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The Clock Tower was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

The names of those who died in service or were killed in action of World War Two were added at a later date. 

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
Long: 152.06811
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Ernest Gunderson (Brisbane, QLD)


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



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

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