West Leederville War Memorial

Details

Location Cambridge Street, West Leederville, Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The memorial is a granite obelisk mounted on a concrete base, rock faced granite plinth with stone sentinel lions placed at each corner of the plinth and facing outwards. Beneath the lions, cartouches contain the names of the great battlefronts. Marble memorial name plaques have been affixed to the sides of the obelisk.

Built Designed by Pietro Giacomo Porcelli
Opened 25 May 1924 by His Excellency Sir Francis Newdegate K.C.M.G.
Inscription

Erected by the residents of Leederville to the sacred memory of the heroes who enlisted from this District and fell in the war 1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

(Gazebo Mozaic)
I Vow to Thee, My Country
I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Cecil Spring-Rice, February 1918

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

ION, John Parr

Service number 427833
Flight Sergeant
No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 21 Jul 1924

MARQUIS, Clarence George

Service number 6294
Private
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 20 Sep 1896

SIMCOCK, David John

Service number 951
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jul 1883

STRANGER, Arthur Thomas

Service number 165A
Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Jun 1895

CHAPPELL, Alfred Hart

Service number 3031
Private
51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1894

TOLANO, Phil

Service number 4922
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

STRANGER, Thomas James

Service number 872
Sergeant
5th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Coy
AIF WW1
Born 1864

CAPORN, Percy Leonard

Service number 2647
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Apr 1898

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