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18-July-2018
18-July-2018

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The Memorial Hall was erected to commemorate those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The hall was officially opened by the Governor of Western Australia, Sir Francis Newdegate, on the 4th April 1923. 

A contract was let for the erection of the Soldiers Memorial Hall in January 1923. The foundation stone for the hall was laid by Mr M. Corbett on the 10th February 1923 who paid tribute to the boys who had left to fight in the war. 250 men enlisted from the district, 50 of whom lost their lives.
Albany Advertiser, 24th February 1923.

Location

Address:Youngenup Road, Gnowangerup, 6335
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.936139
Long: 118.007116
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:George Herbert Parry (Perth, WA)
Monument Manufacturer:S. Creswell (Guildford,WA)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th February, 1923
Front Inscription

MEMORIAL
   HALL
  1923

Plaque :

THIS STONE
Was Set By
MICHAEL CORBETT Esq. J.P.
10th Feb. 1923

In Memory Of
The Men Who Fell
In The Great War
1914  1919

Source: SKP, MA
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