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Kelmscott War Memorial
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Monument Details
Name Kelmscott War Memorial
Location Corner of River Road & Orlando Street, Kelmscott 6111 [1]
Dedication Date 29th May 1921

Kelmscott War Memorial commemorates those from Kelmscott who served in World War One.

History

Tomorrow (Saturday) the foundation-stone of a massive granite obelisk in commemoration of the men who enlisted from the Kelmscott, Roleystone, and Karragullen districts will be laid by Major-General Sir Talbot Hobbs, at 3 p.m. The obelisk, which will be of imposing dimensions, will occupy a commanding site in the Kelmscott recreation ground, on the Canning River, and the work of its erection has been entrusted to Messrs. Peters and Gillies. [1]
On Sunday afternoon his Excellency will unveil an obelisk which has been erected at Kelmscott to the memory of the men of that district who fell in the war.[2]


Setting

The monument is set prominently on the corner of River Road and Orlando Street, Kelmscott. This is also the north-west corner of the Kelmscott Agricultural Showgrounds at Rushton Park.


Monument Details

West Panel

1914 Lest We Forget 1919
A Record of those from Kelmscott, Roleystone & Karragullen
Who volunteered and served in the Great War for the Liberty of the World

West Panel


This Memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Sir Francis Newdegate, K.C.M.G. Governor of Western Australia on 29th May,1921
This stone was laid by Major-General Talbot Hobbs K.C.B., K.C.M.G.,V.D, On 21st May, 1921

North Panel

South Panel

Kelmscott War Memorial, The laying of the wreath at Kelmscott War Memorial on 25 April, 1973.

Notes

Neither William Martin Knight, nor Felix Ralph Durling left Australian shores, and therefore are listed on the memorial in error.

References

  1. "KELMSCOTT MEMORIAL.". The Australian (195). Western Australia. 20 May 1921. p. 1. Retrieved 1 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. "PERSONAL.". The West Australian. XXXVII, (5,958). Western Australia. 23 May 1921. p. 6. Retrieved 1 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.