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18-August-2013 (Bryan Hardy)
18-August-2013 (Bryan Hardy)

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster / Bryan Hardy

The monument was originally erected to commemorate the men and women of Claremont who served in World War One.  It now also commemorates those who served in World War Two, Malaya, the Korean War, Borneo and the Vietnam War.

The monument is built from Donnybrook stone with marble inserts on a rough cut granite foundation. This is set on a cruciform concrete base and is designed like a miniature Gothic church, the central spire and flying buttresses are topped with trefoil finials.

The contract for the memorial which was erected in honour of the men and women of the Claremont district who had voluntarily enlisted in the Great War was signed on behalf of the Memorial Committee and the foundation stone laid by General Sir Talbot Hobbs on the 24th September 1922.
Sunday Times (Perth) 24th September 1922.

The memorial was dedicated by the Chaplain-General, Archbishop Riley and unveiled by the Governor, Sir Francis Newdegate on the 25th March 1923.
The West Australian (Perth), 26th March 1923


Address:308 Stirling Highway, Claremont, 6010
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.983168
Long: 115.781647
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Designer:Wales & Gillies


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th March, 1923
Front Inscription
In honour of the men and women of the District of Claremont who volunteered for service
Left Side Inscription
Erected by the residents of the District of Claremont
Back Inscription

The Great War
1914 - 1919

The World War
1939 - 1945

1948 - 1960

1950 - 1953

1962 - 1966

1962 - 1972

"Land of our birth, our faith, our pride.
For whose dear sake, our fathers died.
O Motherland, we pledge to thee,
Head. heart and hand, through the years to be."

This stone was laid on Sunday 24th September 1922


Right Side Inscription

"In Memoriam"

The heroic dead

"Our life is but a little holding, lent to do a mighty labour;
We are one with heaven and the stars when it is spent to serve God`s aim;
Else we die with the sun."

Inscription in Proximity

To celebrate the refurbishment of this war memorial and surrounds to honour those who made the supreme sacrifice

This plaque was unveiled on 11 November 2007 by His Worship the Mayor Peter Olson, JP

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,WMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au