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24-September-2013
24-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Six rows of trees planted in memory of those from the Woodhouse-Nareeb district who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two. Trees were also planted for 8th Division nursing staff who lost their lives during the evacuation of Singapore. 

The trees were originally planted in 1954 and dedicated by Sister Jeffrey on the 18th September 1955. After the plantation had been threatened by a bushfire in 1977 it was decided to place a memorial cairn at the site. The cairn regarding the trees was dedicated on the 5th November 1978 by Sister Jeffrey. 

Location

Address:Bundoran Lane & Hamilton Chatsworth Road , Woodhouse, 3294
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.807542
Long: 142.490961
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 17th September, 1954
Front Inscription

THESE TREES 
WERE PLANTED BY 
DISTRICT PEOPLE 
IN MEMORY OF 
SERVICEMEN & WOMEN 
WHO DIED SERVING 
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE 
1939-45 WAR, INCLUDING 
NURSING SISTERS 
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 
IN THE JAVA SEAS 
AND ON BANKA ISLAND 
DEDICATED 1978 
     By 
SISTER BETTY JEFFREY
"LEST WE FORGET" 
Erected By
Woodhouse Nareeb RSL 1978

Source: MA,VWHI, VHD
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