Plaques are added to Kings Park's Honour Avenues during regular dedication services held at May Circle (the site of the initial dedication in 1919). Details of some of the recent ceremonies are provided below. You may be interested in how to apply for a plaque.

28 October 2023

 Amber Blake accepted the plaque as great grandniece of Private Alexander Blake. Photo: D. Nicolson.October 2023 Dedication Service slideshow  Paul Adamson accepted the plaque as the grandson of Sapper John McFarlane. Photo: D. Nicolson.  Jacqualin Mackenzies accepted the plaque as the niece of Private William Young. Photo: D. Nicolson.  Matthew Grice accepted the plaque as a relative of Sapper James Francis Clark. Photo: D. Nicolson.  Darryl Harris accepted the plaque as the nephew of Private Charles Harris. Photo: D. Nicolson.  Lorraine Kershaw and Kim Douglas accepted the plaque as the daughters of Captain Ernest Douglas. Photo: D. Nicolson.

Six plaques were dedicated during a service held on 28 October 2023. Plaques were presented by Sue McDougall, Director BGPA and Robin Slater, Chairman of the Honour Avenues Group:

  • Amber Blake accepted the plaque as great grandniece of Private Alexander Blake.
  • Paul Adamson accepted the plaque as the grandson of Sapper John McFarlane.
  • Jacqualin Mackenzies accepted the plaque as the niece of Private William Young.
  • Matthew Grice accepted the plaque as a relative of Sapper James Francis Clark.
  • Darryl Harris accepted the plaque as the nephew of Private Charles Harris.
  • Lorraine Kershaw and Kim Douglas accepted the plaque as the daughters of Captain Ernest Douglas.


13 May 2023

May 2023 Dedication Service slideshow Harry Tysoe accepted the plaque as the grandson together with Hazel Dempster as the daughter of Private Harry Tysoe. Photo: D. Nicolson.Kevin Imms accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Private Frederick Dudley. Photo: D. Nicolson.Dr Jack Vercoe accepted the plaque as the nephew of Private George Vercoe. Photo: D. Nicolson.Janet Broun accepted the plaque as the great grandniece of Private George Hett. Photo: D. Nicolson.Michael Harvey accepted the plaque as the son of Corporal Lawrence Harvey. Photo: D. Nicolson.Evan Grant Walters accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Private Alexander Grant. Photo: D. Nicolson.Lisa Dyer accepted the plaque as the great niece of Private Edward Dyer. Photo: D. Nicolson.

Eight plaques were dedicated during a service held on 13 May 2023. Plaques were presented by Alan Barrett, Executive Director BGPA and Robin Slater, Chairman of the Honour Avenues Group:

  • Graeme Knight accepted the plaque as nephew of Flight Sergeant Frank Knight.
  • Harry Tysoe accepted the plaque as the grandson together with Hazel Dempster as the daughter of Private Harry Tysoe.
  • Kevin Imms accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Private Frederick Dudley.
  • Dr Jack Vercoe accepted the plaque as the nephew of Private George Verco.
  • Janet Broun accepted the plaque as the great grandniece of Private George Hett.
  • Michael Harvey accepted the plaque as the son of Corporal Lawrence Harvey.
  • Evan Waters accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Private Alexander Grant.
  • Lisa Dyer accepted the plaque as the great niece of Private Edward Dyer.

12 November 2022

November 2022 Dedication Service slideshow Paul Cameron accepted the plaque as the grandson of Private William Cameron. Photo: D. Nicolson. Barbara Godwin accepted the plaque as the great niece of Private Alfred Wilkins. Photo: D. Nicolson. Graeme Bettles accepted the plaque as the grandson of Private James Bettles. Photo: D. Nicolson. Hazel Morgan accepted the plaque as the niece of Corporal Cecil Moulton. Photo: D. Nicolson. Ross Townsend accepted the plaque as the nephew of Sergeant Charles Townsend and as the nephew of Sapper Alfred Witt. Photo: D. Nicolson.Aileen Conlan accepted the plaque as the daughter of Corporal Alexander McCloy. Photo: D. Nicolson. Trish O’Neil accepted the plaque as the great niece of Sapper George Crawford. Photo: D. Nicolson.

Twelve plaques were dedicated during November 2022. Plaques were presented by Alan Barrett, Executive Director BGPA and Robin Slater, Chairman of the Honour Avenues Group during a service held on 12 November 2022:

  • Geoff Jones accepted the plaque as a relative of Trooper Raymond Norrish.
  • Paul Cameron accepted the plaque as the grandson of Private William Cameron.
  • Barbara Godwin accepted the plaque as the great niece of Private Alfred Wilkins.
  • Graeme Bettles accepted the plaque as the grandson of Private James Bettles.
  • Hazel Morgan accepted the plaque as the niece of Corporal Cecil Moulton.
  • Ross Townsend accepted the plaque as the nephew of Sergeant Charles Townsend and as the nephew of Sapper Alfred Witt.
  • Aileen Conlan accepted the plaque as the daughter of Corporal Alexander McCloy.
  • Trish O’Neil accepted the plaque as the great niece of Sapper George Crawford.
  • Plaques for Trooper Herbert Alexander Bell and Private William Leslie Stuart Mill were rededicated by members of the Honour Avenues Group.
  • The Governor of Western Australia, the Honourable Chris Dawson, accepted the plaque of his relative Captain Frank Smith at a special ceremony during a Highgate RSL function in Kings Park on 11 November 2022.

12 February 2022

February 2022 Dedication Service slideshow Geoff Tilley accepted the plaques as the great nephew of Private Albert Hackshaw and Private Reginald Hackshaw. Photo: D. Nicolson. Dean Dyer accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Flying Officer James Davidson. Photo: D. Nicolson. Deborah Bogaers accepted the plaques as the great niece of Private Richard Wood and Private George Wood. Photo: D. Nicolson. Laura Gillam accepted the plaques as the half-sister and sister of Gunner Sydney Newham and Gunner Thomas Newham. Photo: D. Nicolson. Leanne Boston accepted the plaque as the niece of Flight Sergeant Ronald Gallagher. Photo: D. Nicolson.

Ten new plaques were dedicated during a service held on 12 February 2022. Plaques were presented by Alan Barrett, Executive Director BGPA; Geoff Simpson, President of the Highgate RSL Sub branch and Mike Harness, Deputy Chairman of the Honour Avenues Group:

  • Helen Werndly and Evelynn Rule accepted the plaques as great nieces of Private Arthur Werndly and Private Frederick Werndly.
  • Geoff Tilley accepted the plaques as the great nephew of Private Albert Hackshaw and Private Reginald Hackshaw.
  • Dean Dyer accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Flying Officer James Davidson.
  • Deborah Bogaers accepted the plaques as the great niece of Private Richard Wood and Private George Wood.
  • Laura Gillam accepted the plaques as the half-sister and sister of Gunner Sydney Newham and Gunner Thomas Newham.
  • Leanne Boston accepted the plaque as the niece of Flight Sergeant Ronald Gallagher.

13 November 2021

November 2021 Dedication Service slideshowDebra Burtenshaw as great grandniece and Karen Milentis as great niece accepted the plaque of Trooper Clarence Hutton. Photo: D. Nicolson.Linley Hann accepted the plaque as the great niece of Sergeant Charles Wedd. Photo: D. Nicolson. Trevor McLoughlin accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Private William Hipper. Photo: D. Nicolson. Julie Oliver accepted the plaque as the niece of Sergeant Raymond Richardson. Photo: D. Nicolson. Clive Penaluna accepted the plaque as the second cousin of Sergeant Frank Attiwill. Photo: D. Nicolson. Paul Lloyd accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Corporal Henry Stewart. Photo: D. Nicolson.

On 13 November 2021 seven new plaques were dedicated. The service was officiated by Alan Barrett, Executive Director of BGPA and Robin Slater, Chairperson of the Honour Avenues Group:

  • Patricia Allmark accepted the plaque as great niece of Private Joseph Strother.
  • Debra Burtenshaw as great grandniece and Karen Milentis as great niece accepted the plaque of Trooper Clarence Hutton.
  • Linley Hann accepted the plaque as the great niece of Sergeant Charles Wedd.
  • Trevor McLoughlin accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Private William Hipper.
  • Julie Oliver accepted the plaque as the niece of Sergeant Raymond Richardson.
  • Clive Penaluna accepted the plaque as the second cousin of Sergeant Frank Attiwill.
  • Paul Lloyd accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Corporal Henry Stewart.

14 August 2021

August 2021 Dedication Service slideshowDiane Collins accepted the plaque as the great niece of Lance Corporal Cyril Bolle. Photo: D. Nicolson.Margaret Simpson accepted the plaque as a niece of Pilot Officer Francis Walter Cale. Photo: D. Nicolson. John Cogdon and Bernice Wagner accepted the plaque as grandson and granddaughter of Private Alfred Cogdon. Photo: D. Nicolson. Christopher Douglas accepted the plaque as the cousin of Private Thomas Douglas. Photo: D. Nicolson. Geoffrey Tilley accepted the plaque  as a friend of Sergeant Harold Goodchild. Photo: D. Nicolson. Dr Ann Tarca accepted the plaque as great niece of Private William Nichols. Photo: D. Nicolson. Clive Smith accepted the plaque on behalf of Beverly Allison, the niece of Corporal Ronald Nind. Photo: D. Nicolson. William Temple accepted the plaque as the nephew of Sergeant William Powell. Photo: D. Nicolson. Geoffrey Tilley accepted the plaque as a friend of Flight Lieutenant Herbert Roberts. Photo: D. Nicolson. Brodie Lance accepted the plaque as the great great nephew of Lance Corporal William Stephen. Photo: D. Nicolson.On 14 August 2021 eleven plaques were dedicated. The service was officiated by Alan Barrett, Executive Director of BGPA and Robin Slater, Chairperson of the Honour Avenues Group.
  • Dr Ann Tarca as great niece accepted the plaque of Private William Nichols.
  • John Cogdon as grandson and Bernice Wagner as granddaughter accepted the plaque of Private Alfred Cogdon.
  • Brodie Lance accepted the plaque as the great great nephew of Lance Corporal William Stephen.
  • Christopher Douglas accepted the plaque as the cousin of Private Thomas Douglas.
  • Diane Collins accepted the plaque as the great niece of Lance Corporal Cyril Bolle.
  • William Temple as the nephew accepted the plaque of Sergeant William Powell.
  • Geoffrey Tilley as a friend accepted the plaque of Sergeant Harold Goodchild and also as a friend accepted the plaque of Flight Lieutenant Herbert Roberts.
  • Raymond Gillies as the brother accepted the plaque of Private Gordon Gillies.
  • Clive Smith accepted the plaque on behalf of Beverly Allison as the niece of Corporal Ronald Nind.
  • Margaret Simpson accepted the plaque as a niece of Pilot Officer Francis Walter Cale.

15 May 2021

May 2021 Dedication Service slideshowPeter Munro accepting the plaque as the cousin of Private J Caldow. Photo: D. Nicolson. Geraldine Salinovich accepting the plaque as the great niece of private John E Davis. Photo: D. Nicolson.Brian Fitzgerald accepting the plaque as the brother of Squadron Leader Richard T Fitzgerald DFC. Photo: D. Nicolson.Peter Munro accepting the plaque as the cousin of Flight Sergeant Bevil M Glover. Photo: D. Nicolson.Shiela Cocking, Mavis Matthews and nieces and Debbie Jones as great niece accepting the plaques of Corporal Austin Mullins and Private Thomas Mullins. Photo: D. Nicolson.Merrilyn Walther accepting the plaque as the granddaughter of Sergeant Walter A Parsons. Photo: D. Nicolson.Ted Polglaze accepting the plaque as the great nephew of Private Ernest D Polglaze. Photo: D. Nicolson.Peter Munro accepting the plaque as the friend and neighbour of Private William Redfern. Photo: D. Nicolson.Helen Purves accepting the plaque as the great granddaughter of Private Alfred E Riseley. Photo: D. Nicolson.Kenneth Utting accepting the plaque as the great grand nephew  of Sergeant Philip E Utting. Photo: D. Nicolson.On 15 May 2021 twelve new plaques were dedicated. The service was officiated by Mark Webb, Director General of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and Robin Slater, Chairperson of the Honour Avenues Group.
  • Ted Polglaze accepted the plaque as the great nephew of Private Ernest D Polglaze.
  • Geraldine Salinovich accepted the plaque as the great niece of private John E Davis.
  • Brian Fitzgerald accepted the plaque as the brother of Squadron Leader Richard T Fitzgerald DFC.
  • Merrilyn Walther accepted the plaque as the granddaughter of Sergeant Walter A Parsons
  • Helen Purves accepted the plaque as the great granddaughter of Private Alfred E Riseley.
  • Shiela Cocking, Mavis Matthews and nieces and Debbie Jones as great niece accepted the plaques of Corporal Austin Mullins and Private Thomas Mullins.
  • Kenneth Utting accepted the plaque as the great grand nephew  of Sergeant Philip E Utting.
  • Peter Munro accepted the plaque as the cousin of Flight Sergeant Bevil M Glover.
  • Peter Munro accepted the plaque as the friend and neighbour of Private William Redfern.
  • Peter Munro accepted the plaque as the cousin of Private J Caldow.
  • Helen Logan accepted the plaque as the great grand niece of Private John V Burns.

13 February 2021

February 2021 Dedication Service slideshowLuke Miller as the great great great nephew accepted the plaque of Private W. ‘Roy’ Gogan, Janice Webster as the great great great grand niece of Private John Gogan and Holly Harben as the great niece accepted plaque of Private Laurence Gogan. Photo: M. Leishman.Jennifer Holmes accepted the plaque as the niece of Private Lionel Maher. Photo: M. Leishman. Noel Stafford accepted the plaque as the nephew of Private Charles Midgley and Joy Scott accepted the plaque as the niece of Private Raymond Midgley. Photo: M. Leishman. Glenys Carlton as great niece and Darren McLean as great nephew accepted the plaques of Trooper Bert Reynolds and Private Alick Reynolds. Photo: M. Leishman. Roma Peacock accepted the plaque as the great niece of Private Robert Urry. Photo: M. Leishman.

On 13 February 2021, six new plaques were dedicated. The service was officiated by Alan Barrett, Executive Director of BGPA and Robin Slater, Chairperson of the Honour Avenues Group.

  • Glenys Carlton as great niece and Darren McLean as great nephew accepted the plaque of Trooper Bert Reynolds.
  • Noel Stafford accepted the plaque as the nephew of Private Charles Midgley and Joy Scott accepted the plaque as the niece of Private Raymond Midgley.
  • Roma Peacock accepted the plaque as the great niece of Private Robert Urry.
  • Neil Breakell and John Colling accepted the plaque as the nephews of Private Stanley Breakell.
  • Jennifer Holmes accepted the plaque as the niece of Private Lionel Maher.
  • Luke Miller as the great great great nephew accepted the plaque of Private W. ‘Roy’ Gogan, Janice Webster as the great great great grand niece of Private John Gogan and Holly Harben as the great niece accepted the plaque of Private Laurence Gogan.