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Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour

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The Avenue was planted in 1917 in memory of soldiers who fought in World One. On the 27th July 1918 an additional 21 trees were planted on the avenue.

On Sunday the 27th January 1991 , there was a ceremony at Digby attended by approximately 450 people to celebrate the restoration of the town`s Avenue of Honour. Bronze plaques for the Digby and District service men who fought in the First World War were dedicated and placed by families at the foot of the avenue`s trees. There are 97 trees in the Avenue and 45 families of these soldiers had been traced at the time of the ceremony.

Location

Address:Portland - Casterton Road & Buckingham Street, Digby, 3309
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.803028
Long: 141.530799
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th August, 1917
Front Inscription

Digby Avenue of Honour World War I 1914 - 1918

This plaque is to commemorate the re-plaqueing of the original WWI Avenue 27.1.1991 also the opening of the WWII Memorial Park 31.1.1993 by RSL State President Mr. B. C. Ruxton O.B.E.

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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