Memorial tree grove to be planted in Cowra's Peace Precinct

The site of the proposed memorial tree grove.

The site of the proposed memorial tree grove.

A memorial tree grove will be planted along Cowra's Peace Precinct next month in recognition of 100 years since the end of WW1 and Cowra's service personnel who didn't return from the Front.

The memorial grove is the idea of Cowra Shire Councillor Ray Walsh as a commemorative project for the 100 years since the end of WW1.

The Cowra district had approximately 560 men and women serve overseas in the First World War.

It is believed 64 service personnel did not return.

The project is to commemorate these people by planting a tree for each person who did not return.

A launch of the grove is planned for the morning of May 25, 2019 with a function to follow at the Cowra Civic Centre.

"We feel we should do just that little bit more for the 100 years since the first world war ended," Cr Walsh said.

"We have memorial groves for the people who enlisted and went away, it is appropriate that recognition be given to those who went away and didn't come home.

"The descendants of those families will be encouraged to attend and take part in a ceremony," he said.

Cowra Shire Environmental Services Director Kate Alberry said signage in the grove will be of a similar style to those at the POW site and will list the soldiers that are being remembered by name.

"Council will seek to invite members of the 64 fallen soldiers' families to the replanting event on site, with an opportunity to plant a tree for their ancestors," Ms Alberry said.

"The next step is to contact as many relatives of the soldiers as possible," she said.

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