The monument commemorates those who have died in service or been killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. It was originally erected to commemorate those from World War One.
It is a bronze statue of a World War One soldier, at the “on guard” position on a column of Bulla Bulling granite. At the base of the column are four wings with marble lions on each. Two ornate metal fences surround the memorial and there are flagpoles on the east-west and south sides.
This memorial erected by the citizens of Kalgoorlie was unveiled by Major General Sir Talbot Hobbs on 21 – 10 – 1923
Major General Sir Talbot Hobbs had a significant, distinguished and complex role in the Australian contributions to World War I. He also unveiled the Boulder War Memorial in 1920