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The McLaren Flat Soldiers Memorial Hall was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One. The annexe of the hall was erected and opened on the 13th March 1954 as a memorial to those who served in World War Two. Plaques on plinths have been added at the entrance to the hall to commemorate the men and women from McClaren Flat, Blewitt Springs and District who have served in all wars and conflicts.
In everything they accomplish residents of Mclaren Vale set a high standard and a practical demonstration of their progressiveness was given on Saturday when an ornate memorial hall was opened by the Commissioner of Crown Lands (Hon. G. R. Laffer) in the presence of a large number of people. "This hall was erected by the residents of McLaren Flat to perpetuate the memory of those who fought in the Great War," is an inscription artistically worked in terracotta at the entrance, and on each side of the A.I.F. Rising Sun, picked out in gold, are figures of soldiers in light relief. The design is a credit to the architect (Mr. W. Lucas, A.R.I., B.A.), of Wayville, who has introduced many distinctive features into the building. To his credit he has departed from the dull conventional design so frequently seen in country halls and it ranks as one of ihe most artistic buildings of its kind in the State.
Mr. Laffer received from Mr. Wilson a souvenir key with which, to open the hall, and in carrying out the ceremony he said he esteemed in a great privilege that he should have been asked to take part in what was probably the most important function that had ever taken place at McLaren Flat.
The Register (Adelaide), 11 December 1922.
|Address:||Main Road, McLaren Flat, 5171|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.206599|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Mr. W. Lucas (architect)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 9th December, 1922|
Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force
THIS HALL WAS ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF McLAREN FLAT TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WAR
THIS ANNEXE IS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE 2ND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
"LEST WE FORGET"
OPENED 13TH MARCH 1954
THIS STONE WAS LAID BY CAPT. HUDD M.B. M.P.
20TH APRIL 1922
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM MCLAREN FLAT, BLEWITT SPRINGS AND DISTRICT WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME OF WAR
LEST WE FORGET
WORLD WAR II