Taree War Memorial Clock Tower Back to Search

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Location Fotheringham Park, Victoria Street, Taree, Greater Taree - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial

It is in the form of a clock tower made from rock faced granite. A Latin Cross is recessed into the four stone faces of the memorial with a clock fixed to the centre of these crosses. At the base of these crosses is an inset marble panel lead-inset with the names of the dead as well as those who had volunteered. The monument faces west and contains a list 36 dead on the main panel. Panels set on the eastern, western and northern face of the monument also contain a list of those who had volunteered.

2 granite soldiers stand either side

Built Purnell & Fizelle
Opened 6 June 1925 by Major-General Cox

Front Inscription
These gave their lives.

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Erected to perpetuate the memory of the men of Taree District who served in the Great War.

1914 - 1919.

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
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Plaque :
Lest we forget the Western Front

They whom this memorial commemorates were numbered amongst those who answered the call of King and country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardships and dangers, were prepared to pass out of the sight of man by the path of duty and sacrifice that others may live in freedom.

Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.

Plaque :
They shall not grow old...

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straigh of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow ;
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted ;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old ;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.

O. L. Binyon (from For The Fallen)

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC
"We will remember them"

Taree RSL Sub Branch

Plaque :

"Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives, you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are at peace, wipe away the tears ;

Your sons are at peace, after having lost their lives on this land, they have become our sons as well."

Ataturk 1934

Right Side Inscription
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MARTIN, Percy Wilfred

Service number 1990
10th Infantry Battalion
Born 1894

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CLINCH, Leonard Arthur

Service number 381
2nd Infantry Battalion
Born 1889

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MILLIGAN, Uriel Anderson

Service number 4830
19th Infantry Battalion
Born 21 Nov 1898

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BASHAM, Maynard

Service number 4141
45th Infantry Battalion

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