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02-August-2015
02-August-2015

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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 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. 

The honor roll being daily expected for the Soldiers’ Memorial, it will; at an early date, be made ready for dedication. The invitation from the shire to the Earl of Stradbroke has been passed by the Premier to His Excellency, within whose convenience a date will be selected for his visit, and arrangements made for his reception in a befitting manner. 
Shepparton Advertiser (Vic), 19 October 1922.

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.


 

 

Location

Address:High Street, Median Strip, Rushworth, 3612
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.587081
Long: 145.015953
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Arthur E Castles

Dedication

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 :

Australia Remembers
1945 -1995

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

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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