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Location War Memorial Park, Albany Highway & Manning Road, Cannington, Canning - Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A monumental arch commemorates the men from district who served in both World Wars. The arch was disassembled by local volunteers in 1956 and transferred to its present location. The move and reconstruction was overseen by local stonemason, A.H. Hicks.

The names of men killed in action during World War One are inscribed on two marble tablets mounted on either side of the arch. In addition to the original arch, the memorial includes a matching stone panel bearing the names of the men killed in World War Two and a plaque commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Remembrance Day, 11 November 1993.

"To perpetuate the memory of forty-three men from the Queen's Park district who lost their lives during the war, a monumental arch was unveiled on Monday last by the Minister for Works (Mr. W. J. George). The arch, which is of Tudor design and composed of Donnybrook stone occupies a fine site at the corner of Albany Road and George Street, immediately in front of the local town hall, and the names of the fallen soldiers are inscribed on marble tablets as insets to the supporting columns."
Western Mail (Perth ) 28th April 1921.

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Opened 25 April 1921 by His Excellency Sir Francis A Newdedgate K.C.M.G.
Inscription

1914 - 1918
Lest We Forget

1939 - 1945
(Names)

Condition

Good

Names

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BISHOP, Frederick James

Service number 1897
Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Mar 1894

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WILSON, Frederick Gladstone

Service number 7812
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1898

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WEETMAN, Ernest George

Service number 2450
Sergeant
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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ELSHAW, John William Barker

Service number 2882
Lance Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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WILSON, Peter John

Service number 2277
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1893

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LLOYD, George Thompson Alfred

Service number 1195
Private
3rd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

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EARL, Albert

Service number 989
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1890

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REEN, Cecil Felix

Service number 504
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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