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Location Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, Nedlands - Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial

'The Rock' as it is commonly known is a memorial dedicated to members of the Special Air Service Regiment who lost their lives whilst in service. The sand coloured granite stone has a sheared face with a bronze plaque attached. It sits within a dedicated Memorial Garden at Campbell Barracks.

It is thought that RSM Blue Mulby was responsible for carrying forward the initial idea.

Originally The Rock was positioned adjacent to HQ SASR.

It has now been repositioned as a centrepiece in the established Memorial Garden . It is here that ceremonies, such as The Dawn Service on ANZAC Day, are held. Family members of deceased, in-service members have access to the Garden.Plinths, showing the soldier's service on a plaque, are part of The Garden.

Additionally, a mausoleum wall has been made a part of The Garden. The ashes of departed members may be interred there.

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In Memorium



After The Rock

At The House,
In this new dawn light.
At the end of this bar,
Together and warmed again
Like the end of every-other, same, dark night.

In our own thoughts of
The needing
Succeeding, of our being.
In the knowledge of pain..
With our giving of comfort, to only us,
We Warriors..
With the humour of the insane.

We remember them.
Those of us today not here.
Those younger and older.
Some scattered, some serving,
In places.
Of places and names others can never hear.

Our friendship and ability is how others judge,
Our life.
With success we have shared my friends.

Remember this,
And you and them,
Through all of your good years.

"Lest We Forget"


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FISHER, David John Elkington

Service number 2787344
Born 4 Jun 1946

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COPEMAN, Russell James

Service number 215989
3rd Special Air Service Squadron
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 24 Jan 1947

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DIDDAMS, Blaine Flower

Service number 8239384
Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 16 Dec 1971

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PORTER, Joshua Nathan Noel

Service number 2818220
Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 29 Dec 1977

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MILLER, Ewan Mosman

Service number 2244126
3rd Special Air Service Squadron
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 17 Aug 1948

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O'SHEA, Geoffrey

Service number 18490
Born 18 Nov 1946

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HARRIS, Ronald Arthur

Service number 5410968
Born 14 Apr 1942

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HUDSON, Kenneth Ambrose

Service number 14172
2nd Special Air Service Squadron
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 7 Jul 1936

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