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03-September-2016 (Erich Nussbaumer)
03-September-2016 (Erich Nussbaumer)

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A monument commemorates five aboriginal brothers who fought in World War Two. 

At the onset of the World War One and Two it was known that both white and indigenous men in Western Australia`s northern pastoral regions put to down their tools and enlisted. Five indigenous brothers who grew up in the Whim Creek area in the Pilbara did just that. The men lived and worked around several Pilbara pastoral stations including Mallina, Munda and Sherlock. 

Arnold and Edgar Lockyer enlisted into the Royal Australian Air Force. Elbert, Elliot and Eric Lockyer enlisted into the Australian Army. Arnold Lockyer, the flight sergeant was just 30 years-old when the plane he was in was shot down over Indonesia. He parachuted out of his plane but was captured by the Japanese.

Only three of the five brothers returned home to Western Australia.

Location

Address:North West Coastal Highway, Whim Creek, 6718
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.839502
Long: 117.836296
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st April, 2006
Front Inscription

Plaque:
           80471
ARNOLD A LOCKYER
FLIGHT SERGEANT RAAF
DIED 21. 8. 1945  AGED 30

BURIED AMBON WAR CEMETERY
SERVED OUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE & HONOUR

R.I.P.


Plaque:
          WX34529
ELLIOTT "MANNY"  LOCKYER
2nd 24th AUST INF BATT 
SERVED NEW GUINEA TARAKAN 
14.1. 1920 ~ 24.6. 1995

A PROUD SOLDIER WHO SERVED  OUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE & HONOUR
R.I.P.

Plaque:
           A5439
EDGAR SAMUEL LOCKYER
CORPORAL SERVED BORNEO
  21.4. 1914 ~ 9.10. 1964  


A PROUD SOLDIER WHO SERVED  OUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE & HONOUR
R.I.P.

Plaque:
     WX 32707
ALBERT EDWARD LOCKYER
PRVT 44TH AUST INF BATT
11.5. 1917 ~ 28.3.1991


A PROUD SOLDIER WHO SERVED  OUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE & HONOUR
R.I.P.

Plaque:
       WX40624
ERIC "NIN"  LOCKYER
PRVT 2nd 24tH BATT
K.I.A. 16.5.1945  AGED 21

BURIED LABUAN WAR CEMETERY
A PROUD SOLDIER WHO SERVED  OUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE & HONOUR
R.I.P.

Source: MA
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