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War Memorial Clock Tower : 12-04-2014
War Memorial Clock Tower : 12-04-2014

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

The War Memorial Clock Tower was originally erected in memory of the men of the Shire who served in World War One. The tower now contains plaques dedicated to those who fell in the Boer War and Gallipoli and France. Honour rolls of enlistments for World War One and World War Two have also been placed on the memorial.

Mr. Harold C. Trigg, A.R.V.I.A. in conjunction with Mr. Douglas McCalman, has just accepted the tender of Mr. Charles Peeler, contractor of Sandringham, for the erection of a unique war memorial at Woodend. The structure is a 60-feet high clock tower square on plan and continued from stylobate up to the clock spaces. From thence it has an octagonal drum which is surmounted with a dome. The tower will be erected in reinforced concrete and the architectural features will be on classical lines of simple and dignified character. The cost of the work including the clocks will amount to £900, and it is expected that the contract will be completed within three months.
Geelong Advertiser, 31 December 1926. 

Location

Address:High Street, Woodend, 3442
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.357053
Long: 144.527414
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr Harold Trigg & Douglas McCallum (architects)
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Charles Peeler (Contractor)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1928
Front Inscription

Erected By The People Of
Woodend And Newham District In
Honor Of The Men Of The Shire Who
Served In The Great War 1914 -1919

Left Side Inscription

    (Plaque)

    WORLD WAR I
GALLIPOLI, FRANCE
TO COMMEMORATE THE MEN
OF THIS DISTRICT WHO PAID
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
         1914 -1918

    
(Plaque)
IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED 1914-1918 WAR
FROM SHIRE OF WOODEND,NEWHAM & DISTRICT
WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY
         FOR YOUR TOMORROW
             WE GAVE OUR TODAY
                           (Names)

 


 

Back Inscription

            BOER WAR
        SOUTH AFRICA
TO COMMEMORATE THE MEN
OF THIS DISTRICT WHO PAID
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
             1899 - 1902

(Plaque)
Persons enlisting from Woodend and Newham Shire
                  for World War 2
                     1939 - 1945 
                       
(Names)

 

Right Side Inscription
(Plaque)
IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED 1914-1918 WAR
FROM SHIRE OF WOODEND,NEWHAM & DISTRICT
WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY
         FOR YOUR TOMORROW
             WE GAVE OUR TODAY
                           (Names)

 
Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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