This WW1 commemorative avenue of nine (9) trees were planted by local citizens of Mont Albert, in Churchill Street, Mont Albert, Victoria.
This was in response to Queen Elizabeth’s state tour and as that she was driven down Churchill Street.
The trees were established exactly 50 years after the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli to recognize 4 brothers from one family who enlisted in the great war. The first who enlisted ( William Head) lost his life in the first wave of landings at Gallipoli on the morning of 25/4/15. 9 trees were planted to commemorate the 4 brothers from the same family and 5 of their mates from Mont Albert District who all enlisted together and all served in the Great War.
The original inscription on a plate attached to the central tree in the avenue reads:
IN MEMORY OF THE FOUR BROTHERS FROM MONT ALBERT
WILLIAM, FAWCETT, ROWLAND AND GORDON HEAD
ALL ENLISTED IN THE GREAT WAR
WILLIAM (WILL) DIED APRIL 25TH 1915 AT GALLIPOLI
LEST WE FORGET
This grove of nine trees were planted in their memory
On the 50th anniversary of Will’s death 25.4.65
By Citizens of Mont Albert
A public unveiling for the plaques’ restoration was held on Remembrance Day 2021.