Tarcowie Soldiers Memorial Hall

Details

Location Tarcowie Road, Tarcowie, Northern Areas - South Australia, Australia
Type buildings
Description

From the Tarcowie Progress Association Inc.

The Tarcowie Hall was built in 1909 and, after World War I, it was decided to build two rooms and a porch on the front of the original Hall as a Soldiers Memorial.
The Memorial rooms were dedicated by Col. Parkes D.S.O on 1 December 1922, the Foundation Stone having been laid by Mr. Daniel Butterick, who had three of his six sons in the 1st A.I.F. One was killed in action in France and another died of illness as a consequence of the War.
There are two Honour Boards in the porch and an Honour Board for World War II in the main body of the Hall.
The Hall holds photographs of soldiers who left Tarcowie to serve in World War I and one from World War II. It also contains a very large reproduction of Will Longstaff's "The Menin Gate at Midnight", made available to Memorials Halls at a cost of 10 pounds 10 shillings in support of the Australian War Memorial Fund. The original, now in the Australian War Memorial's Art collection, was purchased by Lord Woolavington in 1928, at a cost of 2,000 guinea ($4,200), and presented to the Australian Government.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 1 December 1922 by Col. Parkes D.S.O
Inscription

Face:

SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

Foundation stone:

THIS BUILDING WAS ERECTEDAS A TRIBUTE OF LOVETO THE MEMORY OF OUR BRAVE BOYSWHO ENLISTED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19187-6-1922.

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Local community

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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