The Battle of Crete Memorial Project

The Battle of Crete Memorial Project is administered by the Battle of Crete Memorial Committee of WA (BCMC) under the auspices of the Greek Australian Returned and Services League Incorporated (GARSL).

In advocating this memorial, the BCMC 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.

From its inception this project has received extensive and high level support from Federal and State governments, the Greek Government together with the Greek Consul in WA, the Greek Community, 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) gave approval for the placement of a war memorial befitting the significance that the Battle of Crete has to Australian and Greek military history in the memorial precinct at Saw Avenue in Kings Park, Western Australia.

The approved memorial, which is depicted above, 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.

News

Dedication Lunch

Battle of Crete Memorial Committee Dedication Lunch 12:30 11 May 2024 ANZAC Club Perth WA   Anzac Club   Following the dedication ceremony in Kings Park invited guests attended the Dedication Lunch at the ANZAC Club in St Georges Terrace,...
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Sod Turning Ceremony

4 November 2023 at the Site of the BOC Memorial Saw Avenue Kings Park WA To celebrate the commencement of construction for the Battle of Crete Memorial the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Bill Evangel, invited guests to attend the...
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Unveiling of the Battle of Crete Memorial Plaque by the Premier

Sunday 6 November 2022 Members of the Greek Community together with the general public were invited to the Oxi Day Celebration in Kings Park on 6 November  2022. The celebration was delayed from its authentic date of October 28 to...
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Major Supporters

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. 

Saluting Their Service
Commemorations Grants.
Australian Government 

National Trust Western Australia

The Battle of Crete Memorial Appeal is administered
and supported by the National Trust of Western Australia