www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Narrogin War MemorialPrint Page Print this page

12-October-2014
12-October-2014

Photographs supplied by Bryan Hardy

The Narrogin War Memorial is a pavilion with neo-classic pillars and tile roof with paved walkway on the eastern approach.  A monument stands in the centre of the pavilion with three sides having honour rolls which commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two.

The plaque those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two was added to the south side of the plinth in 1953.

It was completed at a cost of £325.00. The brass name plates of men who had served in World War One were attached with screws to two large jarrah tablets, which were covered with plate glass and attached one each side of the entrance at the eastern end of the pavilion. The name plates were designed so that in the future they could be rearranged or added to, as in 1923 the authorities were still unsure if all names had been collected. 

The first Anzac Day ceremony at  Narrogin was held in 1922, when the foundation stone of the Memorial Pavilion was laid by Lt. Colonel Olden of the 10th Light Horse as part of a full agenda.
Sunday Times (Perth) 7th May 1922.

On the 22nd March 1950, the RSL made an appeal for funds to carry out improvements to the memorial and to make provision for the names of the 35 servicemen and 1 servicewoman who fell in World War Two. The appeal was launched at a grand community concert on Anzac Day 1950.
The West Australian (Perth), 23rd March 1950.

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Address:Williams Road, Narrogin, 6312
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.934196
Long: 117.175075
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:George Lavater (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:Hugh Marsh (builder)
Link:http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1923
Front Inscription

The Great War

1914 - 1918

Roll of Honour

[ Names ]

God save the King

Back Inscription

Honour Roll
World War II
1939 - 45

To commemorate, honour and have in perpetuate remembrance those from Narrogin and Disticts who died on active service

[ Names ]

Battle honours

Cyrenaica  El Alamein
Greece       New Guinea
Crete          South West Pacific
Tobruk        Borneo
Syria           Kokoda Trail

On mien seas and over Europe

Source: MA,WMR,HWA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design