War heroes’ graves to be heritage-listed to mark 100th anniversary of end of WWI

War heroes’ graves to be heritage-listed to mark 100th anniversary of end of WWI

WAR graves of WA Victoria Cross recipients will be heritage-listed in time to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1 next year.

Heritage Minister David Templeman said the multi-step process to list the graves would start immediately and be completed by Anzac Day next year.

He said the heritage listing would require identification of the graves, research into individual stories, land surveying and communications with various stakeholders, including the Returned and Services League and family members.

“Heritage-listing these important and significant war graves will ensure they are protected for the future,” Mr Templeman said.

“I have directed the State Heritage Office to begin listing all Victoria Cross recipients’ graves immediately, as the process is lengthy and multi-faceted.”

“Starting the process now will ensure the listing is completed in time to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI.”

Mr Templeman said the issue was close to his heart and delivered on his election commitments.

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