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The Rushworth War Memorial Clock Tower commemorates those Australian servicemen and women who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

It was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One with the names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two and subsequent conflicts added at a later date. 

The clock tower was designed by the Shire Engineer, Arthur E. Castles (Glasgow Store designer) and the building was dedicated in March 1923 and the clock was installed in 1926. 

Lord Stradbroke visited Rushworth on Saturday for the purpose of dedicating the Soldiers Memorial Kiosk. He was met at the outlet to the Waranga basin, two miles from the town, by a section of light horsemen and motor cars, and was escorted to the shire hall, where he was welcomed by the president of the Shire of Waranga (Councillor M. Ryan) and councillors, and presented with an illuminated address.  A procession of returned soldiers and  school children, headed by the band, marched to the memorial kiosk, where a large crowd of people from all parts of the district had assembled. Lord Stradbroke said that he esteemed it an honour to be present to perform the ceremony of dedicating a memorial to those who had sacrificed their lives and  those who had been spared to return. The service was conducted by the Rev Gordon Nelson, Anglican minister, assisted by the Rev. G. T. Doherty, of the Methodist Church.
The Argus (Melbourne), 26th March 1923.



Address:High Street, Rushworth, 3612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.587081
Long: 145.015953
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Arthur E Castles


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th March, 1923
Front Inscription

The Great War 1914 - 1918 

Shire of Waranga Honor Roll  

In Memoriam

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

The Second World War  1939 - 1945  

Rushworth Honor Roll

In Memoriam
[ Names ]

Plaque :

Rushworth R&SL Sub-Branch

This plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II and the memory of the men and women who served 

`Lest We Forget`

Back Inscription

The Great War 1914 - 1918

Shire of Waranga Honor Roll

In Memoriam
[ Names ]


Right Side Inscription

Plaque :

In appreciation.  

To all those residents of the Shire of Waranga who gave service to their country during the Second War War 1939 - 1945 

Plaque :

Rushworth Returned Servicemen World War II
[ Names ]

Plaque :

Korean War 

1950 - 1953 Active Service

1953 - 1956 Peacekeeping

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