A Bit of Perth

Throughout Western Australia, there are many of these granite obelisks.

With the names of the war dead from the local community carved into their sides.

Here in Guildford there is an addition. The Memorial Gates.

Guildford was one of the major training camps for the raw recruits who were headed overseas to fight “The Hun” or “Johnny Turk” nearly a century ago. In the years since, both nations have become valuable trading partners.

One response to “A Bit of Perth

  1. Oooh! 10th Light Horse Regiment.

    My old army unit (2/14 Qld Mounted Infantry) was formed from a merger of the 2nd Light Horse and the 14th Light Horse. They’ve recently served in East Timor, Iraq and now Afghanistan.

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