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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.
|Address:||Portland - Casterton Road & Buckingham Street, Digby, 3309|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.803028|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Avenue of Honour|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 11th August, 1917|
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.