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Cemetery Details

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

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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KEPPEL, Tennant John

Service number 2190
48th Infantry Battalion
Born 1894

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GARDNER, Victor Murray

Service number W17032
Australian Army Canteen Service
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 10 Oct 1897

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KISSANE, Kathleen Joyce

Service number 113235
Born 13 Jan 1926

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ROOST, Christopher William

Service number 5715153
4th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 26 Apr 1946

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BARBLETT, Percival James

Service number 5329
4th Field Ambulance
Born 9 Jun 1894

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HAINING, Harold Roy

Service number W17288
Born 13 Jan 1886

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Service number 1979
Lance Corporal
1st Pioneer Battalion
Born May 1891

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PHILLIPS, O'Brian Cedric Ignatious

Service number R56859
Petty Officer Aircrewman
RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam
Royal Australian Navy
Born 18 Jun 1936