Artist’s impression of the approved memorial
The committee is very grateful and wishes to thank the following organizations that have provided significant financial assistance without which this project could not proceed.
The Battle of Crete Memorial Committee WA (BCMC WA) was established in 2016. The BCMC WA now has approval to erect a designated war memorial in Kings Park to recognise the sacrifices made by ANZACs and Greeks in the Battle of Crete campaign. In advocating the memorial, the BCMC WA seeks to commemorate the courage, sacrifice and commitment of those who served and endured the Battle of Crete. In particular, Australian service personnel with direct links to Western Australia and to the people of Crete, who on so many occasions risked their lives to assist our troops.
The BCMC WA is a major project of the Greek Australian Returned and Services League Incorporated (GARSL). From its inception this project has received extensive and high level support from the Greek Community, Federal and State governments, the Greek Consul, the National Trust of Western Australia, the RSLWA , the City of Perth, St Andrew’s Grammar and a number of industry groups.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (formerly Kings Park Board) has given approval for the placement of the war memorial befitting the significance that the Battle of Crete has to Australian and Greek military history in the memorial precinct at Saw Avenue.
The approved memorial, which is depicted in the adjoining image, will provide a place of significance where people can pay their respects, learn and reflect on the Battle of Crete, and where wreath laying ceremonies may be held.
Further details of the memorial design can be found by clicking here.
The Battle of Crete Memorial Appeal is administered
and supported by the National Trust of Western Australia