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Cemetery Details

Location Railway Road, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Co‑ordinates S31.968332, E115.796816
Description

Karrakatta Cemetery, sprawling over 98 hectares of land, is Western Australia’s largest cemetery.

This cemetery is centrally located just 7 kilometres west of Perth city centre and is easily accessible by car or train in the suburb of Karrakatta, in Perth, WA.

It was first opened for burials in 1899, with Robert Creighton.

It contains the graves of:-
- 106 Commonwealth service personnel of WW I
- 141 Commonwelath service personnel of WW II
-  besides a Dutch naval sailor of the latter war, divided between the cemetery's
   various denominational plots.

In addition, the CWGC has a memorial to 15 Australian service personnel:
- 2 sailors, 9 soldiers, 4 airmen - who died in WW II and were cremated at Karrakatta Crematorium.

There are also ten Victoria Cross recipients who are interred in Karrakatta.

There is a MEMORIAL WALL commemorating the Noongar and other Aboriginal servicemen killed in conflict and buried overseas during World Wars I and II.

The memorial wall was unveiled in January 2012 and is located in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Keeping Place at Karrakatta Cemetery.

The Keeping Place is a purpose-designed building holding the skeletal remains of Aboriginal people previously stored in museums around the State and the country.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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SHAW, Keith Charles

Service number 55358
Private
Born 8 Jun 1947

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D'ANTOINE, Gordon Henry

Service number 54865
Private
Born 5 Mar 1946

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PUNCH, Percy

Service number 22433
Driver
7th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1893

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CARTER, Lionel Lewin

Service number OFFICER
Captain
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Oct 1890

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ABBOTT, John Joseph

Service number 906
Sapper
3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
AIF WW1
Born 24 Aug 1877

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THROSSELL, Hugo Vivian Hope

Service number OFFICER
Captain
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 27 Oct 1884

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SIBBRITT, Thomas Huxley

Service number W68008
Private
Born 14 Sep 1897

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POTTS, Arnold William

Service number WX1574
Brigadier
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 16 Sep 1896