The Soldiers Walk, Queens Domain, Hobart
 

 

Other Tasmanian Avenues - Alonnah

 

         Records from Alonnah
By Wiljayr

Tree-planting Day

“The tree you plant in this school ground
on this beautiful day will be
A pledge of faith in the future,
and a hostage to memory.” E E Rexford

Arbor Day was observed at the local state school on Friday in delightful weather.  Pinus insignis trees were planted and dedicated to the memory of Sergeant Arthur F Adams MM (died of illness on December 7 1918), Pte Percy A Adams (died of wounds on May 24, 1916), Pte J F P (Frank) Murphy (killed in action on June 7,1917), Gunner Olaf E Ohlson (died of wounds on February 26, 1917) and Pte Thomas O Ohlson (killed in action on September 4, 1916) soldiers of the district who paid the supreme sacrifice in the great war, the last three being old scholars of the school. A similar tree was planted to the memory of the year 1920.

Weekly Courier July 8th 1920 p31

 

 


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