Calls for Kangaroo Flat vets

THE Kangaroo Flat RSL is calling on anyone with the names of local World War One veterans to come forward.

President Charlie Martin said the organisation wants to erect commemorative plaques on the Avenue of Honour -  the strip of trees opposite the Kangaroo Flat war memorial - in light of the centenary of Anzac.

"If anyone had any relatives who were killed in the War they could come and pay their respects," Mr Martin said.

The Avenue was created shortly after World War One to recognise Kangaroo Flat's soldiers.

The original avenue was built with plaques with soldiers' names on them, but today only the trees remain.

Mr Martin said a few years ago he came across a publication with the names of Kangaroo Flat residents who fought in the Great War, but it has since gone missing.

"We believe there was a booklet made," Mr Martin said. 

He said with the centenary of Anzac approaching there were many national initiatives to establish  and improve Avenues of Honour to remember the young men who died.

He said having plaques on the Kangaroo Flat Avenue of Honour would make people more inclined to visit it and reflect on the men who died.

Mr Martin said he was determined to restore the avenue to its original glory.

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