Wall opens on Remembrance day

Wall opens on Remembrance day

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World War II and Maddington resident Alf Jenaway cut the ribbon to the new wall at an opening ceremony on Remembrance day. Photograph — Matt Devlin.
World War II veteran Alf Jenaway, who turned 100 in June. Photograph - Matt Devlin.
World War II veteran Alf Jenaway, who turned 100 in June. Photograph – Matt Devlin.

The Gosnells remembrance wall was opened today to coincide with Remembrance day.

The wall, which was built at Lewis homestead in Lissiman Street, replaced an existing avenue of trees memorial established in 1995 to commemorate World War II veterans.

Since then the plaques had become damaged so were replaced and added to the new wall along with extra plaques to accommodate service men and women who had lived in Gosnells but not previously been honoured.

Among those who were included in the new plaques was Maddington resident Alf Jenaway, who enlisted in the Australian army and served in the Middle East and New Guinea during World War II.

The project was an initiative of Kenwick rotary club in partnership with the Gosnells RSL, Gosnells community men’s shed and Amaroo care services.