Desert Mounted Corps Memorial


Memorial to WWI soldiers who fought at the Nek in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. The memorial was originally erected in Port Said, Egypt. However, it was irreparably damaged during the Suez crisis in 1956, and this copy was made from masonry salvaged from the original. Excellent views over King George Sound.

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Nearby Albany attractions

1. Mt Clarence

0.05 MILES

There are fine views over the coast and inland from Mt Clarence, which sits atop the Albany Heritage Park. On top of Mt Clarence is the Desert Mounted…

2. Albany Heritage Park

0.24 MILES

Inaugurated in 2014, the Albany Heritage Park incorporates the National Anzac Centre, Princess Royal Fortress, Padre White Lookout, Desert Mounted Corps…

4. Old Farm at Strawberry Hill

0.57 MILES

National Trust–owned Strawberry Hill is one of the oldest farms in WA, established in 1827 as the town's government farm. The homestead (1836) features…

6. Courthouse

0.74 MILES

This granite and red-brick building (1898) is part of Albany's historical precinct.

7. Patrick Taylor Cottage


Believed to be the oldest colonial dwelling in WA, this 1832 wattle-and-daub cottage is packed with antiques, freaky mannequins and displays on its former…

8. Albany Residency Museum

0.84 MILES

Part of the Museum of the Great Southern, and built in the 1850s as the home of the resident magistrate, the museum has displays telling seafaring stories…