Avenue of Honour Memorial StonePrint Page
At the Avon Shire Council meeting on Monday, Cr. Carter suggested that steps be taken to plant an avenue of trees between Stratford and Sale to be dedicated to the soldiers who had volunteered from the district. He proposed that each tree should bear a tablet, or, better still, that a permanent record be kept in the shire of each soldier who had volunteered. The Avon Shire and Sale Borough could, with the assistance of money subscribed, carry out the work, each starting at their respective ends. The tree planting season would commence in a few months' time. The council had already decided on the erection of an honour board, to be placed in the shire or Mechanics' Hall. An avenue of trees would be a most desirable way to perpetuate the memory of those who had gone forth to war.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 10 January 1918.
The official opening of Stratford's section of the Soldiers' Memorial Avenue, on the Sale-Stratford road, eventuated yesterday afternoon, when a special service was held on the roadside, which was attended by residents from all parts of the district. Addresses apropos of the occasion were delivered by representatives of the clergy, members of Parliament and prominent citizens.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 2 September 1918.
|Address:||Princes Highway , In front of Stratford Cemetery, Stratford, 3862|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.994132|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||January-2010|
This stone replaces the trees of the
original Avenue of honour, planted as a
bond between the townships of Sale
and Stratford, in memory of those locals
who served in the Great War.
Lest We Forget
J. Printz OAM D.Carstairs