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Russian ANZACS : 13-November-2011
Russian ANZACS : 13-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The tree commemorates the one thousand Russian ANZAC`s who fought at Gallipoli and the Somme.

As World War One was declared there were several thousand citizens of the Russian Empire living in Australia. As young Australians lined up to enrol, young Russians sought permission from the Imperial Russian Consul, Mr A. N. d`Abaza, for a licence to also enlist in the 1st Australian Imperial Force.

The thousand men who went away fought with distinction, winning nine Military Medals. During the Battle of Pozieres an entire section of the 9th Battalion was made up of Russian-born soldiers.


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 Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th September, 2007
Front Inscription

In blessed memory of the Imperial Russian Forces who served in WWI and the one thousand Russian citizens who
fought in the 1st A.I.F.

1914 - 1918 

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