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08-February-2015
08-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

An avenue of trees commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. 

Initially, it was believed that the trees were planted in memory of those who served in World War Two but research revealed that some of the soldiers had served and died in World War One.

About seven months ago, Michael Whitehead decided to research the names embossed on plaques that line Whittlesea’s Avenue of Honour. The RSL member discovered that two of the 45 soldiers named were part of an August 7, 1915 offensive – the last major attempt by Allied forces at Gallipoli to break the stalemate that had persisted since April 25 that year.

He said the soldiers’ remains had never been recovered. “They deserve to be known,” Mr Whitehead said.

During the past month, Whittlesea council, with state government funding, has removed and restored all the city’s plaques and placed them in more prominent locations, each with space for flowers to be placed alongside. Mr Whitehead, a military historian, mounted his standard-bred horse last week as the finishing touches were completed for the new plaques in Church Street.
Star Weekly, August 10, 2015. 

Location

Address:Church Street, Whittlesea, 3757
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.512206
Long: 145.118016
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1990s
Source: RSLV,SKP, VWHI, MA
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