Roebourne War Memorial

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Location Roe Street, Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The monument is located in the median strip reserve on Roe Street. The memorial is a painted white plain plinth atop a square planned monument. Four faces of the monument list names of those who served in the First World War (1914-18).

The names are alphabetical and provide a list of those who went from the Pilbara to serve. The names are under the slogan ‘For King and Country’. An asterix indicates those who “Died for the Empire”. There are 143 named individuals and another 34 are listed on one face; 17 are marked as having died. Many of the prominent families of the early colonial period are named on the monument, for example, Withnells, Meares, Fisher, Forrest, Davis, Watson, Richardson, Paterson, Mackay, McRae and others.

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Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

FOR KING AND COUNTRY

(Names)

1914
"LEST WE FORGET"
1919

Condition

Good

Names

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PORTER, William Alexander

Service number 6316
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1880

SUTTON , Clarence Edward

Service number 898
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 16 Nov 1886

MOORE, George Douglas

Service number 211
Corporal
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 3 Jan 1892

PORTER, Herbert Bishop

Service number 2765
Lance Corporal
51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1888

GREEDY, William Ernest

Service number 276
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 27 Nov 1888

MEARES, Douglas Seymour

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1887

BASSETT, Frederick William

Service number 6532
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Sep 1894

TORRENT, Andrew

Service number WX4822
Sergeant
2nd/28th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 Sep 1907

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