Gingin War Memorial

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

11795

Location

Cnr Brockman & Weld Sts Gingin

Location Details

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Nov 1994 Category 1
Statewide War Memorial Survey Completed 01 May 1996

Physical Description

Originally erected in front of Roads Board Office in Constable Street. Moved to present location in park adjoining Shire Offices in 1968. The memorial built of simple stone and bears the names of Gingin & district residents who went to war. There is also a seperate plaque in honour of Jim Gordon who received the Victoria Cross on 12 July 1942.

History

The War Memorial stands in the gardens in front of the Gingin Shire Office. It is a simple stone memorial and bears the names of Gingin and districts residents who went to war. In the First World War, there are 47 who served and 10 who died on service. In the Second World War there are 8 who died on service. There is a separate plaque in honour of Jim Gordon who received the Victoria Cross on 12th July 1942. The original memorial was erected in front of the Roads Board Office in Constable St, Gingin in June 1920. It was fenced with jarrah posts and rails and netting several months later. Premier Sir Henry Lefroy officially unveiled it on the 17th November 1920. The stone memorial was erected on the 12th July 1942 in honour of Jim Gordon VC. The Memorial was removed to its present location in Brockman St c. 1978.

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin". p 154 & 276

Place Type

Historic site

Uses

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

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other STONE Granite
Other METAL Other Metal

Historic Themes

General Specific
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES World Wars & other wars

Creation Date

11 Jun 1998

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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