St Thomas` Church Memorial TowerPrint Page
Tower of the church commemorates parishioners who served in World War Two.
The Second World War was still in progress when in September, 1944, the matter of a War Memorial was discussed by the Vestry, and it was considered that such memorial should take the form of a Tower as an addition to the Church. The project had the full support of the parishioners, and later an appeal for funds was commenced. It was not until the end of 1953 that sufficient funds were in hand to commence the building. The final total cost of the tower, including extras and Architect’s fees was £7,500.
|Address:||760 Mount Alexander Road, St Thomas` Anglican Church, Moonee Ponds, 3039|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.765312|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Monument Designer:||Louis R. Williams|
|Monument Manufacturer:||E. Goetee & Son|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 28th March, 1954|
This stone which replaced one built in the church was laid by His Excellency the Governor of Victoria General Sir Dallas Brooks K.C.B., K.C.M.C., D.S.O., K.St.J. on 28th March 1954
This tower is a memorial to those who served in World War 1939 to 1945
Louis R. Williams F.R.A.I.A Architect
E. Goetee & Son Master Builders