Other Tasmanian Avenues - Bracknell
On Saturday afternoon, on the Bracknell Recreation Ground, memorial trees were planted and dedicated to the memory of the fallen soldiers belonging to the district. For a small place the death-roll had been fairly heavy, and it was generally felt that this would be a fitting way of commemorating the services given by these men to their country. The gathering was large and representative, added interest being given to it by the presence of the Premier and Mrs Lee. The proceedings opened with the singing of the hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.” Mr. G Pitt paid a warm tribute to the fallen men, and introduced the Premier, who received a very cordial welcome. Mr. Lee appreciated the honour of taking part in such a gathering, and expressed his sympathy with the relatives of the fallen men, that there be no slackening of effort until victory as achieved. The Revs R S Morris and A Holloway also spoke. The first tree, in honour of Private Colin Saunders, son of Mr. and Mrs J Saunders, who fell in the landing at Gallipoli, was planted by Mrs Lee. Other were then planted by relatives in honour of Privates T Ross, Jas. Scott, E H Bradmore, A Chadwick, A Lyons, J Masters, D Cross, Sergeant L J Saunders, Privates A C Taber, L Saunders, A Leonard, and L Cooper. After cheers for the returned soldiers present, and the men at the front, the proceedings closed with the National Anthem. Afternoon tea was provided by the ladies, the proceeds being directed to the Red Cross funds.
Examiner August 26th 1918 p8