Mount Barker (WA) War Memorial

Details

Location Centennary Park, Memorial Road, Mount Barker, Plantagenet Shire - Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Grey granite column

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 13 March 1965
Inscription

Front Inscription
1914 - 1918

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription
While we remember with great respect and humility the sacrifices made by servicemen and women in war, we also pay homage to those who remained at home to keep the families together, the businesses functioning and the farms producing as best as they could.

Families, friends and the Plantagenet community suffered greatly through lives lost, but they also showed great courage, resilience and ingenuity in maintaing normalcy in everyday life.

Many groups, including schoolchildren worked tirelessly to raise funds to provide comfort to the troops, putting together parcels of knitted items, bandages, small gifts and letters to boost morale.

The Red Cross, CWA, Voluntary Aid Detachment, Land Girls amd many other groups were formed, often spearheaded by committed women who stepped outside the home to lead and manage activities. The Voluntary Defence Corps trained to defend our southern shore.

Men and women were manpowered into extra work for the war effort.

All played an important role on the home front, for which we remember them.

Condition

Good

Names

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BAVIN, Douglas Frederick

Service number 415212
Flight Sergeant
Operational Training Units (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 18 Nov 1922

BOVELL, Vernon Llewellyn

Service number 381
Second Lieutenant
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1896

MCQUAT, John Leonard

Service number 5716533
Private
8th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 14 Sep 1948

HICKLING, Reginald

Service number 3059
Second Lieutenant
51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1

O'NEILL, Clarence

Service number 140
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Feb 1883

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