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19-November-2016
19-November-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A pine tree commemorates those who served in World War One.

The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Turkish forces during the First World War between 6 and 10 August 1915. Casualties were heavy, 10,000 in total (7,000 Turkish, 3,000 Australian). Of these some 9,000 comprised fatalities. The Lone Pine action remains notorious to the present day. Seven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the Australian force as a consequence of fighting at Lone Pine.

The Lone Pine was a solitary tree on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915. Pines which are planted as a memorial to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in Gallipoli are also known as "Lone Pines" or "Gallipoli Pines", referencing the original tree.

 

Location

Address:1011 Beechworth - Wodonga Road, Wooragee Primary School , Wooragee, 3747
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.290481
Long: 146.730793
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 24th April, 1995
Front Inscription

Aleppo Pine

Descendant of the original lone pine of Gallipoli

Presented by Legacy

Lest we forget

Unveiled by Mr Harry Poyntz
VX100292
24. 4. 1995

Source: MA
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