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09-August-2017
09-August-2017

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The Cuballing War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those from Cuballing and Yornaning who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.   It now commemorates those who have served in all the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved..

In 1921, the War Memorial, standing 20 feet high and constructed of blue granite, was unveiled by Dr D.W.H Mackie of Narrogin. Over 300 people travelled on a train from Narrogin to attend the ceremony.

After the death of his son at Gallipoli in 1915, Mr Frank Turner a local businessman proposed the erection of a granite monument in honour of those who went to the front. Mr Turner was appointed Chairman of the Memorial Committee which in April 1917 decided to build a memorial of " commanding size which was extremely solid in it's construction."
Albany Advertiser, 7th May 1931.

Despite unfavourable weather a very large crowd of town and district residents, including about 300 from Narrogin, who had availed themselves of the special train run by the committee, assembled at Cuballing on Sunday afternoon last in order to participate in the ceremony of unveiling a monument, which had been erected to the memory ot those lads who volunteered for service in the great war. Among the visitors were the Hon. J. A. Greig, M.L.C., Mr. E. B. Johnston, M.L.A., and Dr. D. W. H. Mackie, of Narrogin, the latter having been asked at the last moment to perform the unveiling ceremony, consequent on the inability of Sir James Mitchell to attend for this purpose, owing to great pressure of public business in Perth.
Wickepin Argus (WA),  19 November 1921.

 

Location

Address:Cuballing West Road, Memorial Park, Cuballing, 6311
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.819221
Long: 117.178729
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th November, 1921
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget 

Those who offered their lives from Cuballing and Yornaning during the Great War 1914 to 1918

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

Lest We Forget 

Those who offered their lives from Cuballing and Yornaning during the Great War

1914 to 1918

[ Names ]

Plaque :

Cuballing enlistments 1939 to 1945

[ Names ]

Plaque :

In remembrance of those who served and those who sacrificed in all conflicts

Right Side Inscription

Lest We Forget 

Those who offered their lives from Cuballing and Yornaning during the Great War

1914 to 1918

[ Names ]

Source: MA,WMR,HWA
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