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05-August-2014
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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.

Location

Address:Bunya & Burnett Highways, Goomeri, 4601
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.182285
Long: 152.06811
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Ernest Gunderson (Brisbane, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th November, 1940
Front Inscription

ERECTED IN HONOUR OF 
THE BRAVE MEN FROM 
      GOOMERI 
          AND 
        DISTRICT 
WHO FOUGHT AND SERVED IN 
THE GREAT WAR
HAVING HEARD THE CALL 
THEY ANSWERED IT

1914 - 1918
The Great War 

Supreme Sacrifice
[ Names ]

1914  1918
 

Left Side Inscription

28 May 2000

Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the dedication of this Memorial Clock (8-11-1940)

Back Inscription

1914  

1918

Right Side Inscription

2nd World War 
1939 - 1945

Supreme Sacrifice 

[ Names ]

Plaque :

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

In Honour Of
The Men & Women Who Served
Australia In Time Of Conflict
During World War II

LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,MIV,QWMR
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