Jennacubbine War Memorial


Location Collins Street, Off Tyndall Road, Jennacubbine, Goomalling - Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial

Grey granite obelisk

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 5 May 1920 by Premier of Western Australia, Mr James Mitchell

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Died for the Empire

This memorial was erected by the residents of the Jennacubbine District as a tribute to the men who rendered voluntary service to the Empire in the Great War 1914 - 1918

Left Side Inscription
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Honouring those from the Jennacubbine District who served in WWII

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Back Inscription
Capt H. V. Throssell V.C.

Second Lieutenant Hugo Throssell VC was decorated for the most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during operations on Kalakij Aghala (Hill 60) in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 29th & 30th August 1915.

Although severely wounded in several places during a counter-attack, he refused to leave his post or obtain medical assistance until all danger was passed. After he`d had his wounds dressed he returned to the firing line until ordered out of action by a Medical Officer. By his personal courage and example he kept up the spirits of his party, and was largely instrumental in saving the situation at a critical period.

Hugo Throssell was the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Jennacubbine Mounted Rifles and was the first Western Australian and only Light Horseman to be awarded a Victoria Cross in WW1

Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell

27 - 10 - 1884 - 13 - 11 - 1933




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MEGAW, James

Service number 599
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born 1883

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