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The monument commemorates Edwin Begley, an Australian buried in England, to commemorate his service and sacrifice in World War One.

Edwin Begley was Australian by nationality, but died and was buried in England in 1917. The memorial gives public recognition to his service during World War One.  During the war the British Government recruited experienced wood joiners from Australia to work on the construction of the Sopwith Camel aircraft in England. Edwin Begley volunteered for duty and was accepted. He travelled to England by troop ship where he worked in the Kingston on Thames Sopwith Aircraft Factory.

Begley died in England on 6 August 1917 of illnesses associated with one of the wartime epidemics that swept England at that time. He was buried at Kingston on Thames cemetery. His grave in England is still retained with a headstone that recognises him as being from Perth, Western Australia.


Address:Railway Parade, Cemetery Anglican KA 344, Karrakatta, 6010
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.967751
Long: 115.80154
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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