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Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour : October 2013
Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour was planted as a memorial to local soldiers who served in the First World War.

The avenue of honour was dedicated in 1918 when 281 Canadian elms were planted alongside more than two kilometres of road leading into the town. A bugle call allowed simultaneous planting to begin. The fallen were remembered in alphabetical order (allowing family members who died overseas to be recalled to mind, together in groups). The MLA for Ballarat West, Major Matthew Baird, a veteran of the Western Front, officiated.

Avenue of Honor tree planting will take place at Bacchus Marsh on Saturday next, 10th August. The places of business in Bacchus Marsh will close at 12 noon sharp on Saturday next which is Avenue of Honor day. Major Baird, M.L.A., of Ballarat will be present at the Honor of Avenue ceremony.  It is expected that the Bacchus Marsh Honor Avenue will extend nearly to the new concrete bridge at Hopetoun, as there are 265 trees to be planted.
Melton Express (Vic), 3rd August 1918.




Address:Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh, 3340
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.677836
Long: 144.450336
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th August, 1918
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   Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Source: MA,SKP, VWHI
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