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03-October-2013
03-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A cedar tree commemorates Corporal Frank Macdonald who was the last surviving Tasmanian to have fought in France during World War One.

Location

Address:Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.869581
Long: 147.331831
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 2003
Front Inscription

This cedar from the Soldiers` Memorial Avenue extension planted in 1926 has been dedicated to Cpl Frank Macdonald  MM 40th Battalion 1896 - 2003

Frank Macdonald was the last surviving Tasmanian to have fought in France during the Great War.  He was the last surviving Australian to have received a medal for gallantry during that conflict.

This tree has been dedicated to Frank Macdonald as the representative of all those men and women who served as soldiers, sailors, airmen, munition workers and nurses in Europe during the Great War of 1914 - 1918.

Lest We Forget

Tree dedicated on November 10th, 2003

Source: MA
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