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25-March-2015
25-March-2015

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The memorial surmounted by the school crest in bronze, a Sphinx, and bearing at its base a sundial stands in the grounds of the Perth Modern School as a memorial to old boys of the school who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  It was erected by funds subscibed by students and ex-students of the school.

This afternoon a war memorial will be unveiled at the Perth Modern School. The cenotaph is constructed of granite from the Mahogany Creek Quarries, and Mr. C. W. Arnott was responsible for the preparation of the granite and its erection. The bronze sphinx and wreaths were executed by Mr. Marriott, of Melbourne The enlistment board is made from local timbers, the exterior framework and carving being of jarrah, while the panels, bearing the 148 names are of swamp banksia. Messrs. Sandover and Co. were responsible for the making of the board, while the carving was done by Mr. Madeley. Both the cenotaph and the enlistment board were designed by the committee's hon. architect. Mr. W. B. Hardwick, F.R.V.I.A. The ceremony will be performed by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Robert McMillan, at 3.15 pm.
Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 22 October 1922.

Location

Address:Roberts Road, Perth Modern School , Subiaco, 6008
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.944751
Long: 115.838081
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:W. B. Hardwick (architect) Mr Marriott (sphinx)
Monument Manufacturer:C. W. Arnott

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd October, 1922
Front Inscription
OLD BOYS OF THE SCHOOL WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

(Names)
Back Inscription
            FOR
KING AND EMPIRE

THEIR NAMES GRAVEN
IN MEMORIAL COLUMNS
ARE A SONG HEARD
IN THE FUTURE
Source: MA,SKP
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