1921

Left Side Inscription


Back Inscription

Killed In Action 1939-45


Right Side Inscription


Source: MA,SKP, WMR
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