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23-April-2017 (Arthur Garland)
23-April-2017 (Arthur Garland)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Arthur Garland

A plaque commemorates the Hamilton street which had the highest number of enlistments in Australia in World War One.

The original plaque unveiled in 1987 was replaced on 11 November 2014.  The inscription on the original plaque was : -

Lest We Forget. (see Photo)

The plaque records the grateful recognition of the city of Hamilton for the notable contribution of the residents of Clarke Street during the 1914-1918 Great War. Some 26 men from Clarke Street enlisted for military service thus constituting the highest enlistment/resident ratio in the Commonwealth of Australia.

The borough of Hamilton planted the first memorial avenue of trees in Clarke Street on 24th August 1918. This plaque was unveiled on Armistice Day 1987.



Address:Clarke Street, Hamilton, 3300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.74605
Long: 142.016436
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 2014
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget.

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The Plaque Records The Grateful Recognition Of The City Of Hamilton For The Notable Contribution Of The Residents Of Clarke Street During The 1914-1918 Great War.

Some 29 Men From Clarke Street Enlisted For Military Service Thus Constituting The Highest Enlistment/Resident Ratio In The Commonwealth Of Australia.

The Borough Of Hamilton Planted The First Memorial Avenue Of Trees In Clarke Street On 24th August 1918.

This Original Plaque Was Unveiled On Armistice Day, 1987.

This Plaque Was Unveiled On 11 November 2014

Source: MA,RUMV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au