Woodvale pays tribute to servicemen

UPDATE, FRIDAY 9.30AM: About 35 people attended the Woodvale's dawn service at the Woodvale Memorial Avenue.

A wreath was laid by Kevin Priest, a descendant of one of Woodvale's fallen servicemen.

A new plaque featuring photos and stories of the Woodvale fallen was unveiled, along with a collage of pictures of their actual graves in France.

The service also included a rendition of the poem In Flanders Fields.

EARLIER, THURSDAY: 

A PLAQUE to commemorate the lives of Woodvale's fallen servicemen will be unveiled on Friday.

The tribute will be unveiled at a dawn service at the Woodvale Memorial Avenue, in front of the community hall in Daly Road.

The plaque features photos of seven men and a short snippet about their lives.

The plaque was made possible with a grant worth $1100 from Saluting Their Service and a $700 contribution from the Bendigo District RSL.

Woodvale Hall Committee member David Vaughan donated a collage of photos.

The dawn service will also include the placement of a Lone Pine Tree from Gallipoli.

The dawn service will start at 6am and will be followed by a free sausage sizzle in the hall.

Read more about the tribute plaque in Saturday's Bendigo Advertiser.

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