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The Avenue of Honour was planted on the 13th October 1917 in honour of the Bentleigh Soldiers. 70 trees were planted along the entrance to Bentleigh reserve and around the oval. Further trees were planted in 1920. It is not known how many original trees are still standing.

A number of trees were planted some time ago in the Recreation Ground, each of them bearing an inscription carrying the name of a local soldier who had been killed on active service. Recently a memorial tablet was added thereto which is to be unveiled by Mr O. R. Snowball, M.L.A. tomorrow. A rough granite block is mounted on a brick and concrete foundation upon which the tablet has been placed.  It bears the inscription  "For King and Country, in honor of the Bentleigh boys who fought in the Great War. 1914 -19." 
Moorabbin News (Vic), 7 December 1918.

Location

Address:Jasper Road, Bentleigh Reserve , Bentleigh, 3204
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.920698
Long: 145.042625
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
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th October, 1917
Source: MA, SKP, VWHI
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