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Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the seventy railway workers who enlisted from the workshops and died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The names of more than twenty-five men who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two were added to the monument at a later date. 

The Midland Railway Workshop Memorial was erected through voluntary contributions from the staff assisted by the goodwill and co-operation of the Commissioner of Railways and management. The figure on the memorial was sculpted by Pietro Porcelli and the bronze casting was executed in Italy. The memorial was unveiled on the 20th December 1925 by the Governor of Western Australia, Sir William Campion and the stone was dedicated by the Archbishop of Perth.
The Daily News (Perth), 18th December 1925, Sunday Times (Perth), 27th December 1925


Address:Yelverton Drive, Former Midland Railway Workshops , Midland, 6056
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.893566
Long: 116.004056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Pietro Porcelli


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th December, 1925
Front Inscription

In Enduring Commemoration
                 Of The
Loyalty Devotion And Sacrifice
Workshop Comrades Who Fell
                In The
             Great War  
           1914 - 1918

These Our Glorious Dead
Erected By Their Fellow Employees

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

World War II  1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

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