Fairfield Park Honour Avenue

Description

This memorial avenue includes several elements:

  • Two red brick entrance pillars commemorating Australia's involvement in various 20th century conflicts.  
    • Connecting metal arch displays the words: '1939 Honour Avenue 1945'.
    • Relief bronze figures adorn each pillar, representing scenes from post-Second World War conflicts.
  • A separate area within the park has two flagstaffs, each surrounded by a semi-circular structure displaying the names of Second World War personnel.

The memorial was upgraded to include an etched paver for every Fairfield resident who served in the armed forces from the First World War to date, and have since died. Each section is headed by a sandstone paver depicting the RSL (WWI), RAN (WWII), Australian Army (Korea), R.A.A.F. (Malaya/Borneo), Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (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 R.A.N., Army, and R.A.A.F. in which residents fought.

Additional information: Honour Avenue pavers guide / City of Fairfield RSL Sub-Branch at the State Library of NSW.

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 Conflicts 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
14-20 Lawson Street,
Fairfield Park,
Fairfield NSW 2165
Local Government Area
  • Fairfield, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Paul Bryant - Senior Vice President, Fairfield RSL sub-Branch and Fairfield City Library
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
12/09/1951
Dedication date
09 December 1951
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • All conflicts

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