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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ALLPIKE, Henry James

Service number 988
Born 1875

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KRAIG , Herbert James

Service number 2126
9th Light Horse Regiment
Born 5 Jun 1891

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Service number 2862
51st Infantry Battalion
Born 13 Apr 1892

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LOUCH, Thomas Steane

Service number W9345
Lieutenant Colonel
2nd/11th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 30 Mar 1894

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YEATES, Jack Leonard

Service number WX9003
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 Feb 1905

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SHELLABEAR, Samuel Albert

Service number 1879
Second Lieutenant
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born 7 Dec 1894

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VAN RIJSEWIJK, Paul Richard Peter

Service number 5715180
Lance Corporal
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 28 Nov 1946

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KAY, Reginald Joseph

Service number W61705
Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 26 Apr 1896