The Avenue of Honour was originally planted in 1924 to remember Dimboola servicemen who did not return from World War I. The avenue lines the southern part of our main driveway which circles the oval in front of the memorial building. This driveway is known as Anzac Drive.
Maintenance, additions and re-planting have all taken place over the years to ensure that the Avenue remains a fitting way of honouring our service personnel.
Following World War II, the Avenue was replanted in April 1950 at a very well-attended working bee. At this point the Avenue grew to include World War II casualties. Some time later, another tree was added for A.S.E. Codling, who died in the Korean War.
The trees are watered and maintained by members of the local RSL Sub Branch, and we appreciate their continued support with this.
The Avenue is truly a living memorial, with maintenance and addidtions taking place right throughout its history. A significant project during the World War I centenary period saw most of the Avenue replanted to replace aging trees, and in 2016 we added four additional trees to acknowledge servicemen who had previously been omitted or incorrectly recorded on the memorial.