World War 1 Avenue of Honour

35 trees planted, 28th August, 1918

Link to Newspaper Articles

  1. The trees have been numbered in the order referred to in the West Wimmera Mail of Friday, September 9th, 1918.
  2. * denotes death linked to WW1 service.
  3. Links have been made where possible from soldiers to family groups, more information required.
Tree Soldier Unit Tree Planted by
01 * GARDNER, Pte John Ray 38th Battalion, AIF Mrs Geo GARDNER
02 * PATCHING, Pte Clarence Francis 21st Battalion, AIF Miss R. A. CARRACHER (on behalf of Mrs P. J. LAVERY)
03 * BRENNAN, Pte Patrick 24th Battalion, AIF Mr W JONES
04 BRENNAN, Cpl John 13th Light Horse, 24th Battalion, AIF Mrs C WONG
05 BRENNAN, Pte Charles 24th Battalion, AIF Mrs C WONG
06 * BIGGIN, Pte John Thomas (Jack) 8th Battalion, AIF Miss Gwen BULL
07 BULL, Trpr Alexander Stanley 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF Mrs J WATSON
08 CRABTREE, Pte Charles Henry Lock 7th & 38th Battalion, AIF Mrs D CRABTREE
09 CAMERON, Pte William John 21st Battalion Mrs C WONG
10 CRABTREE, Pte Henry Graham 5th Battalion, AIF Mr F CRABTREE
11 CARRACHER, Gnr Eugene Cornelius 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade, AIF Mrs D CARRACHER
12 CARRACHER, Gnr James Deasy 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade, AIF Miss C CARRACHER
13 DOWLING, Pte Peter 59th Battalion, AIF Mr C D BLOCK
14 DOWLING, Pte Timothy 60th Battalion, AIF Mr C D BLOCK
15 * DELANEY, Pte James (Jack) 38th Battalion, AIF Miss D GARDNER
16 DELANEY, Pte Thomas Edward (Tom) 38th Battalion, AIF Mr F SCHUMANN
17 FORSTER, Trpr Frederick John 10th Light Horse Regiment, AIF Mr F FORSTER
18 FORSTER, Pte George Arthur 6th Battalion, AIF Mr F FORSTER
19 GARDNER, Pte W G V 58th Battalion, AIF Miss D GARDNER
20 HINCH, Sgnr Edgar 7th Battalion, AIF Mr F HINCH
21 HAMILTON, Pte Leslie Gibson 22nd Battalion, AIF Mr C SCHUMANN
22 KERR, Air Mec Charles Joseph Australian Flying Corps (AFC) Miss C JONES
23 LEYDEN, Lieut John Maurice 2nd Australian Mechanical Transport Service (AMTS), AIF Mrs J H HARVEY
24 MOODY, Sergt Cuthbert Thomas 6th Army FA Brigade, AIF Miss Glad BLOCK
25 MAJOR, Pte John Thomas Weir AIF ? Mr A C ROBINSON
26 McDONALD, Pte Joseph William Stephen 'Willie' 38th Battalion, AIF Mr F SCHUMANN
27 O'BRIEN, Pte John Thomas 14th Battalion, AIF Mr F HINCH
29 PHILLIPS, Pte Herbert Balderson 7th Battalion, AIF Mr M F MORRIS
31 SCHINCKEL, Pte Harold Bismark 7th Field Ambulance, AIF Miss E SCHINCKEL
32 SCHUMANN, Pte John David [MM] 7th Battalion, AIF Mr F SCHUMANN
33 STEHN, Pte Albert Ernest 24th Battalion, AIF Mrs C W STEHN
35 WILSON, Pte Peter Leslie 39th Battalion, AIF Mr W M JONES

Booroopki Avenue of Honour, West Wimmera, Victoria, Aus
Booroopki Avenue of Honour

Note the buloke tree guards mentioned in West Wimmera Mail reports.

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Looking for any additional information on the Booroopki Avenue of Honour such as...

  • Any corrections or additions to the above names or family links.
  • What happened to the enamel name and unit plaques on the trees?
  • Looking for specific Unit information on each soldier.
  • Can any trees still be linked to a specific soldier?
  • Does a map of the plantings exist?
  • Any photographs of the planting ceremony in 1918 would be appreciated.
Compiled by :
Daryl Crabtree & Daryl Povey