Netherlands Ex-Servicemen`s Association of Australia MonumentPrint Page
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.
|Address:||High Street, Monument Hill Memorial Reserve , Fremantle, 6160|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.0525|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1991|
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
LEST WE FORGET
IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE SO THAT WE