Located just off the Albany Highway, 24 kilometres south of the Arthur River and 33 kilometres north of Kojonup on the eastern side of the highway, 1 kilometre south of Robinson Road. This rest area is beside the Beaufort River. There are several tracks leading from the highway to the river and lots of shady trees. Take a short break from driving and help reduce fatigue.
The service and sacrifice of Western Australia's Victoria Cross and George Cross recipients will be remembered in perpetuity with each recipient being commemorated at highway rest stops south of Perth.
Warrant Officer James Gordon V.C.Print Page
A plaque commemorates Warrant Officer James Gordon who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War Two. The plaque is part of the Commemoration Way Project which honours Western Australian recipients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross.
During theBattle of Jezzine, on 10 July 1941, Gordon's company was "...held up by intense machine-gun and grenade fire from Vichy French forces, but on his own initiative, he crept forward alone and succeeded in getting close to the machine-gun post. He then charged it and killed the four machine-gunners with his bayonet. His action demoralised the enemy in this sector and the company advanced and took the position." He was subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross for this action.