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Location Bunya & Burnett Highways, Goomeri, Gympie Regional Council - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

White concrete tower with brass plates

The Goomeri War Memorial Clock is situated on a traffic island at the intersection of the Burnett and Wide Bay Highways. It was unveiled on 15 November 1940 by RSL State President R. D. Huish. It was erected at a cost of £700, raised by the Goomeri Returned Services League Sub-Branch. A metal door bearing a bronze Australian Coat of Arms surrounded by a laurel wreath is recessed into the north face. The dates 1914 and 1919 are located above and below the wreath, also in bronze.
Polished granite plaques are located on each of the other faces, with names of those who made the supreme sacrifice. The clock itself is located at the top of the tower and comprises four faces which are illuminated at night. The letters Lest we forget (reading clockwise) replace the numerals on each clock face. Goomeri's Anzac Day Service and Wreath Laying is held at the Memorial Clock.

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Opened 15 November 1940 by Raymond Huish, State President RSL
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

Condition

Good

Names

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CLARKE, Richard Francis

Service number 1664
Corporal
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Dec 1896

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DAHLKE, Percy James

Service number 40
Private
Born 13 Mar 1896

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