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RAAF Anson Aircraft Memorial

Author

Shire of Northam

Place Number

13509
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Location

Avro Anson Rd Clackline

Location Details

Local Government

Northam

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

1942, 1984

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 01 Jan 1800 2. Considerable significance

2. Considerable significance

Very important to the heritage of the locality. High degree of integrity / authenticity. Conservation of the place is highly desirable. Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place.

Statewide War Memorial Survey Completed 01 May 1996 NA

NA

Register of the National Estate Indicative Place 13 Oct 2014 NA

NA

Physical Description

The memorial is constructed of granite and boulders gathered nearby, and formed into a cairn measuring approx. 2.5 metres by 2.5 metres at the base, approx. 1.5 metres high and approx. 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres at the top. It is surmounted by a wooden cross approx. 1.4 metres high. The cross is of West Australian jarrah and was made by an Australian Army Works Unit in nearby Spencers Brook. The names of the four deceased airmen and other details are carved into the cross as follows: - No. 406823 Flying Officer LVH Birt Age 25 Yrs No 411295 Sergeant GL Debenham Age 25 Yrs No 414073 Sergeant NL Dixon Age 28 Yrs No 415255 Sergeant KC Hugo Age 21 Yrs The completed memorial was dedicated and consecrated on 13 December 1942. Ravages of time and the effects of an earthquake at Meckering had taken their toll and in early 1984 a small band of volunteers (all of World War 2 vintage) set about the task of restoration. This work involved the rebuilding in part of the stone cairn, refurbishing and painting of the cross, the erection of a low steel post and chain fence around the memorial and the provision of a bronze plaque.

History

The wording on the plaque reads "This monument was erected by members of the Bakers Hill / Clackline Volunteer Defence Corps and other local citizens and dedicated on 13th December 1942, to mark the site where RAAF Anson Aircraft No W2262 crashed on 9th October 1942, killing all four crew members. The City of Perth Branch of the Royal Australian Air Force Association carried out restoration of the monument, and it was rededicated on 25th November 1984 by Bishop Denis Bryant, DFC 'PER ARDUA AD ASTRA' ".

Condition

Good

Place Type

Other Structure

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument
Original MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other METAL Bronze
Other STONE Granite

Historic Themes

General Specific
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES World Wars & other wars

Creation Date

31 Jul 2000

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

4 Jun 2013

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