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Gates erected by the Municipality of Guildford commemorate the gunners and cavalrymen who trained at Guildford Camp during World War One.
Veterans of the Artillery and Light Horse from Western Australia who served in the Great War celebrate the third anniversary of Gunners' Day at Guildford tomorrow, when a pair of gates dedicated to the memory of gunners and cavalrymen who trained at Guildford Camp will be opened by Brigadier-General Bessell-Browne. The gates were erected by the Municipality of Guildford on the western side of Stirling-square and bear a commemorative tablet
The Daily News (Perth), 13th August 1932.
"Gunners Day" had its original inception in 1929 and commemorated ex-gunners and Lighthorsemen of Western Australian who trained at Guildford during World War One. The day featured a parade which marched to St Matthew`s Church, Guildford where a memorial service was conducted. The parade is still held annually.
|Address:||Meadow Street, Stirling Square, Guildford, 6055|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.898713|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 14th August, 1932|
To commemorate the raising and training at Guildford of the 10th Light Horse Reg., 8th Battery of A.I.F. Artillery Units. 1914 - 1918.
Unveiled by Brig. Gen. A. J. Bessell-Browne C.B., C. M. G., D.S.O, V.D. on the 14th Aug. 1932.