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Yahl Memorial Hall was originally erected in memory of the fallen soldiers of World War One. A foyer was added to the hall to commemorate the fallen of World War Two.

The Yahl Fallen Soldiers Memorial Hall, the foundation stone of which was laid on December 10 by Mr. W. H. Kennedy, was opened for public use on Wednesday afternoon, June 9.  The building is of white limestone, and stands prominently in the north-eastern corner of Kennedy Park. It has been well finished by the builders, nearly all returned soldiers, whose names are the gable over the front entrance are the figures " 1919 " and the words " Their name liveth for evermore," in raised lettering on the stone.  Mr. G. G.Norman was selected to open the door because he had three sons at the Great War. One of them made the supreme sacrifice for his country, another was taken prisoner, and the third was at the front when peace was declared.
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 11 June 1920.

A foyer is being added to the front of the Yahl Hall, which is a World War I memorial. The foyer will be a memorial for World War II. It is expected that the foyer will be opened early in December.
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 5 November 1953.


Address:Yahl Hall Road, Yahl, 5291
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.878856
Long: 140.827357
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 10th December, 1919
Front Inscription

            THEIR NAME
          FOR EVERMORE


Source: SKP, TOH, MA
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