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The Captain Waller Memorial Hall is dedicated to the memory of Captain Hector Waller and all men who have given their lives at sea in the service of the British Commonwealth.

Hector Macdonald Laws (Hec) Waller, DSO and Bar (4 April 1900 – 1 March 1942) was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). In a career spanning almost thirty years, he served in both world wars. At the helm of HMAS Stuart in the Mediterranean from 1939 to 1941, he won recognition as a skilful ship's captain and flotilla commander. He then transferred to the South West Pacific as captain of the light cruiser HMAS Perth, and went down with his ship against heavy odds during the Battle of Sunda Strait in early 1942.

Location

Address:8 Chivell Street, Elizabeth South, 5112
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.731319
Long: 138.660969
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription

CAPTAIN WALLER MEMORIAL HALL THIS BUILDING IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF CAPTAIN HECTOR MACDONALD LAWS WALLER, D.S.O. AND BAR R.A.N. AND ALL THOSE GALLANT MEN LIKE HIM WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES AT SEA IN THE SERVICE OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS. LEST WE FORGET

Source: TOH, MA
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