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An Aleppo Pine was planted to commemorate William Dunstan, a former pupil of Golden Point Primary School who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C).

William Dunstan  (1895–1957) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.

Corporal Dunstan was awarded the VC for his actions on 9 August 1915, at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey.  The enemy made a determined counter-attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by a lieutenant (Frederick Harold Tubb), two corporals (Alexander Stewart Burton and Corporal Dunstan) and a few men. The enemy blew in the sand-bag barricade, leaving only a foot standing, but the lieutenant and the two corporals repelled the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade and on each occasion they were repelled and the barricade rebuilt.

Dunstan was blind for almost a year after Lone Pine. He later achieved the rank of Lieutenant.

Location

Address:Otway Street South , Canadian Lead Primary School , Ballarat East, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.573227
Long: 143.876937
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:09-August-1915
Actual Event End Date:09-August-1915
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th April, 2008
Front Inscription

ALEPPO PINE
Descendant of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli
Presented by Legacy
Lest We Forget

Source: MA,ADB
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