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Netherlands Ex Servicemen Memorial
Netherlands Ex Servicemen Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Monument commemorates Netherlands servicemen and women who lost their lives during World War Two. A plaque on the monument also commemorates the close ties forged by the Royal Netherlands Navy and the people of Western Australia during the Second World War.

Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN) ships and submarines operated out of Fremantle during World War Two and, together with British submarines, were responsible for approximately 2% of all enemy shipping lost to submarines. The Dutch Merchant Navy was a main supply line for Australia and Allied Troops during the crucial years 1942-1943. The Dutch submarine K12 made a number of secret patrols from Fremantle.

Location

Address:High Street, Monument Hill Memorial Reserve , Fremantle, 6160
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.0525
Long: 115.756667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1991
Front Inscription

(TOP PLAQUE)
KONINKLIJKE MARINE
TO COMMEMORATE THE CLOSE TIES FORGED BETWEEN THE PEOPLE
OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE
ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY DURING WORLD WAR 11
DONATED & ERECTED BY NETHERLANDS EX-SERVICEMEN`S ASSOCIATION -1991

(LOWER PLAQUE)
LEST WE FORGET

1940               1945
IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE SO THAT WE
MIGHT LIVE

 

Source: MA
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