Sons of Fremantle Print Page
Plaque commemorates those sons of Fremantle and surrounding districts who died as a result of the Great War.
The original design of the Fremantle War Memorial was to include an internal stairway and marble tablets to hold the names of those from Fremantle and surrounding districts who died as a result of the Great War. The design of the war memorial was scaled down due to construction costs. The plaque`s text was originally written by Dr James Sykes Battye. The text was written for inclusion into a time capsule buried at the monument. During a pre-restoration inspection of the memorial, Fremantle fire brigade members went inside the structure, found the capsule, and its contents were copied before replacing them within the memorial.
|Address:||High & Swanbourne Streets, War Memorial , Monument Hill Memorial Reserve, Fremantle, 6160|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.052561|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 11th November, 2010|
SONS OF FREMANTLE
" THE MEMORIAL IS THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN OBJECT THAT WILL MEET THE EYES OF TRAVELLERS COMING FROM THE WESTWARD AND IT WILL SERVE ... FOR ALL TIME AS A DIGNIFIED, SILENT, AND REVERENT REMINDER OF THE STRESS AND STRAIN THROUGH WHICH THE PEOPLE OF THE EMPIRE WERE CALLED UPON TO PASS, AS WELL AS A STANDING MEMORIAL TO THE SONS OF FREMANTLE AND ITS DISTRICTS WHO GAVE ALL THEY HAD, EVEN TO LIFE ITSELF, IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY ."
LEST WE FORGET
UNVEILED BY THE MAYOR OF FREMANTLE, DR.BRAD PETTITT NOV.11.2010