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The tree commemorates those who served with the 50th Infantry Battalion during World War One. It was planted in 1934 and was No. 86 in the ballot. 

The Battalion was originally raised in 1916 for service during the World War One and took part in the fighting in the trenches of the Western Front in France and Belgium before being amalgamated with the 51st Battalion in early 1919 following the German Spring Offensive reduced the numbers in both battalions.

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
Approx. Event Start Date:1916
Approx. Event End Date:1919


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