Adelaide B1 Torrens Training Depot* Back to Search

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Location King William St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type Buildings
Description

Built in 1936.  Originally Military offices and armoury. For many years this building housed the 10th Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment and the Adelaide University Regiment of the Citizens Military Forces / Army Reserve.  The Commonwealth vacated the land in the late 1990s and it reverted to State ownership.  Refurbished in 2003, in January 2004, utilised by the RSL, RAAFA, the VVA and History SA.

Two bronze cannons in front of the building are of Russian origin and are believed to have been captured during the Crimean War. 

A foundation stone is set in the southern end of the west wall.

Bronze plaques are affixed either side of the main entrance.

The Featured image of the VC Honour Roll is located in the Memorial Hall at the southern end of the Building on the Ground Floor.

A stained glass window, originally belonging to the RAAF Association is in the southern wall to the left of the RAAF Association office on the first floor reception area. The window comprises nine sections made up of small panels of leadlight coloured glass, in the top centre section are stars surrounding a gold banner. The centre and lower outer sections have glass panels with representations of campaign ribbons and details. The centre section has war dates, campaign ribbons with details, a Cross of Sacrifice in the centre with the RAAF insignia on the left and a RAAF roundel on the right, below this is a text panel. The lower centre section has a text panel.

The original glass doors from the original ANZAC House in Angas Street (Memorial B2) were relocated in the Torrens Parade Ground Memorial Hall.

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Opened 22 September 1936 by HIS EXCELLENCY THE STATE GOVERNOR MAJOR GENERAL SIR WINSTON JOSEPH DUGAN K.C.M.G. C.B., D.S.O.
Inscription

Foundation stone:

THIS STONE WAS LAID BY THE

MINISTER FOR DEFENCE

THE HONORABLE

ROBERT ARCHDALE PARKHILL

ON THE 14TH DECEMBER 1935.

Left plaque:

THIS BUILDING WAS OPENED BY

HIS EXCELLENCY THE STATE GOVERNOR

MAJOR GENERAL SIR WINSTON JOSEPH DUGAN

K.C.M.G. C.B., D.S.O.

ON THE 22ND SEPT. 1936. DURING THE

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS

Right plaque:         

FROM THIS PARADE GROUND THE FIRST

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS TO PROCEED

ON ACTIVE SERVICE LEFT ADELAIDE FOR

THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902.

THE NUMBER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIANS WHO

SERVED IN THIS CAMPAIGN WAS 84 OFFICERS

AND 1450 OTHER RANKS

Condition

Excellent. Maintained by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

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Names

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BLACKBURN, Arthur Seaforth

Service number SX6962
Lieutenant Colonel
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Nov 1892

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MATTHEWS, Lionel Colin

Service number VX24597
Captain
8th Division Signals
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 15 Aug 1912

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SULLIVAN, Arthur Percy

Service number 133003
Corporal
45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
British Army
Born 27 Nov 1896

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LEAK, John

Service number 2053
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1892

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GOSSE, George

Lieutenant Commander
HMAS Torrens
Royal Australian Navy
Born 16 Feb 1912

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JENSEN, Joergen (Jorgan) Christian

Service number 2389
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jan 1891

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WEATHERS, Lawrence Carthage

Service number 1153
Corporal
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 May 1890

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DAVEY, Phillip

Service number 1327
Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Oct 1896

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