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The Annerley Drill Hall site was purchased from local pioneer William Stephens in 1913 for the compulsory training of cadets. It was initially known as the Junction Park Drill Hall.


NAA Plan

Location of the Annerley Drill Hal


NAA Plan

Layout of the Annerley Drill Hall


During WWII, Area 15 of the 7th Brigade Area Staff operated from the Annerley Drill Hall for recruiting purposes.


Photo:- AWM 127253

3.7" Heavy Anti-aircraft Guns stored at 7th Base Ordnance Depot Annerley on 11 April 1946


I found the above photograph on the AWM site and on checking the BCC 1946 aerial photos for the Annerley Drill Hall (see below), I was able to confirm that the above photo was taken at the Dudley Street Drill Hall at Annerley.


Photo:- BCC 1946

The 3.7" Heavy Anti-aircraft Guns shown at Annerley in the above AWM photo
can be seen in this 1946 aerial photo of the Annerley Drill Hall at Dudley Street.


In more recent years the Annerley Drill Hall area has been converted into an accommodation area comprising the original Annerley Drill Hall from WWI and WWII known as Annerley Quarters and the 1954 Army Drill Hall Building known as Garrison 14.


Photo:- Des Wing 2022

Annerley Quarters sign in front of the original Drill Hall


Photo:- Des Wing 2022

Original Annerley Drill Hall


Photo:- Des Wing 2022

Garrison 14 is the name of the accommodation complex now
 located on the site of the Annerley Army Reserve Depot


Photo:- Des Wing 2022

Close-up of the sign


Photo:- Des Wing 2022

The Annerley Army Reserve Depot sign


Photo:- Des Wing 2022

Garrison 14 accommodation


Military Conscription in Australia during WWII



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This page first produced 19 September 2022

This page last updated 22 September 2022