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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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UPSON, Leonard David

Service number 2257
4th Motor Transport Company
Born 9 Nov 1897

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GORDON, James Heather

Service number WX2437
2nd/31st Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Mar 1907

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AXFORD, Thomas Leslie

Service number W18283
Headquarters Staff
Born 18 Jun 1894

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WATERMAN, William Cromwell Outrid

Service number 4022
16th Infantry Battalion
Born 1896

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LEE, D'Arcy George

Service number W27447
Born 6 Mar 1898

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HENRY, John Alexander

Service number 1284
32nd Infantry Battalion
Born 9 Feb 1894

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DIMELOW, William Bruce

Service number 408980
Pilot Officer
No. 14 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 11 May 1918

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WILKINS, Edgar Ernest

Service number 29259
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Pearce
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 15 Oct 1900