Gosnells remembrance wall honours war heroes


Joe Byl, president elect of Kenwick Rotary Club Jim MacPherson and Doug Blair. |Picture: Marie Nirme           d460742
Joe Byl, president elect of Kenwick Rotary Club Jim MacPherson and Doug Blair. |Picture: Marie Nirme         d460742

THE services of those who fought in war can still be recognised as part of the Gosnells Community Wall of Remembrance.

The wall was built along the heritage-listed avenue of trees on Lissiman Street in Gosnells.

It was opened a year ago but there are still spaces to be filled ahead of the wall’s first anniversary on Remembrance Day on November 11.

There are now plaques recognising the war effort of 95 residents of Gosnells in WWII, and seven plaques recognising Gosnells residents who have fought for Australia in later conflicts, such as Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Iraq and Timor.

There are eight spaces on the wall left for people to be recognised in WWII and more room for later conflicts.

On Remembrance Day, the Gosnells Men’s Shed will hold a small ceremony of remembrance and is inviting anyone whose family is associated with the Wall to a sausage sizzle afterwards. Call Steve Weychan on 0417 184 090 for more details.