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The honour roll commemorates the men of the Parish who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

On December 19th 1920, the Archbishop of Perth held a special service in St. Matthews to dedicate and unveil the Memorial tablet.

The hammered oxidised copper tablet, fixed to the south wall of the sanctuary, is a very fine specimen of the craftsman's skill, and is perhaps the largest yet produced in Western Australia. At the top in large letters runs the inscription, "To the glory of God and in memory of the men of the Parish who laid down their lives for God and Country in the Great War, A.D. 1914- 1919."

At the bottom is a design of hills and troopship on the sea, suggesting the voyage of the brave men who journeyed overseas to an unknown destination to do their duty, and a cross upon the rising sun symbolising Australia's sacrifice. The three large centre panels, only one of which is as yet complete, contain the full names, the rank and regiment, the place and date of death, and the age of the fifty-five parishioners who paid the supreme sacrifice. 
Excerpt from Swan Express (Midland Junction), 24 December 1920.


Address:Stirling Square, St Matthew`s Church, Guildford, 6055
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.898091
Long: 115.969908
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th December, 1920
Front Inscription

To the glory of God

And in memory of the men of St Matthews Parish who laid down their lives for God and Country in the Great War 

A.D.1914 - 1919

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Source: MA
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