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06-September-2015
06-September-2015

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A monument commemorates those from the Jennacubbine District who served in World Wars One and Two.

The memorial was unveiled by the Premier of Western Australia, Mr James Mitchell on May 5th 1920. The names of the dead are inscribed on the front of the memorial which contains twenty-seven names. A banquet preceded the memorial where the revered dead were toasted with a minutes silence.
Western Mail (Perth), 20th May 1920.

Location

Address:Collins Street, Jennacubbine, 6401
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.440423
Long: 116.721442
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
Link:http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th May, 1920
Front Inscription

[ Names ]

Died for the Empire

This memorial was erected by the residents of the Jennacubbine District as a tribute to the men who rendered voluntary service to the Empire in the Great War 1914 - 1918

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Honouring those from the Jennacubbine District who served in WWII

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Capt H. V. Throssell V.C.

Second Lieutenant Hugo Throssell VC was decorated for the most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during operations on Kalakij Aghala (Hill 60) in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 29th & 30th August 1915.

Although severely wounded in several places during a counter-attack, he refused to leave his post or obtain medical assistance until all danger was passed.  After he`d had his wounds dressed he returned to the firing line until ordered out of action by a Medical Officer.  By his personal courage and example he kept up the spirits of his party, and was largely instrumental in saving the situation at a critical period.

Hugo Throssell was the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Jennacubbine Mounted Rifles and was the first Western Australian and only Light Horseman to be awarded a Victoria Cross in WW1

Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell

27 - 10 - 1884  -  13 - 11 - 1933

 

Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA,WMR
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