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St. Thomas Church Memorial Tower : 20-January-2012
St. Thomas Church Memorial Tower : 20-January-2012

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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.

Location

Address:760 Mount Alexander Road, St Thomas` Anglican Church, Moonee Ponds, 3039
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.765312
Long: 144.924464
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Louis R. Williams
Monument Manufacturer:E. Goetee & Son

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th March, 1954
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR
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