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8th Battalion : 23-September-2011
8th Battalion : 23-September-2011
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The tree commemorates those who served with the 8th Battalion during World War One.  The tree was planted on the 4th August 1934 and was No. 104 in the ballot. 

The 8th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Initially raised in 1914 for the First Australian Imperial Force during the First World War the battalion was completely recruited from Victoria and formed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. During the war it fought at Gallipoli and in France and Belgium on the Western Front.


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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th August, 1934
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8th Battalion

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