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17-August-2015
17-August-2015

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Northampton War Memorial Gates were erected to commemorate the unveiling of the Northampton and Adjana Fallen Soldiers Memorial in 1934. A plaque on the gate pillar also states that the land was donated to the Northampton RSL by the late Mrs Marion Brand a pioneer of the district. 

The Northampton Suh-branch of the R.S.L recently completed the erection of ornamental gates at the entrance to the memorial grounds at that centre, and on the occasion of the recent visit of the Director of Education (Mr. J. A. Klein) opportunity was taken to have the gates officially opened. The ceremony took place on  Friday of last week in the presence of a representative gathering, members of the Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Cubs and Brownies together with a number of ex-service men forming a guard of honor on both sides of the gates.

An interesting address was delivered by Mr. Klein, who said he was extremely pleased to have the honor of declaring open such beautiful gates erected in conjunction with a memorial that was a tribute to fallen sailors and soldiers. Moreover, he was also pleased to learn that the gates had been designed by a former Northampton scholar in Mr. Marshall Clifton. The erection of the gates marked the third stage in the building of a memorial of great beauty and durability, and he hoped that the work would be continued until the park was wholly completed according to plan.
Geraldton Guardian and Express (WA),  22 August 1936.

Location

Address:Hampton Road & Essex Street, Northampton, 6535
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.347965
Long: 114.631307
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr Marshall Clifton

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 14th August, 1936
Left Side Inscription
     TO COMMEMORATE
THE UNVEILING OF THE

NORTHAMPTON AND ADJANA
   FALLEN SOLDIERS 
        MEMORIAL
              BY 
COLONEL H.B.COLLETT
   C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.,
   ON MAY 27tH 1934
Right Side Inscription

        THIS LAND 
WAS DONATED TO THE
NORTHAMPTON R.S.L.
     BY THE LATE
MRS. MARION BRAND 
         — OF —
   LYNTON STATION 
________________
A PIONEER OF THE DISTRICT

Source: MA
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