Hundreds were already gathered at the war memorial peace park on Illawara Crescent before 5.30am to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.
It was still dark, with just a handful of lights barely illuminating the memorial.
Guarded by local scouts, who stood overnight from 6pm in the rain, the memorial was laid with several wreaths by Ballajura Returned and Services League (RSL) sub-branch president Michael Clark, City of Swan councillors and local politicians.
When open to the public, one family laid flowers at the spinning marble ball.
Mention was made of the 100th year since the establishment of the RSL during speeches.