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Cobdogla Soldiers Memorial Institute was erected in memory of the men of the district who had lost their lives in World War One. The foundation stone for the hall was laid in 1923 and the hall was officially opened on the 28th June 1924.

Saturday was a red letter day in the history of Cobdogla, on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Soldiers' Memorial Institute. The Hon. J. Jelley, M.L.C., had motored from the city to open the hall.  A large crowd assembled outside the entrance of the new building to witness the ceremony. Mr. A. T. Coats (President of the Institute Committee) introduced the Chief Secretary. In welcoming Mr. Jelley, he referred to the effort made, extending over a number of years to attain an ideal, partially achieved that day. The hall had been erected as a district memorial to the men who had fallen in the Great War. He presented Mr. Jelley with a silver key and asked him to declare the hall open.
The Register (Adelaide), 3rd July 1924.


Address:Shueard Road & McLeod Street, Cobdogla, 5346
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.243505
Long: 140.404041
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th December, 1923
Source: TOH, MA
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