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Yarloop War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One.

The Yarloop War Memorial was unveiled on ANZAC Day 1922. The memorial, a granite obelisk 20ft 6 inches high, bears a tablet on each face containing the names of those killed and those who enlisted from the district. Protruding at right angles from each tablet is a crouching lion, carved in South African white marble.

The design for the memorial was won in competition by Mr Pietro Porcelli who also carried out its construction and erection and the supervision of M.J. Ochiltree, architect for the committee. The memorial contains the names of 199 men who returned including two Victoria Cross recipients under the heading "The Brave". On another brass plate the names of the 57 who paid the supreme sacrifice are inscribed.
The West Australian  (Perth), 13th May 1922, Sunday Times, Perth, 13th September 1925.

Location

Address:Railway Parade, Yarloop, 6218
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.959421
Long: 115.89994
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:Tuesday 25th April, 1922
Front Inscription

                A.D.
         1914-1919


THE HEROIC DEAD
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
          (NAMES)

1939 -1945 WAR
         (NAMES)

    (Plaque on lion)

     Erected By The Residents Of
       YARLOOP & DISTRICTS
To The Memory Of Those Who Paid
 "THE SUPREME SACRIFICE"
 & THEIR COMRADES in the GREAT WAR of
               1914-1919

Unveiled on Anzac Day, April 25th 1922 by
Lieut. Colonel Manning D.S.O., O.B.E.

 

Source: WMR, MA
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