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.

The next dedication service is scheduled to take place mid-year 2022. You may be interested in how to apply for a plaque.

12 February 2022

Helen Werndly and Evelynn Rule accepted the plaques as great nieces of Private Arthur Werndly and Private Frederick Werndly.  Photo: D. Nicolson.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.

The most recent dedication service was 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

Patricia Allmark accepted the plaque as great niece of Private Joseph Strother. Photo: D. Nicolson.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

Raymond Gillies accepted the plaque as the brother of Private Gordon Gillies. Photo: D. Nicolson.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

Helen Logan accepting the plaque as the great grand niece of Private John V Burns. Photo: D. Nicolson.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

Neil Breakell and John Colling accepted the plaque as the nephews of Private Stanley Breakell. Photo: M. Leishman.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.