Marian Anzac Tree Avenue

Location: Was located in Anzac Avenue, Marian. The 5 surviving plaques are now housed in the Mirani Museum.
Local Government Authority: Mackay Regional Council.
Year Constructed: Post 1918
Type of Construction:   Fig Trees attached with enamalled tin signs.
War: 1914-1918
Names: Unknown
History:  Following World War 1, fig trees were planted on the footpaths of the main street in Marian, and the names of ex-servicemen were attached on plaques.  The memorial trees flourished until Cyclone Annie hit the Mackay District on 7 March 1955. About three or four of the trees blew over and the rest were severely pruned to prevent similar damage in the future however the all died and were not replaced.
Information Sources:  Marian & District 100 years, pp44.



ARCHBOLD, William James, Private, 3257, 52nd Battalion/41st Battalion, enlisted 21 February 1916, Killed in Action, 26 May 1918, Villers-Brettoneux, France.



COYNE, David Emmett (A.M.), Sergeant, 3347, 31st Battalion, enlisted 25 January 1916, Died of Wounds, 15 May 1918, France.



COYNE, Patrick Edward, Private, 4104, 26th Battalion, enlisted 22 September 1915, Killed in Action, 14 November 1916, Flers, France.



CUMMING, John Wilton, Private, 2636, 49th Battalion, enlisted 8 July 1916, Killed in Action, 7 June 1917, Messines, Belgium.



EDWARDS, Sydney Herbert, Corporal, 3333, 9th Battalion / 49th Battalion, enlisted 26 July 1915, Killed in Action, 5 April 1918, France.



STOCKER, Thomas, Private, 5204, 9th Battalion/49th Battalion, enlisted 6 January 1916, Killed in Action, 5 September 1916, Pozieres, France.



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