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Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour

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The Avenue was planted on the 11th August 1917 in memory of soldiers who fought in World One. On the 27th July 1918 an additional 21 trees were planted in 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:Clarke 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

Plaque:
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.

Inscription in Proximity
   THIS
SOLDIERS`
AVENUE
Was Planted
Aug 11th 1917
Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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