• Bassendean (West Guildford)War Memorial in Perth, Western Australia

Names of service men on the Bassendean War Memorial (West Guildford) in Perth, Western Australia.
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    • JanetMegarrity
    • Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    The Bassendean (West Guildford) War Memorial was unveiled by Sir Francis Newdegate, KCMG, State Governor on 12th December 1920. Originally errected on the corner of Wilson Street and Old Perth Road it was relocated further along Old Perth Road, Bassendean for the opening of the Bassendean Memorial Library in 1971. It was moved from this site in October 2014 and was located in 2015 to the Civic Gardens of the B.I.C. Reserve, Bassendean on the corner of Wilson Street and Guildford Road, Bassendean. The memorial is inscribed with servicemen names on four faces, those who fought and fell on Face A and the remaining sides listing those who served overseas and returned. Of the total of 203 men who enlisted from the small town of West Guidlford, 33 were killed (being 1 in 6). Gallantry Awards were given to- Pte later Sgt Aubrey Ralph Brown, 44th Bn was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal. Sgt James McKinlay, 4th Division Signals, was awarded a Military Medal. Lt (T./Capt) Hamersley won a Military Cross. Pte Ernest Wicks, 12th Bn, later promoted to Lieutenant in the 51st Bn was awarded the Military Medal and then the Military Cross for bravery in the field. Recommendations for Awards were given to- Lt Ernest Alexander Charlton was recommended for a Military Cross. S/Sgt Alexander Charles Ireland was Mentioned in Depatches. S/Sgt John Beveridge Weir was Mentioned in Depatches.