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.