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22-March-2019 (Neil Follett)
22-March-2019 (Neil Follett)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Neil Follett

The monument  dedicates the Avenue of Honour to the men of the 1st Australian Imperial Force who volunteered to serve in World War One.

The plaques were erected on 9 November 2009 courtesy of grants from the Victorian Veterans Council and the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs. The monument was formally unveiled at a ceremony on 21 February 2010 by the Honourable Alan Griffin, MP, Minister for Veterans Affairs

On Sunday 2 May 1948, a Commemoration Service was conducted by the Yarra Glen & District Tourist and Progress Association and the RSSILA at which the avenue of oak trees was dedicated as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the two world wars. The trees were donated by Major E Lang. The street was re-named ANZAC Avenue at some time between 1948 and 1968.


Address:ANZAC Avenue & Bell Street (Melba Highway), , Yarra Glen, 3775
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.657022
Long: 145.374487
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st February, 2010
Front Inscription

This Avenue of Honour is dedicated to those men of the 1st AIF who volunteered to serve in World War I
(1914 - 1918)

[ Names ]

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them , nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

"O pause for a moment wheree'r you may be
Who breathe the sweet air of this land of the free
And ponder the question ; What more could they give,
Whose fate was to die that the Nation should live?

Today, where the Yarra flows down from the Glen
And spreads its wide waters o'er moorland and fen,
In honor of those whose brave spirits are flown

The people unveil their memorial stone,
Its tapering finger that points to the sky
Shall carry their names to the Throne up on high,
And - firm as their hearts when they fronted the foe -

Shall tell of their deeds through the ages below
So think of the hearts that are mourning today
For heroes who sleep in a land far away,
And stand for a moment with uncovered head
While Yarra Glen district pays court to its Dead"



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