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The tree commemorates those who served with the 5th Division Signal Company during World War One. The tree was planted in 1934 by Mr. C. W. Pearson and was No.3  in the ballot. 

Division Signals Companies belonged to the the Royal Australian Engineers during World War One. Later, the Royal Australian Signals Corps was created. The Division Signals Company was tasked with providing communications from the Headquarters to those of subordinate formations. In the case of 5th Division, this meant the 8th (composite) 14th (NSW) and 15th (Vic) Brigades and Division units (Artillery, Engineers, Pioneers, MG Battalions and Services etc).

One of the most picturesque ceremonies yet held at the Shrine of Remembrance will take place on Saturday, 4th August, when nearly 100 trees will be planted along the main approaches - on the city side. Each tree will represent a Victorian unit or association, and each will be planted by a representative of the unit concerned after a brief, address at 3 p.m. by the chairman of the shrine trustees (Sir H. Chauvel) at the intersection of the main approach and Government House drive. The position of the trees for each unit was selected by ballot. 
Age (Melbourne), 24 July 1934.


Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th August, 1934
Source: MA,SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au