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Merriton Memorial Hall was erected in memory of the fallen of World War One. The foundation stone for the hall was laid on the 31st August 1921 with the official opening of the hall taking place on the 7th February 1922.  

Note : The Hall is now a private residence and the marble plaque that was affixed to the front of the building has been removed to Crystal Brook.

Last Sunday the ceremony of unveiling the soldiers' memorial tablet which is placed on the front of the Merriton memorial porch, was performed by Mr Andrew Inglis. Mr R.M.Dennis presided, and Rev Wilkinson and Mr H. K. Lock delivered suitable addresses. The tablet, which is of red granite, is in the form of a shield. In bold gold lettering (inlaid) it bears an inscription and the names of W. Inglis. F. C. T. Kirk. G. C. Munday, and L. Williams. The memorial porch and tablet cost £250. On Wednesday a large number of people assembled to take part in the official opening of the Memorial Hall , which was performed by Mr W. Morrow, M.L.C. Mr R. M. Dennis, who presided, said the idea was to perpetuate the memory of the fallen soldiers and to provide something of benefit to the living.
Recorder (Port Pirie, SA), 11th February 1922.

Location

Address:Clements Road, Merriton, 5523
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.435018
Long: 138.149682
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr J. Firmim Jenkins (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs Teague, Norris & Hall

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 7th February, 1922
Source: TOH, MA
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