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A plaque commemorates the Hamilton street which had the highest number of enlistments in Australia in World War One.
|Address:||Clarke Street, Hamilton, 3300|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.74605|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 11th November, 1987|
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