Plaque

Australia House - centenary of its opening

Erection date: 2018

Inscription

This stone marks the visit of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall to commemorate the centenary of the opening of Australia House by His Majesty King George V on the 3 August 1918.

Site: Australia House (2 memorials)

WC2, Strand, High Commission of Australia

The plaques are just inside the entrance to the building.

Although the foundation stone was laid in 1913, WW1 got in the way, and the building wasn't opened until August 1918.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Australia House - centenary of its opening

Subjects commemorated i

Australia House

Home of the High Commission of Australia. Designed by Alexander Marshall Mack...

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Camilla, Queen Consort

Born London as Camilla Rosemary Shand. 1973 married Andrew Parker Bowles, 199...

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King Charles III

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King George V

Reigned: 1910 - 1936.  Born third in line to the throne, after his father (wh...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Australia House - centenary of its opening

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Australia House - laying of foundation stone

Australia House - laying of foundation stone

This stone was laid by His Majesty King George V on the twenty-fourth day of ...

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