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27-October-2020 (Lynn Skillern)
27-October-2020 (Lynn Skillern)

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An avenue of trees planted in 1918 commemorates those who served in World War One. The first tree in the avenue was planted in memory of General Birdwood. 

The Place of Reflexion list the names of those from Leongatha and District (the West Riding of the then Woorayl Shire) who enlisted for World War One.  There are 371 men and one woman listed.


Address:Roughead Street & Wild Dog Valley Road, Leongatha, 3953
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.468208
Long: 145.950358
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd June, 1918
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The Great War 1914 - 1918
Avenue of Honour

The trees in the Wild Dog Valley Road north of this point and in Yarragon Road, north easterly of this point to Horn Street were planted on the 22nd June 1918 to commemorate the men of this district who served on active service overseas during the Great War 1914 - 1918.

Erected by the Council of the Shire of Woorayl 1968 to replace name plaques attached to each tree at the time of planting.

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