Lefroy Avenue of Honour Print Page
Eleven men from Lefroy, out of 122 who enlisted, made the supreme sacrifice in battles in Gallipoli and the Western Front during the Great War and in September, 1918, a tree planting took place known as the Lefroy Memorial Avenue of Honour.
For many years these trees were called ``Soldier Trees'' by the locals but unfortunately, over the years, the avenue fell into disrepair and only three of the original 11 oaks remained.
The Returned Services League of Australia was made aware of the plight of the Avenue in 2006 and with grants and donations from the Australian and Tasmanian governments, the George Town Council and the George Town RSL the site has been restored and transformed.
|Address:||Richards Street, Lefroy, 7252|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.101455|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Avenue of Honour|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||September-1918|
Lefroy Avenue of Honour
In memory of Lefroy`s fallen servicemen during the Great War
1914 - 18
Renovated and rededicated by the Georgetown RSL Sub Branch with the assistance of the Municipal Council.
"Lest We Forget"