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The Honour Avenues plaques database contains records of plaques that honour fallen service personnel who died due to war service located on Marri Walk, May Drive, May Circle and Lovekin Drive in Kings Park. Commemorative Plaques located along Fraser Avenue in Kings Park that recognise the Centennial Committee of 1929 and dignitaries of that time are also included here as they are maintained by the Honour Avenues Group.
The following tips and disclaimers aim to help you in navigate the database and get the best search results.
Please be mindful that:
- The database represents current plaque information compiled by the Honour Avenues Group with permission from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.
- Extensive research occurred at the time of each dedication along the Honour Avenues. It may not correspond exactly with other sources presently available. Discrepancies will be highlighted and may be amended in due course.
- Plaque locations are subject to movement, generally to place relatives or unit comrades together. GPS locations are accurate within approximately 10m.
- The database will be regularly updated over time and only records accessed via this website should be considered an accurate representation of the Honour Avenue plaques in Kings Park.
- Plaques are sometimes removed for maintenance purposes. Please contact us if you cannot locate the plaque you are seeking.
To search for a person, enter text in the search field such as surname, first name, service number or plaque number. Search results are sorted by surname in alphabetical order. You can also select to sort the results by plaque number by clicking on that heading. Double-click the heading to reverse the sort order. Searching by service number or plaque number will return exact match records only.
Additional search tools are available within the Honour Avenues plaque database to narrow your search, including avenue, rank, appointment, unit and cause of death. Once you have narrowed your search, each listing provides further details including plaque image and location.
Google streetview provides the opportunity to view most plaques in situ. To find your way to the plaque enter the origin address in the 'Get directions' field. Get directions from your current location by clicking on the red marker on the map to take you to Google Maps (location services must be enabled on your device).
The Kings Park Honour Avenues location map below may also be useful in finding your way, noting that the map offers broad locations only that are subject to change.
- Last known rank of each person in the Honour Avenues plaque database. The column may contain appointments and ranks depending on the information historically available. Abbreviations used by the Honour Avenues Group are expanded by tooltip and within individual records. Appointment is defined as a title, designation or name given to Army personnel to describe their position or function other than their rank, e.g. Appointment: CQMS (Company Quarter Master Sergeant); Rank: WO2 (Warrant Officer Class 2).
- In the WA Centenary plaque database, the title of the relevant dignitary at the time of dedication in 1929 is provided. Further details and updates to those titles may be provided in the biographical text.
- Names of service personnel or dignitaries in both databases are provided in the format of 'Surname, First name (Also known as)'.
- Service number
- Known military service numbers for service personnel. Officers who do not have service numbers are simply tagged as 'Officer'. Service numbers are not provided for the WA Centenary plaque database but may be referred to in the biographical text.
- Known military decorations for service personnel are provided in the Honour Avenues plaque database, such as Mentioned in Despatches, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Victoria Cross and Companion (Order of) St Michael and St George.
- In the WA Centenary plaque database, decorations are referred to as postnominals and include honours such as Member Legislative Assembly and Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
- Last known unit of each person in the Honour Avenues plaque database. Abbreviations used by the Honour Avenues Group are expanded by tooltip and within individual records.
- Cause of death
- Known cause of death of persons in the Honour Avenues plaque database is provided and follows these broad military definitions:
- Died of Illness (DOIL) - Died from an illness, other than physical injury or wounds, contracted while on war service.
- Died of Injuries (DOIN) - Died from physical injury, other than illness or battle wounds, sustained while on war service.
- Died of Wounds (DOW) - Died subsequently from the result of wounds received while in action with the enemy.
- Died as Prisoner of War (DPOW) - Died while held by the enemy in captivity.
- Killed in Action (KIA) - Killed while in direct action with the enemy.
- Killed on Service (KOS) - Killed while in an operational area but not in direct action with the enemy.
- Place of death
- Known place of death of service personnel in the Honour Avenues plaque database, where location names follow current country boundaries or boundaries that were relevant at the time of dedication.
- Date of death
- Known date of death of service personnel is provided in the Honour Avenues plaque database and year of death (where known) for the WA Centenary plaque database.
- Known age at death of service personnel in the Honour Avenues plaque database.
- Plaque number
- A number issued by the Honour Avenues Group for maintenance purposes. The letters at the beginning indicate the location of the plaque; 'F' refers to Fraser Avenue (FA are on the western side of the road; FB on the east), 'K' refers to Kattidj Close, 'MW' refers to Marri Walk, 'MC' refers to May Circle, 'M' refers to May Drive and 'L' refers to Lovekin Drive. An A or B after the number, e.g. L92A, indicates that two or more plaques are co-located at the same tree. A location marker symbol next to the plaque number indicates that a GPS location is available for the plaque; plaques that have been temporarily removed will not have a location marker.
- Co-located plaques
- Where two or more plaques are co-located, links to those plaques are provided. This indicates that a relationship exists between the service personnel, either as a relative or same unit, ship or service.
- Dedicated by
- The person or group who dedicated the plaque and / or the date which the dedication ceremony occurred.
- Photographs are provided of each plaque in-situ. Colour patch tags are visible on Honour Avenue plaques, which are a method of identification used by Australian military to indicate which unit a soldier belongs to. Where available, photographs of co-located plaques, portraits and dedication images are also included.
Biographies are provided for some of the service personnel based on records held and maintained by the Honour Avenues Group. If you would like to further your research on a particular serviceperson, information may be available from the following online resources:
There are currently over 2,000 plaques along Honour Avenues in Kings Park. Specific location maps are available via online databases on this website. This map is subject to change and provides an overview of the plaque locations. New plaques are added regularly.
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