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Penola War Memorial Hospital : 30-November-2012
Penola War Memorial Hospital : 30-November-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

Penola War Memorial Hospital commemorates those who lost their lives in World Wars One and Two.

At the request of the Penola and Coonawarra branch of the Returned Soldiers' Association the District Council called a public meeting to consider the building of a war memorial hospital to perpetuate the memory of those men in the district who had paid the supreme sacrifice in this war. The Chairman of the District Council (Mr. H. J. Goldman) presided, and expressed keen disappointment at the small attendance,less than thirty people being present.This included three delegates from the R.S.A. members of the Council and members of the Hospital Board.

The Chairman of the R.S.L.  (Mr. W. Clayfield) stated that over 300 men had enlisted from the district, and many of these, on their return, would need hospital care. Also within the next two years there would be established in the district a settlement of soldiers and their families.
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 3 January 1946.


Address:18 Church Street, Penola, 5277
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.382422
Long: 140.836786
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

Memorial to those who paid the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I & II

This stone was laid by the Honourable Minister of Health 19th July 1953

Source: MA,TOH
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