Places or Organisation: Memorial tree, Sanders Avenue
Date Opened1st January 1941Date Closed31st December 2013LocationSanders Avenue, TakapunaGeotag Approximate location of the memorial tree on the corner of Sanders Avenue and Lake Road, Takapuna.
In 1941, local resident Pat Denniston planted a tree in memory of her grandfather Alex, who served in World War One and who was invalided out of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force when he contracted influenza. Alex died at a tent hospital for influenza patients set up at this location, He was nursed by his wife Mary, who served at the hospital. Mary was matron of the Epsom Convalescent Home.