Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A. Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

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

Address:  Railway Road, Karrakatta, Western Australia.

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


Currently managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, the cemetery
attracts more than one million visitors each year.

Cypress trees are located near the main entrance and are a hallmark of
Karrakatta Cemetery, these trees are on both sides of the main driveway off
Railway Road and preside over beautiful garden areas in the historic heart
of the cemetery.

The cemetery contains a crematorium, and in 1995 Western Australia's first
mausoleium opened at the site.

The entrance (known as the Waiting House) includes a structure designed
by George Temple Poole.


Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  11/11/2014.  Lest we forget.



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BUTTERLEY, Ellen Ebert

Service number Nurse
Staff Nurse
Sea Transport Staff
Born 20 Jan 1886

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HAMERSLEY, Frederick George

Service number 54828
Warrant Officer Class 2
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Australian Army
Born 20 Jul 1929

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BOWLER, Wilfred Crossley

Service number W243131
War Records Section
Born 31 Jan 1899

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BELL, Alec Ernest James

Service number 5714453
7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)
Australian Army
Born 28 Mar 1946

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

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PUNCH, Percy

Service number 22433
7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born Jun 1893

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TILNEY, Leslie Edward

Service number Officer
Lieutenant Colonel
Born 3 Mar 1870

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MARTIN, James Thomas

Service number 8573696
2nd Combat Engineer Regiment
Australian Army
Born 1 Jun 1991