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The foundation stone from the original Memorial Hall commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. 

True to its war traditions, Williamstown on Wednesday afternoon turned out in its hundreds intent on-perpetuating the memory of gallant Anzacs, of which this city contributed its share. In addition to the solemn service, there was the added emphasis this anniversary of laying the foundation stone of the eventual Memorial Hall. It is common history that the hall, as it now stands, was originally the property of the local Red Cross Society. After the signing of the armistice it was handed over to the local "diggers" in perpetuity. The Mayor performed the ceremony. Cr. E. Bliss had donated the stone, which bore the inscription, "Erected by the citizens of Williamstown in grateful remembrance of those who, from this district, gave their lives and fought for their King and Country in the' Great War, 1914-18." 
Excerpt from Williamstown Chronicle (Vic),  28 April 1923. 


Address:128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown RSL , Williamstown, 3016
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.858341
Long: 144.894098
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1923
Front Inscription
Erected By The Citizens Of 
Williamstown In Grateful 
Memory Of Those Who From This
District Gave Their Lives And 
Fought For King & Country 
In The Great War 1914 -1918
ANZAC Day       Councillor J.J. Liston
25 April 1923        Mayor
Source: SKP, VHD, MA
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