Albany War Memorial

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Albany War Memorial

The Albany War Mem­orial a State Herit­age listed monu­ment ded­ica­ted to the fallen soldiers of World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Bear­ing the inscrip­tion "In honour of the men and women who suffered as prisoners of war. Lest we forget." the mem­orial was origin­ally erec­ted to com­mem­or­ate those lost in World War I.

Com­mis­sioned by the Town of Albany, designed by Pietro Porcelli and man­ufactured by JA Hart­man & Son, the founda­tion stone was laid on Anzac Day 1921 by Mayor JW Daly with the un­veil­ing per­formed by Governor Newdeg­ate on the 21st August.

The orig­inal plaque bears the names of the ninety-three local soldiers and one nurse who lost their lives in the First World War. Later, a second plaque was added to the upper base stone naming the forty-two who fell during World War II. After the Korean and Vietnam wars, a third plaque was added com­mem­orat­ing those who lost their lives during the more recent con­flicts.

The Albany War Mem­orial features prom­inently during the ANZAC Day ceremon­ies each year when wreaths are laid at its base to com­mem­or­ate the fallen.

The mem­orial is loca­ted within the grounds of Saint Johns Church on the corner of York Street and Peels Place.

Article updated 02/09/2015.