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02-July-2017
02-July-2017

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

A pine tree commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

The Lone Pine was the name given to a solitary tree on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915 during World War One and it was the sole survivor of a group of trees that had been cut down by Turkish soldiers who had used the timber and branches to cover their trenches.

The tree was obliterated during the battle; however, pine cones that had remained attached to the cut branches over the trenches were retrieved by two Australian soldiers and brought home to Australia.

 

Location

Address:Cherry Gardens Road, Cherry Gardens Soldiers Memorial Park, Cherry Gardens, 5157
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.06276
Long: 138.656901
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

This pine tree grown from the Lone Pine in Gallipoli is a living reminder to all Australians of the supreme sacrifices made in the Great 1914 / 1918.

Their sacrifice our heritage

Lest we forget

Source: MA
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