Washer Street

Washer Street, St James is named in honour of Private Harry Izod Washer (1893-1917) Harry was born on 19 July 1893 in Sydney NSW to Friend and Elizabeth Washer. He was one of 11 children born to the couple, three of whom died in infancy. The Washer family moved to Western Australia around 1897 and lived in several locations within Victoria Park during Harry’s formative years. At the time of his enlistment in January 1916, Harry was a salesman by profession and lived in Sunbury Road, Victoria Park. Harry was 5 foot 11 inches and had grey eyes and light brown hair. Whilst serving with the 16th Battalion in France, Harry was Killed in Action on 5 February 1917. He has no known grave.


  • Private Harry Izod Washer, 1917 'W.A. Soldiers Who Have Done Their Bit', Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954), 8 April, p. 6. (First Section), viewed 30 Dec 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58024517.
  • Washer Street (sign), St James.