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.