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24th Battalion : 23-September-2011
24th Battalion : 23-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

A Lone Pine tree commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action while serving with with 24th Infantry Battalion of World War One. The pine tree was planted in 1934 and was No. 108 in the ballot. 

One of the most picturesque ceremonies yet held at the Shrine of Remembrance will take place on Saturday, 4th August, when nearly 100 trees will be planted along the main approaches - on the city side. Each tree will represent a Victorian unit or association, and each will be planted by a representative of the unit concerned after a brief, address at 3 p.m. by the chairman of the shrine trustees (Sir H. Chauvel) at the intersection of the main approach and Government House drive. The position of the trees for each unit was selected by ballot. 
Age (Melbourne), 24 July 1934.


The 24th Battalion A.I.F. and A.M.F , will make its annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Remembrance on Sunday, which is the nearest Sunday to October 5, the anniversary of the battalion's last action, at Montbrehain. The regimental colour with escort and band will lead members of the A.I.F. from the Linlithgow statue. A salute will be given to the lone pine planted by the battalion near the north east corner of the shrine in memory of its fallen. The memorial service will be conducted by the Rev A. P Bladen. 
The Age ( Melbourne), 1 October, 1936. 

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
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 4th August, 1934
Front Inscription

Lone Pine

Grown from Gallipoli Lone Pine seed

In remembrance of fallen comrades

24th Battalion A.I.F.

Source: MA,SKP
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