The Urrbrae Avenue of Honour was established to commemorate World War One. This Avenue of Honour is a single row of Bhutan Cypress trees located in the Urrbrae Agricultural High School grounds, at Cross Road, in Urrbrae, South Australia.In 1951 the trees were transplanted to current location along the internal boundary fence to the school oval.
An article from the News newspaper states that on the 9th of July 1943, 100 trees were planted by students of Urrbrae Agricultural High School in memory of old scholars who were “in the fighting forces” and that “each tree bare a nameplate with the name of an old boy that has been killed in action, taken prisoner of war, or enlisted in the forces” (“Trees In Memory Of Old Scholars” News, 9 July 1943, p. 2.)
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