Albany War Memorial

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.

updated 01/11/2019