After several years of planning, negotiating and fundraising, works on the installation of the Battle of Crete Memorial at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia, are underway.
The memorial will be the first fully dedicated memorial to the Battle of Crete in Australia. It is set to be officially unveiled on 11 May 2024 in the presence of the memorial’s two co-patrons, Archbishop Makarios of Australia and Richard Sandover.
The memorial seeks to acknowledge the courage, sacrifice and commitment of those Australians and Greeks who served and endured the Battle of Crete.
The works were made possible with the support of federal and state funding (including a Lotterywest award), as well as individual donations.
According to a Facebook post by the Battle of Crete Memorial Committee of WA, the campaign in Crete was of particular significance for West Australians as it involved HMAS Perth and the City of Perth 2/11th Battalion.