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A tree planted by the Rats of Tobruk Association commemorates Mrs. W. D. Thompson MBE.
The planting of the Avenue of Honour commenced in June 1917 on the suggestion of Mrs W. D. Thompson, a director of clothing firm E. Lucas & Co, Ballarat, that an avenue of trees be planted in honour of the men and women of the district who had enlisted for service.
Following cessation of hostilities in 1919 and completion of the avenue plantings, the 'Lucas Girls' led by Mrs W. D. Thompson began planning and fund raising for a commemorative arch to provide an entrance to the Avenue of Honour.
She was awarded an MBE in 1941.
|Address:||Wendouree Parade, Botanic Gardens, Ballarat, 3350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.547608|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
Rats of Tobruk Association
In memory of Mrs W D Thompson MBE