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02-August-2017
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The hall was erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

Before the outbreak of war in 1914, plans were prepared for a hall and offices. In 1915, ratepayers voted in favour of a proposed loan for this purpose, but it was deferred due to the war and the difficulty of raising finance. In 1919, it was decided to erect the building as a memorial to those who had fought in the war.

On 24 September, the Governor, Sir William Grey Ellison-Macartney, KCMG, laid the foundation stone. On 13 October 1921, Premier Sir James Mitchell officially opened the Soldiers' Memorial Hall.

Location

Address:Bentley Street, Donnybrook, 6239
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.575999
Long: 115.823436
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
Designer:Edward Summerhayes
Link:http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th September, 1919
Front Inscription

Soldiers Memorial Hall

Plaque :

Soldiers Memorial

This stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor the Right Hon. Sir William Grey Ellison-Macartney, P.C., K.C.M.G.

Sept. 24th 1919.

V. C. Mitchell, Chairman  S. M. Comm.
P. E. Port, Secy.
Jas. Egan J.P., Chairman P.R.B.
H. Mead, Secy.

E. Summerhayes F.R.I.S.A.  Architect.

Source: MA,SKP, HWA
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