Southern Districts War Memorial HospitalPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

The Southern Districts War Memorial Hospital commemorates those who have died or been killed in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The foundation stone was laid on the 29th April 1950 and the hospital was officially opened by the Governor (Sir Willoughby Norrie) on the 28th April 1951.

Donations of £2,110 have been received towards the erection at McLaren Vale of a £15,000 Southern Districts hospital as a war memorial. Mr. R. H. Hall, secretary of the hospital committee, said yesterday that plans, drawn by Mr. Gordon C. Brown, of Adelaide, had been submitted to the State Government for approval. The hospital would serve Willunga, Noarlunga and Meadows districts.

Mr. Hall said that it was proposed to erect the hospital on an ideal hill site in the town. At first, one wing would accommodate 10 patients, mainly in private rooms, and the other wing would accom modate the staff. The central section of the building would include a war memorial hall, where it was proposed to keep a light burning continuously. The central section would accommodate the outpatients and infants' welfare clinics, waiting rooms and hospital services.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 August 1947



Address:Aldersey Street, McLaren Vale, 5171
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.221228
Long: 138.544649
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th April, 1950
Front Inscription

This hospital was erected in 1950 by the people of the Southern Districts as an enduring tribute to the memory of those who fell in the service of their country.

Inscription in Proximity

In honour of all who have served our country in time of war

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,TOH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design