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The plaque commemorates the men from Fremantle and surrounding districts who died as a result of World War One. 

The original design of the Fremantle War Memorial was to include an internal stairway and marble tablets to hold the names of those from Fremantle and surrounding districts who died as a result of the Great War. The design of the war memorial was scaled down due to construction costs.  The plaque`s text was originally written by Dr James Sykes Battye. The text was written for inclusion into a time capsule buried at the monument.  

During a pre-restoration inspection of the memorial, Fremantle fire brigade members went inside the structure, found the capsule, and its contents were copied before replacing them within the memorial.


Address:High & Swanbourne Streets, War Memorial , Monument Hill Memorial Reserve, Fremantle, 6160
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.052561
Long: 115.756907
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 2010
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Sons of Fremantle

"The memorial is the first Australian object that will meet the eyes of travellers coming from the westward and it will serve
... for all time as a dignified, silent and reverent reminder of the stress and strain through which the peoples of the Empire were called upon to pass, as well as a standing memorial to the Sons of Fremantle and its Districts who gave all they had, even to life itself, in service of their country."   Dr. J. S. Battye  1928

Lest We Forget

Unveiled by the Mayor of Fremantle, Dr. Brad Pettitt Nov. 11. 2010

Source: MA
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