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Location Memorial Park, Harvey Street & Albany Highway, Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Cross

This is the cross memorial that replaced Petro Porcelli’s ‘Digger’ in 1965
“One of the first WWI Memorials built, the statue of a ‘Digger’ built by Pietro Porcellie was unveiled in 1917 in Memorial Gardens, Albany Road. The statue was removed in 1957 due to deterioration and vandalism and replaced with a simple cross in 1965” (Town of Victoria Park, 2016 ‘Town of Victoria Park Local History Collection Timeline, 3rd edn, Victoria Park, p. 26).

The original War Memorial was unveiled on 4 Aug 1917 on the corner of Albany Highway and Harvey Street, Victoria Park. Vandalised several times between 1920 and 1957, in 1957 it was replaced with a simple stone cross.

The tablets containing the names of those who had served were removed and given to the Victoria Park RSL. This sub branch went into remission for a time, and the tablets were transferred to the Canning Districts RSL. At the time they were photographed, the panels were set on the lawn of the Canning and Districts RSL.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 4 August 1917
Inscription

In remembrance of Victoria Park citizens who gave their lives in the cause of freedom

1914 - 1918 - 1939 - 1945

"We will remember them"

Back Inscription
In remembrance of residents from the town of Victoria Park who gave their lives during the Korean and Vietnam War

1950 - 53 - 1962 - 75

"We will remember them"

Condition

Good

Names

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ANDERSON, William Fleming

Service number 101
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1881

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CARSE, Arthur Edward

Service number 739
Lieutenant
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Dec 1892

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RAMSDEN, Wilfred Harold

Service number 6504
Corporal
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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TUCKETT, Francis John

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
3rd Divisional Signal Company
AIF WW1
Born 1 Mar 1875

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RIEUSSET, William Francis

Service number 295
Sergeant
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Dec 1889

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CHISNALL, William

Service number 9993
Private

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KILBURN, Wilfrid

Service number 2697
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Sep 1881

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FARDELL, George

Service number 986
Farrier Sergeant
4th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 30 Mar 1876

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