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A 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.

The memorial was unveiled on the 22nd October 1922 by His Excellency, the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Robert McMillan. The cenotaph is constructed from granite from the Mahogany Creek quarries and Mr C. W. Arnott was responsible for its erection. The bronze sphinx & wreaths were executed by Mr Marriott from Melbourne. The cenotaph was designed by Mr W. B. Hardwick F.R.V.I.A.


Address:Roberts Road, Perth Modern School , Subiaco, 6008
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.944751
Long: 115.838081
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd October, 1922
Source: MA,SKP
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