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
Description

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
country

 

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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RILEY, Wayne Maurice

Service number 5411599
Private
6th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
Australian Army
Born 21 May 1947

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BENNETT, Edward Montague

Service number 1213
Sergeant
Divisional Artillery HQ
AIF WW1
Born 11 May 1896

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LEE, D'Arcy George

Service number 5041
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Mar 1898

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WOOLTORTON, Harold Samuel

Service number 184
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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WILSON, Horace Cowley Gravenall

Service number 28743
Gunner
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1878

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SLEE, Charles Edward

Service number 3912
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 May 1893

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WATTS, Eliza Ann

Service number Nurse
Staff Nurse
Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Army Nursing Service
Born 30 Apr 1874

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MASON, John

Service number 1254
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 31 Oct 1881