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Clarke Street Monument : 25-August-2011
Clarke Street Monument : 25-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the Hamilton street which had the highest number of enlistments in Australia in World War One.

Location

Address:Clarke Street, Hamilton, 3300
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.74605
Long: 142.016436
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
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:Wednesday 11th November, 1987
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget.

The plaque records the grateful recognition of the city of Hamilton for the notable contribution of the residents of Clarke Street during the 1914-1918 Great War. Some 26 men from Clarke Street enlisted for military service thus constituting the highest enlistment/resident ration in the Commonwealth of Australia.

The borough of Hamilton planted the first memorial avenue of trees in Clarke Street on 24th August 1918. This plaque was unveiled on Armistice Day 1987

Source: MA,RUMV
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