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Homebush-Strathfield RSL Memorial Wall

Homebush-Strathfield RSL Memorial Wall
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Photo of plaque in previous Homebush - Strathfield RSL Memorial garden memorial
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Photo of plaque in previous Homebush - Strathfield RSL Memorial garden memorial
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Photo of plaque in previous Homebush - Strathfield RSL Memorial garden memorial
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Photo of plaque in previous Homebush - Strathfield RSL Memorial garden memorial
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Description / Background

When the federal government announced grants as part of the Anzac program, Strathfield Council applied for funding to repair its war memorial and find a new home for the plaques from Homebush-Strathfield RSL sub branch. This memorial wall replaces the previous Homebush-Strathfield RSL Memorial Garden listing on the NSW War Memorials Register. 

The memorial was dedicated on 8 November 2015. It is located in Davey Square Reserve, Stratfield and is comprised of a wall, a paved area and numerous plaques. The plaques were originally around the flag pole at the RSL but are now attached to the new wall. The first two are mounted on the northern end and the second two on the southern end. The wall faces east and is directly opposite the Homebush War Memorial. Rochester Street separates the two memorials. 

Initially a wall was to be built in the RSL grounds, but the decision was made to move the plaques so they can be accessed by family and maintained by the Council.

The wall is about 1 metre high, and inside the concrete circle in front of the wall is a paved circle with 'the Ode' inscribed around the edge. There is a plaque in the centre of the paving. There are 339 plaques honouring those who served from the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean campaign.

Additional information:

  • The Homebush War Memorial originally stood in front of the Homebush Council chambers on Parramatta Road. It was moved in 1978 to its present site to preserve it at the request of the Homebush-Strathfield RSL sub- branch.. 
  • Homebush Council was amalgamated with Strathfield in 1947. 
Inscription

Wall plaques:

THIS STONE WAS LAID BY MAJ. GEN. H.W. LLOYD C.B., C.M.G., C.V.O., D.S.O., E.D. IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES WORLD WAR I 1914 ~ 1918. LEST WE FORGET. 10TH MAY 1947.

THIS STONE WAS LAID BY LT. GEN. F.H. BERRYMAN. C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES WORLD WAR II 1939 ~ 1945. LEST WE FORGET. 10TH MAY 1947.

HOMEBUSH - STRATHFIELD RETURNED SERVICES LEAGUE SUB - BRANCH MEMORIAL GARDEN.

DEDICATED TO THE FALLEN KOREA, MALAYA, BORNEO CONFLICT 1950 ~ 1965. LEST WE FORGET.

DEDICATED TO THE FALLEN IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT 1965 ~ 1972 LEST WE FORGET

Paving area plaque:

Strathfield Council

Strathfield Council and the Homebush-Srathfield RSL sub-branch honour the members of our community who have served in the Australian Defence Forces during both war and peace, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We dedicate this memorial in commemoration of those who gave their lives so that we can live in peace, and to he veterans who returned to build the community we proudly share today.

Dedicated on 8 November, 2015.

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Address
Coventry Road,
Davey Square Reserve,
Strathfield NSW 2135
Local Government Area
Strathfield, Municipality of
Setting
Roadside
Memorial type
Wall
Recorded by
Peter Levarre Waters. Updated information and images by Susan Borel, Burwood and District Family History Group.
Year of construction
2015
Dedication date
08 November 2015
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75