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6th Battalion : 21-September-2011
6th Battalion : 21-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

A tree commemorates those who served with the 6th Battalion during World War One. The tree was planted on the 4th Agust 1934 and was No. 69 in the ballot. 

Following the outbreak of the First World War, the decision was made to raise an all volunteer force outside of the existing Citizens Forces units for overseas service known as the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). The 6th Battalion was completely recruited from Victoria, drawing from Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs to the north.

One of the most picturesque ceremonies yet held at the Shrine of Remembrance will take place on Saturday, 4th August, when nearly 100 trees will be planted along the main approaches - on the city side. Each tree will represent a Victorian unit or association, and each will be planted by a representative of the unit concerned after a brief, address at 3 p.m. by the chairman of the shrine trustees (Sir H. Chauvel) at the intersection of the main approach and Government House drive. The position of the trees for each unit was selected by ballot. 
Age (Melbourne), 24 July 1934.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th August, 1934
Front Inscription

6TH BATTALION

Source: MA,SKP
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