Bassendean War Memorial (c.1923)

War MemorialThe First World War (1914 - 1918) profoundly affected the small township of West Guildford. Many young men went away to the war and several were killed.

One of the first was Ben Bailey who had been a foundation member of the West Guildford Volunteer Fire Brigade. Ben was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. His name along with others who died in the first and second World Wars is commemorated on the memorial which was erected and dedicated in 1923.

The memorial itself was shifted to its present position to make way for the building of the Bassendean Memorial Library.