Honour Avenue, Fairfield

Description

 

Two red brick entrance pillars commemorate Australia's involvement in various 20th century wars.  

A connecting metal arch displays the words: '1939 Honour Avenue 1945'

Relief bronze figures adorn each pillar, representing scenes from post World War II conflicts.

A separate area within the Park has two flag staffs, each surrounded by a semi-circular structure displaying the names of World War II personnel.

 

The memorial was upgraded to include an etched paver for every Fairfield Resident who served in the armed forces from WW1 to date, and have since died.

 

Each Section is headed by a Sandstone Paver depicting the RSL (WW1), RAN (WW2), Aust Army (Korea), RAAF (Malaya/Borneo), WRAAC (Vietnam), Merchant Marine (Non-Active Service - Reserve/ and Post Vietnam).

 

The paved walkway is flanked by Rosemary and Native Perennials, with staggered seats opposite each group. The end of the Avenue has a Lone Pine grown from the original, and plinths depicticting the Battle Honours of the RAN, Army, and RAAF in which residents fought.

(Photographs to come)

 

Link to the Honour Avenue pavers guide / City of Fairfield RSL Sub-Branch at the State Library of NSW.

Please find attached the document "A Short History of the Fallen from the Fairfield Area" in two parts. By Paul Bryant of the City of Fairfield RSL Sub Branch. 

 

 

Please note - veteran list down for update and will be back up soon

Inscription

 

'This memorial represents a lasting tribute to the memory of the servicemen of this district who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II'

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
CPL J F Ablett WW2 115076 RAAF view
F / O R S Adcock WW2 411846 RAAF view
LAC W E Adolfson WW2 162188 RAAF view
SIG V A Agnew WW2 NX162722 2 DIV SIGNALS view
Private C A Agnew WW2 KIA 372263 AIF 58/59 Battalion (CMF) view
Pte P T Ainsworth WW1 DOW 18 June 1917 age 22 2682 Aus ARMY 38th Inf Bn view
MAR B G Aldred WW2 CP/X113792 ROYAL MARINES view
SEAMAN J J Aldridge WW2 MERCH NAVY view
PTE W T Alexander WW2 NX92130 2/33 INF BN view
PTE J A Allen WW2 380329 AIF 2ND AIF view
Address
Intersection of Vine Street and Lawson Street
Fairfield Park,
Fairfield NSW 2165
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Paul Bryant - Senior Vice President, Fairfield RSL sub-Branch and Fairfield City Library
Conflict/s
World War 1
World War 2
Korean Campaign
Malaya
Borneo
Vietnam
Post Vietnam

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