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Goomeri Memorial Clock Tower was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The names of the fallen of World War Two were added at a later date. The concrete memorial honours the nine local men who fell in the First World War and the twelve who fell in the Second World War.
The Clock has the words Lest We Forget instead of numbers.
The memorial was unveiled by Raymond Huish, State President RSL, on the 15th November 1940. The memorial is in the form of a column 30 feet high with a four faced electric clock bearing the words "Lest We Forget " instead of numbers . On a plate is engraved the names of those whose memory the monument was erected for. The cost of the monument was £700.
Townsville Daily Bulletin, 26th November 1940.
|Address:||Bunya & Burnett Highways, Goomeri, 4601|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.182285|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Ernest Gunderson (Brisbane, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 15th November, 1940|
ERECTED IN HONOUR OF
THE BRAVE MEN FROM
WHO FOUGHT AND SERVED IN
THE GREAT WAR
HAVING HEARD THE CALL
THEY ANSWERED IT
1914 - 1918
The Great War
[ Names ]
28 May 2000
Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the dedication of this Memorial Clock (8-11-1940)
2nd World War
1939 - 1945
[ Names ]
1945 - 1995
In Honour Of
The Men & Women Who Served
Australia In Time Of Conflict
During World War II
LEST WE FORGET