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Two posts erected for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorate the former Clayton Avenue of Honour which was established in honour of the men of the district who enlisted in World War One. The Avenue of Honour which was planted in 1918 was lost to development in the 1940s.

One post is located at the Cenotaph and the other is located at Clayton RSL.

To commemorate the action of the men who have enlisted from the district, an honour avenue of 80 trees was planted in Clayton road, Clayton, on Saturday afternoon. The idea came from the Clayton and Clarinda trench comforts fund committee, and the trees and guards were provided by the Mulgrave Shire Council. Captain Bruce, M.H.R., and Mr. Groves, M.L.A., were present at the ceremony. The guests welcomed by the president of the shire, Cr. H. Coleman; patriotic songs were sung by the school children, and the work of planting the trees commenced. Captain Bruce and Mr Groves afterwards spoke at the public hall.
Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.),
20 July 1918.


Address:264 Clayton Road, Remembrance Gardens, Clayton, 3168
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.923088
Long: 145.120282
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

WW1 Avenue of Honour,
Clayton Road Clayton
Commemorating those from
the South Riding of the Shire
of Mulgrave who served in the
First World War. The original
planting of Portugese Oak
was made in June 1918. The
Avenue spanned both sides
of Clayton Road from the
Convalescent Home for Women
(McCulloch House) at the north
to Centre Road at the south
with a short extension into
Carinish Road. The Clayton
Road Avenue was lost to
development in the late 1940s.

The Spirit Lives
2014 -2018


Left Side Inscription
Avenue of Honour
Source: MA
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