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Memorial Clock Tower : 07-July-2011
Memorial Clock Tower : 07-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Memorial Clock Tower was originally unveiled on the 4th August 1928 in memory of those from the district who served in World War One.  The names of the fallen of World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date. The memorial was re-erected in 1967 and additional plaques were added to commemorate the fallen in later conflicts. 

Conceived as a War Memorial after World War One, the Clock Tower was erected on the corner of Whitehorse Road (Main Street) and Warrandyte Road. It was formally unveiled by the Mayor of the newly formed Borough of Ringwood, Cr Mackinlay, and not by military ceremony. The Clock Tower became an icon and, increasingly, a traffic hazard. With the planned development of Eastland Shopping Centre nearby, it was decided, after some controversy, to re-erect the Clock Tower at the site of the former Coolstores on the corner of Whitehorse Road and Wantirna Road. It was re-dedicated in December 1967.

Location

Address:Maroondah Highway & Wantirna Road, Clock Tower Park , Ringwood, 3134
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.815977
Long: 145.227628
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th December, 1967
Front Inscription

In Memory
Of Those
Who Made The
Great 
Sacrifice

THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
(Names)

WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
In Honor 
(Names)

 

Plaque:
IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
KOREA 1950 - 1953
VIETNAM 1962 - 1972

"LEST WE FORGET"

Plaque:
THIS MEMORIAL BEING A FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL
MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN 1967 IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO
MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
AND IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 AND ALSO IN HONOUR
OF ALL WHO RESPONDED TO THE CALL OF DUTY.

IT WAS DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
On 9th December 1967
         By
THE CHAPLAIN OF THE RINGWOOD CITY COUNCIL,
MAJOR GORDON INGLIS,
And Unveiled By 
MAJOR GENERAL L. E. BEAVIS, C. B., C.B.E., D.S.O.
At The Ceremony Presided Over By 
The Mayor Of The City Of Ringwood,
COUNCILLOR NORMAN AUS, J.P.

 

Plaque:
IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
MALAYA
SABAH - SARAWAK
MALAY PENINSULA 1948 - 1966
"LEST WE FORGET"

Plaque:
THE ORIGINAL MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER WAS LOCATED ON
MAROONDAH HIGHWAY AT THE JUNCTION OF WARRANDYTE
ROAD. IT WAS ERECTED AS A RESULT OF PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTIONS
AND A GRANT BY THE RINGWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL.


IT WAS UNVEILED ON 4TH AUGUST, 1928
                      BY 

THE MAYOR OF THE BOROUGH OF RINGWOOD
CR. W. MACKINLAY, J. P.

Left Side Inscription
IN HONOR 
(Names) 
Back Inscription
IN HONOR 
(Names) 
Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP
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