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29-January-2016 (Father Ted Doncaster)
29-January-2016 (Father Ted Doncaster)

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The monument commemorates the men who enlisted from Rathmines and served in World War One. The Church of England gave the land for the monument.  It is a white painted concrete cross, mounted on a double octagonal base with three marble tablets. Affixed to three of the faces and bearing inscriptions are the names of men who enlisted from Rathmines in World War One.

The foundation stone for the memorial was laid by General Sir William Birdwood on the 2nd January 1920. The memorial was unveiled by Councillor T.W. Paisley on the 12th December 1920 in front of a crowd of about four and five hundred people. In unveiling the memorial, Councillor Paisley asked the people to remember :-
"Through many a day of darkness, through many a scene of strife, these faithful men fought bravely, to guard our Nation's life."
The Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express (WA),
17th December 1920. 




Address:Austral Parade & Shenton Street, Bunbury, 6230
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.331671
Long: 115.661615
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Eales & Cohen


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 2nd January, 1920
Front Inscription

The Great War

1914 - 1919

To the noble dead.

Honour the brave.

This stone was laid by General Sir William R. Birdwood G.C.M.G.  K.C.B. K.C.S.I. C.J.E.  D.S.O.  A.D.C.  Bart.

2 January 1920.

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA,WMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au