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24-September-2011
24-September-2011

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The Clock and Tower War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One and was completed in 1929. 

Monument characteristics :

Tall clock tower structure with four faces bearing marble plaques.

Arrangements have been finalised by the members of the Wauchope Ladies' Auxiliary for the erection of the soldiers' memorial in front of the Council Chambers. The ceremony of laying the foundation stone will take place at the conclusion of the religious service on Anzac Day. The stone will be laid by the Shire President, Cr. J. Gamack. Invitations have been issued to the several members for the district, and other representative citizens to be present. The guests will be entertained at luncheon by the ladies, who are also providing luncheon for the general public at a nominal charge, proceeds of which will go to the funds. The contract for the erection of the monument has been let to Messrs. Brunt and Brown. The structure will be of concrete, and be surmounted by an ornamental tower, with provision for a town clock. 
Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW), 
16 April 1927.


Wauchope`s war memorial was completed this week. The memorial consists of a clock and tower, standing in a commanding position in the foreground of the Council Chambers. A bell and striking apparatus has also been installed, the chimes being audible for miles away. The cost of the memorial was about £1200. The whole organisation necessary was carried out by the ladies' auxiliary. A clock and town memorial was once proposed for Armidale and many a regret has been expressed since that the proposal was not carried into effect.
Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW),
14 June 1929.

Location

Address:47-51 High Street, Wauchope Library, Wauchope, 2446
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.457222
Long: 152.731389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Clock
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs Brunt & Brown

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1927
Front Inscription

In Memory of
The Fallen And
Those Who Served
In The Great War
1914 - 1918
GALLIPOLI

Plaque:
This Stone Was Laid By
Cr J GAMACK Shire President
   on ANZAC DAY 
          1927

 

 

Left Side Inscription

   

Back Inscription

 In Memory of
  The Fallen And
         Of
Those Who Served
          In 
Malaya  1948 - 1960
Korea  1950 - 1954
Borneo  1962 - 1966
Vietnam  1962 - 1972

Right Side Inscription

    In Memory of 
The Fallen And
         Of
Those Who Served
        In The
     Great War
   1914 - 1918
       EGYPT
MESOPOTAMIA

Plaque:

To our gallant dead
Who Paid The Supreme Sacrifice
In The Second World War
     1939 - 1945
"At The Going Down Of The Sun
And In The Morning,
We Will Remember Them."

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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