Honour Avenue, Fairfield
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
'This memorial represents a lasting tribute to the memory of the servicemen of this district who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II'
World War 2
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|F / O||R S||Adcock||WW2||RAAF||view|
|SIG||V A||Agnew||WW2||2 DIV SIGNALS||view|
|Private||C A||Agnew||WW2||KIA||AIF||58/59 Battalion (CMF)||view|
|Pte||P T||Ainsworth||WW1||DOW 18 June 1917 age 22||Aus ARMY||38th Inf Bn||view|
|MAR||B G||Aldred||WW2||ROYAL MARINES||view|
|SEAMAN||J J||Aldridge||WW2||MERCH NAVY||view|
|PTE||W T||Alexander||WW2||2/33 INF BN||view|
|PTE||J A||Allen||WW2||AIF||2ND AIF||view|