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Photographs supplied by Dawn McCaullay, Shire of Ashburton

A plaque commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

After World War One the residents of Onslow decided their Memorial should be an addition to the Hospital of a Maternity Ward. The plaque was relocated to the Shire Offices from the maternity Ward of the Onslow Hospital.

Onslow News. Close on sixty people gathered the hospital on Coronation Day to witness the unveiling of the soldiers' war memorial, which is in the form of a maternity ward, adjoining the nurses quarters, and consists of three rooms, and bathroom, with a fine verandah on three sides, the whole building overlooking the sea. Mr R.M. Forrest, chairman of the Ashburton Road Board, who it will be recalled, lost his only brother Donald in the war, in his opening speech paid tribute to those who had given their lives for the Empire, and explained that the reason tor the long delay in erecting a memorial was due to the fact that the people of the district wished to wait until such time as they were in a position to build one which would be both lasting and useful. Mr. Neil Clark vice chairman, of the board supported Mr Forrest in his remarks. Mr W. Knowles was then called upon to unveil the memorial. 
Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), 22 May 1937.



Address:Second Avenue, R M Forrest Memorial Hall , Onslow, 6710
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.637064
Long: 115.112644
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th May, 1937
Front Inscription

Soldiers Memorial

Presented By The
Residents Of The
Ashburton District.

This Maternity Ward Has Been
Erected To The Memory Of Those
Who Fell In The Great War 1914-1919.

Source: MA,SKP
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