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16-May-2014
16-May-2014
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The Gallipoli Oak was planted in remembrance by Henry Leech Dunkeld for the RSL on Anzac Day 1993 in memory of those who served in World War One.

The tree was replaced and a plaque unveiled on the 11th November 2005 detailing the original planting and Henry Leech`s contribution to the Dunkeld RSL. 

Location

Address:Glenelg Highway & Sterling Street, Dunkeld, 3294
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.64515
Long: 142.34948
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 2005
Front Inscription

Gallipoli Oak
Quercus Calliprinus
The First Tree Planted
In The Arboretum By
Henry F. Leech
For The Dunkeld RSL On
ANZAC Day, April 25th, 1993
Henry Leech enlisted in 1941 and served in the 2/29 Battalion in the Pacific.  He was captured by the Japanese and spent three years on the Burma Railway.

Henry has held all offices
in the Dunkeld RSL,
of which he is a life member
Unveiled 11-11-2005 By J. N. Myers
President Dunkeld RSL Sub-branch

Source: MA,SKP
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