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HMS Queen Elizabeth Shells were presented to Kings Park by the Admiral of the British Fleet, Admiral Beatty in 1921. The shell was mounted and housed in a suitable memorial pavillion. The HMS Queen Elizabeth helped to cover the operations of the Australian Imperial Forces at Gallipoli in 1915.
The Memorial Shell erected in honour of fallen sailors and soldiers was officially unveiled at the entrance to the park by General Sir J Talbot Hobbs K.C.B., K.C.M.G. on the 7th August 1921. The date was chosen by the Kings Park Board as the nearest Sunday to the anniversary of the declaration of war (August 4th 1914) by Britain upon Germany.
The Daily News (Perth), 5th August 1921, The Daily News (Perth), 8th August 1921.
|Address:||Fraser Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 7th August, 1921|
Shells from H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
Presented August 1920. to King`s Park, Perth by Earl Beatty, Admiral of the British Grand Fleet 1916 - 1919