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Location Blackwood Road, Muradup, Kojonup - Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Brick monument with white marble inserts engraved with names in black

Muradup is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia located between Kojonup and Boyup Brook. The town is situated along the Balgarup River.

The War Memorial located on the Donnybrook road is believed to be the oldest one in Western Australia, commemorates those from the Muradup Football and Cricket Clubs who served in World War One, World War Two, the Malayan Emergency and the Borneo Confrontation. The monument was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who enlisted in World War One and is maintained by the locals.

Not only Muradup people are listed but some from Jingalup and Kojonup, who were also associated with the Cricket Club, are also remembered.

The Memorial was erected by the Muradup Football and Cricket Club in 1916. The building of the memorial was confirmed in January 1916 at a meeting of the Muradup Cricket Club. The idea was that the memorial contain all the names of the cricket and football club members who had left for the Front for active service, which at the time of the meeting numbered 17.

When the memorial was unveiled in September 1916, by Mr F J Blood, the names were listed on one marble tablet, leaving the other 3 sides free to eventually contain the names of men in the future. The initial tablet already contained the names of men who had died.
The names of those who lost their lives during the wars were listed on two panels. The front panel commemorates those who died in WWI and the side panels commemorates those who died in WWII.

Photos courtesy of “Off The Beaten Track”

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 27 September 1916
Inscription

Erected By The Muradup Cricket
& Football Club, In Honour Of The
Following Members Who Have
Volunteered For Active Service

[ Names ]

1916.

Muradup War Memorial

First unveiled on 20 September 1916, this memorial
was erected by the community of Muradup to honour
those who enlisted for service in the 1914 - 18 war.
After refurbishing, it was re-dedicated on 25 April 2005
to honour those residents who enlisted and served in
subsequent conflicts.

Erected By The Muradup Cricket
& Football Club, In Honour Of The
Following Members Who Have
Volunteered For Active Service

[ Names ]

World War II

[ Names ]

Erected By The Muradup Cricket
& Football Club, In Honour Of The
Following Members Who Have
Volunteered For Active Service

[ Names ]

Condition

Good

Names

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LARSEN, Cecil George

Service number 3940
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jun 1896

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TREASURE, Levi Elworthy

Service number 204
Private
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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