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2nd Machine Gun Battalion : 22-September-2011
2nd Machine Gun Battalion : 22-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The tree commemorates those who served with the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, 5th, 6th, 7th and 22nd Companies during World War One.  It was planted on the 4th August 1934 and was No. 67 in the ballot and was planted by Mr. L. Nathan. 

The 2nd Machine Gun Battalion was formed in 1918 and consolidated the Machine Gun Companies of the three brigades within the Division; the 5th, 6th and 7th. and the 22nd Machine Gun Company (the latter being one of five numbered 21- 25 raised to give each Division an extra Machine Gun Company.

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:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

2nd Machine Gun Battalion.  

5th  6th 7th & 22nd Companies.


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