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07-August-2017
07-August-2017

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The Greenbushes War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One. The memorial contains a series of plaques listing the names of those from the district who served and died in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

The memorial was erected at a cost of £350 and unveiled by the Prime Minister, Mr William Morris Hughes, on the 22nd August 1922.

There was quite a nice gathering at Greenbushes on Saturday last, when Miss Bertha Lindsay, daughter of the chairman of the Greenbushes Road Board, laid the foundation stone of the soldiers memorial to be erected on the bowling green site and facing the main street. The chairman of the memorial committee (Ald. J. Lindsay), Revs. F. F. Riley and T. Hurst, and Mr. J. R. Butler (State secretary of the R.S.L.), addressed the gathering. The honorary secretary of the committee (Mr. D. H. Gibbney) read a financial statement showing that the estimated cost of the memorial when completed was a little over £300, and of this amount £284 was in hand. Mr. Gordon Holdsworth is now proceeding with the erection of the memorial, and it is hoped to have the unveiling ceremony on Anzac Day, when his Excellency the Governor will be invited to be present and unveil the memorial.
South Western Times (Bunbury, WA), 10 December 1921.

Location

Address:Blackwood Road, Thompson Park, Greenbushes, 6254
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.850328
Long: 116.059838
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 22nd August, 1922
Front Inscription

World War One
[ Names ]
World War Two
[Names] 

This Memorial
Was Unveiled In 1922
   By
The Hon. W. M. Hughes,
Prime Minister of Australia.

Source: MA,WMR
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