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The hall was erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The hall now houses a cinema and is known as the Lockleys Memorial Centre.

The new Lockleys Soldiers' Memorial Hall was opened by Mr. T. A. Powell (Chairman of the committee) on Sunday afternoon. Representatives from all denominations attended, and the Rev. T. Vigis presided. Mr. Powell related the work done to accomplish the erection of the Memorial Hall. The movement, he said, began in 1922, when the residents decided to erect a memorial that would be useful to the district. He paid a tribute to tha generosity of the contractors, Messrs. C. and H. Curtin, who had supplied many extras free, and it was due to them, that the structure was so complete. 

The opening and dedication of the hall and silence room were performed solemnly, with a procession of the trustees headed by Mr. Powell, while the crowd stood in silence. The hall stands on an allotment at Mellor Park, facing the Henley Beach road. The land was given by Mr. J. W. Mellor. Photographs of fallen soldiers have been hung in the silence room and a memorial tablet has been erected. The hall will seat 500 persons. The total cost was £3,800, of which £1,600 has been raised by public subscription and various  efforts.  The architect was Mr. R. Graham.
The Register (Adelaide) 18th August 1925.


Address:362 Henley Beach Road, Lockleys, 5032
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.926575
Long: 138.53936
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Mr. R. Graham (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:C. & H. Curtin


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th August, 1925
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This stone was laid by Colonel James Rowell G. B. V. D.

March 28 1925

Source: SKP, MA
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