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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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ABBOTT, Harold Henry

Service number 1138
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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OATES, Clifford Nicholas

Service number 1025
Lance Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Oct 1893

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FITZPATRICK, Walter Vincent

Service number 2861
Second Lieutenant
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Mar 1887

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GODDARD, Arthur Coombs

Service number 1816
Gunner
3rd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 5 Oct 1894

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RAMSDEN, Wilfred Harold

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

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TEAGUE, Harold Oscar

Service number OFFICER
Captain
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Oct 1877

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KILBURN, Wilfred

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

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PLANT, Frederick Thorneycroft

Service number W1112
Private
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 20 Dec 1894

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