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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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ALLISON, Richard Eric

Service number 877
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1893

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ABBOTT, Harold Henry

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

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CARSE, Arthur Edward

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

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TEAGUE, Harold Oscar

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

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RAMSDEN, Albert Edward

Service number 6366
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

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GEDDES, Cyril Arthur

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Sep 1888

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TUCKETT, Lewis

Service number 9
Captain
4th Divisional Signal Company
AIF WW1
Born 1 Apr 1879

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TUCKETT, Francis Curtis

Service number 10854
Saddler
3rd Divisional Signal Company
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jul 1899

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