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10-March-2016
10-March-2016
Photographs supplied by Lara Lynch

A wooden honour roll commemorates those from the Swan Boys Orphanage who served in World War One.  The Swanleigh site was formerly a Hostel for Country Children (1960 – 2010) and as an Orphanage (1876 – 1959). 

The board was carved in the 1920’s by Mr Malraisen who was a member of staff at the Swan Boys Orphanage, with the assistance of boys who were learning woodwork under his tutelage as a memorial to orphanage residents that enlisted and went to the First World War,

There are 127 names on the board with 12 boys marked as having died in service.  During research it has been discovered that 20 boys actually died overseas in service.  Six boys enlisted but were discharged before active service.  One boy was found to have served but has not been listed and 2 boys served in World Wars One and Two..

Boys who died but are not marked as such : -

Barrett, Joseph

Cameron, John

Grubnau, Michael

Lawson, Frederick

MacKenzie, James

Porter, George

Gent, Victor

Kannan, Alfred

 

Boy who served  but is not listed : -

Kannan, Alfred

Boys who served in both World Wars : -

Humberstone, Henry

Foster, John

 

Location

Address:58 Yule Avenue, Swanleigh, Middle Swan, 6056
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.860701
Long: 116.006212
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr Malraisen

Dedication

Front Inscription

1914 . 1918

For King and Empire

[ Names ]

Source: MA
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